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11 Aug 2019, 05:48 IST
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American Serena Williams

Serena Williams survived a scare earlier than getting previous Marie Bouzkova within the Rogers Cup semi-finals on Saturday.

The American nice made one other gradual begin on the WTA Premier occasion, however once more recovered to succeed in the ultimate courtesy of a 1-6 6-Three 6-Three victory over Czech qualifier Bouzkova.

Williams moved into her 96th WTA Tour closing and fifth on the Rogers Cup, the place she is a three-time champion and can face Bianca Andreescu within the decider in Toronto.

However the 23-time grand slam winner seemed in hassle early, dropping her first set of the match in opposition to the 21-year-old Bouzkova.

Williams dedicated 18 unforced errors within the first set, a backhand into the underside of the online seeing her drop the opener.

Needing a response, Williams broke within the seventh sport of the second set, crushing a forehand return winner on her technique to profitable the ultimate 4 video games of the set.

Bouzkova threatened to land the primary blow of the decider, however Williams saved three break factors within the third sport.

That might show to be essential as she broke within the following sport, taking a 3-1 lead she wouldn’t relinquish.

Andreescu awaits within the closing after the 19-year-old Canadian overcame Sofia Kenin 6-Four 7-6 (7-5) within the day’s earlier semi.

She turned the primary Canadian to succeed in the ladies’s singles closing on the fashionable Rogers Cup and first since 1969, when the occasion was known as the Canadian Open.