Serena Williams advances to Toronto semifinals

TORONTO - Top-seeded Serena Williams eased into the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday night, overpowering Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1.

Williams, coming off a tournament victory in the Swedish Open on July 21, will face third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, a 7-6 (1), 7-5 winner over fifth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy.

 In the other quarterfinals, fourth-seeded Li Na of China beat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (1), 6-2; and Romania's Sorana Cirstea upset sixth-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.


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