The tenth racket of the world, American Serena Williams, beat Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, who occupies the 48th line of the WTA rating, with a score of 7/5, 6/4 in the third round of the tournament in Toronto.
The match lasted 1 hour 31 minutes. During this time, the 37-year-old Williams completed six aces, made a mistake twice during the submission and implemented five break points, and the 24-year-old Alexandrova filed through four times, made 11 double mistakes and made three breaks. This was the first official meeting of the athletes.
In the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup competition, Williams will play with Japanese Naomi Osaka.