Sat, 17 Aug 2013 15:15:00 GMT | By AFP

Serena Williams cruises into Cincinnati semi-finals

Top seed Serena Williams won 6-0, 6-4 in the quarterfinals against Romanian Simona Halep


Serena Williams cruises into Cincinnati semi-finals (© Getty Images)

Cincinnati: Top seed Serena Williams raced through a 16-minute opening set en route to an easy 6-0, 6-4 quarter-final victory over Romanian Simona Halep on Friday at the Cincinnati Masters.

The world number one finished with five breaks of Halep. She next plays holder Li Na, after the Chinese fifth seed advanced on a walkover of Agnieszka Radwanska, who had to return to her home in Poland to attend a funeral.

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