Agence France-PresseAugust 10, 2013 00:03
World No.1 Serena Williams, who is seeking her eighth title of the year, stormed into the semi-finals at the WTA Rogers Cup with a crushing straight-set win over Magdalena Rybarikova.
The 31-year-old Williams blitzed the world number 42 Slovak 6-1, 6-1 in a quarter-final match that took just one hour on Friday.
"She had nothing to lose," Williams said of Rybarikova. "I knew I had to play really, really good today."
Williams next faces third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on Saturday for a spot in the final.