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Serena Williams advances to Rogers Cup semifinals

Serena Williams advances to Rogers Cup semifinals

Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday night in Toronto, beating Italy's Roberta Vinci, 6-4, 6-3. Williams will face Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, an 0-6, 6-3, 6-1 winner over fifth-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. Earlier, second-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. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic survived two match points and rallied to beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis, 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-1, in the Rogers Cup quarterfinals at Montreal. It was the first time Djokoic survived match points against him since 2012...

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