Tennis: Williams advances to quarters
CINCINNATI – Top seed Serena Williams stayed the course at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters on Thursday, pounding out a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Mona Barthel.
The American beat her 32nd-ranked German in dominating style in a night game to reach the quarter-finals of the hardcourt tournament.
Williams is playing the event for the fifth time, with her best showing to date being a semi-final berth in 2006.
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