Serena Williams cruises into Cincinnati semi-finals

Updated: 17 August 2013 08:30 IST

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.

Cincinnati, Ohio:

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.

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick David Nalbandian Roger Federer Juan Martin del Potro Andy Murray Serena Williams Simona Halep
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