American tennis player Serena Williams overcame the 1/2 barrier of the Toronto competition by defeating Czech Marie Buzkova – 1/6, 6/3, 6/3.
For 1 hour 47 minutes of the match, the tenth racket of the world, 37-year-old Serena, recorded three breaks and 11 aces, having made a mistake seven times during the serve. 21-year-old Marie, occupying the 91st line of the world rankings table, took the opponent’s feed three times and completed four aces.
Previously, the athletes did not meet among themselves.
In the final of the Rogers Cup Williams tournament will play with Bianca Andreescu.