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2011 Rogers Cup Toronto - Lucie Safarova also lost in quarter-final

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Lucie Safarova on court against Serena Williams on Day 5 of the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre

on Friday, August 12, 2011 in Toronto,Ontario, Canada.


Friday, August 12, 2011

(CNN) -- Serena Williams is through to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto after a gutsy performance against the Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova on Friday.

In only her fourth tournament this year, Williams won in three sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

"It was more or less about taking my game to a higher level and not remaining on the same platform," Williams said, reported.

"Lefties are different too, and it took getting used to. I hadn't played Lucie in a long time. I forgot how she plays, and she's a great player and doing so well. Once I got used to it, it was better," Williams added, reported.


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