Serena Williams bests Marie Bouzkova 1-6 6-3 6-3 in the semifinal in Toronto on Saturday. Williams will play Bianca Vanessa Andreescu in the final.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Bouzkova started off on the right foot in the set after breaking Williams in the 1st game (1-0). Bouzkova extended her lead after breaking Williams in the 5th (4-1) and in the 7th (6-1) game before conquering the set.

Serena couldn’t stop the opposition in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-1 to 6-1).

2nd set.

Williams won the set after she broke Marie in the 7th (4-3) and in the 9th (6-3) game. That break turned to be decisive for Williams to win the set because she didn’t drop her serve in the rest of the set.

Bouzkova was powerless in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-3 to 6-3).

3rd set.

Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that Williams conquered in the 4th game (3-1) before winning the set (6-3).

At the end of the match, the American scored 80 points vs. Bouzkova’s 73 points.

Williams served exceptionally well to win 81% of the points (34/42) behind her first serve. Nonetheless she won only 44% points (15/34) on her second serve. The American struck 11 aces and she committed 7 double faults. Williams didn’t lose the concentration in converting 50% of the break points that she procured (3/6). On the other side, the Czech was not so effective in converting her break points because she converted only 38% of her break points (3/8). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.

After this contest, the head to head between Williams and Bouzkova is 1-0 for Serena.

Highlights Serena Williams vs. Marie Bouzkova Rogers Cup – Toronto

Williams’s Interview

1st
Williams
Bouzkova
1-6
1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
0
2
0
1
2nd
Williams
Bouzkova
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
3rd
Williams
Bouzkova
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0

Next Match: Serena Williams vs. Bianca Vanessa Andreescu – H2H and stats

Williams will take on Vanessa Andreescu in the final.

There is no head to head record between Serena Williams and Bianca Vanessa Andreescu since this will be the first time that they will clash against each other in the main tour.

Serena Williams in Toronto

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