Wimbledon and Olympics champion Serena Williams registered a straight set win 6-4,6-3 against Urszula Radwanska of Poland to go one step closer of winning Western and Southern Open Tennis championship in Cincinnati.
World no. 46 Urszula Radwanska, who is younger sister of world no. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska, faced 14-time Grand Slam champion in a re-match of Olympic Games second round where she was beaten 6-2,6-3. But she was able to take two more games then she took last time.
The elder Radwanska talked about her younger sister's match: "They've played so many times the last couple of weeks - I think the third time. My sister's like, 'Why do I always have to play Serena? The draw is so big, and it's always Serena.' But yeah, there's really no way to change things like that.
"Ula was playing really great tennis here. It was her fifth match of the week. Sometimes the fifth match is the final, so for sure she wasn't that fresh. But losing against Serena can even be a good experience. I don't know what she's going to say about the match after, but I think she really played well."
Williams was asked to compare and contrast the Radwanska sisters. "I think they're both great players, and great sisters. I absolutely love seeing another pair of sisters doing so well on the tour," Williams said. "Urszula has worked really hard, and me being a younger sister and Urszula being a younger sister too, I'm always looking for her to do well and I hope she does really well.
"Her game is great. What's best about her game is she's like her sister - she doesn't do anything badly. Those are always tough opponents to play."