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 in
Djokovic will face France's Jermey Chardy, a 6-7 (9), 7-6 (13), 7-6 (4) winner over American John Isner, 6-7 (9), 7-6 (13), 7-6 (4).