Serena Williams extended her winning streak to ten matches by defeating Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-3 in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup. In her second straight final Williams will face Samantha Stosur.
The fourth-seeded Azarenka reached the semifinals having lost just six games, but Williams is in her Grand Slam-winning form ahead of the US Open. The American won eight of the last 11 points in the first set and 16 of the last 19 points in the second.
Samantha Stosur fell out of the Top 10 on Monday but with a 6-2 5-7 6-2 victory over Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup the Australian will regain the spot. Radwanska was on a nine-match winning streak, having won Carlsbad, and at the Rogers Cup she hadn't dropped a set all week.
Williams and Stosur have played each other five times so far, and Williams leads their head-to-head record 3-2. (photos: © Neal Trousdale)