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Serena Williams advances in Rogers Cup

Serena Williams advances in Rogers Cup

Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals in Toronto on Thursday night, beating 16th-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany, 6-3, 6-2. The 21-time Grand Slam singles champion will face Italy's Roberta Vinci, a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Russia's Daria Gavrilova. Williams won titles in Toronto titles in 2001, 2011 and 2013. Second-seeded Simona Halep of Romania advanced, outlasting 13th-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Halep will face sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 winner over Alize Cornet of France. In Rogers Cup play in Montreal, top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat American Jack Sock, 6-2, 6-1. The Serb, the...

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