Serena Williams advances to Toronto semifinals

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 15, 2015 11:15 AM
Serena Williams advances to Toronto semifinals
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via Associated Press


TORONTO (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday night, beating Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3.

The winner of the first three Grand Slam events of the season, the 33-year-old Williams will face the winner of the late match between fifth-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

Williams won titles in Toronto titles in 2001, 2011 and 2013.

Earlier, seecond-seeded Simona Halep of Romania rebounded to beat sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 0-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Halep will face 15th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy in the semifinals. Errani topped Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-4.

In the doubles quarterfinals, the top-seeded team of Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Sania Mirza of India beat Taiwan's Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan 6-4, 6-2.

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