For a set and a half Serena Williams really struggled against the young Czech player Marie Bouzkova in the Toronto semifinals. Bouzkova won the first set 6-1 and in the second, on 1-all, she kept firing winners. This backhand passing shot hit by Bouzkova, with Serena going to the net, was great.
Serena said: "I just needed to be more consistent and not make so many errors and just mentally be ready to hit a thousand balls if I needed to. In the first set, I was going for a little too much, so I just had to just play a different game."