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Serena Williams into second round at Brisbane event

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A pain-free Serena Williams sent an ominous warning to her rivals as she crushed fellow American Varvara Lepchenko 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Brisbane International on Sunday. 

Serena Williams hits a forehand return against Varvara Lepchenko of the US in the first round at the Brisbane International tennis tournament on December 30, 2012.

Third seed Williams, 31, pulled out of an exhibition tournament in Thailand last week amid concerns she had not fully recovered from a recent foot surgery.

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