4 Jul 2016

Serena storms into last 16

7:15 am on 4 July 2016

Tennis World number one Serena Williams kept her Wimbledon title defence on track with a crushing 6-3 6-0 win over Germany's Annika Beck to advance to the last 16.

Serena Williams at Wimbledon 2016.

Serena Williams at Wimbledon 2016. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

In the men's draw Australian Nick Kyrgios booked a Wimbledon fourth round clash with favourite Andy Murray as he outplayed Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez.

Williams looked in no mood to follow men's top seed Novak Djokovic out of the tournament after his shock defeat on Saturday and treated the crowd to an imperious 51-minute performance.

She thundered down the biggest women's serve of the grasscourt major so far at 198km/h, followed by an ace, to seal the first set against the unseeded 22-year-old.

Williams, who suffered a scare in round two against fellow American Christina McHale, romped through the second set in 20 minutes as Beck's resistance crumbled.

The 34-year-old will play Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova in the last 16 on Monday as she continues her quest to equal Steffi Graf's record of 22 major titles.