Posted: Friday July 19, 2013 9:10 AM

Serena Williams advances to semis at Swedish Open

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BASTAD, Sweden (AP) - Serena Williams easily won her Swedish Open quarterfinal, breaking Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain three times in each set of a 6-1, 6-1 victory Friday.

Third-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic defeated Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-3, while home favorite Johanna Larsson beat Mathilde Johansson of France 6-1, 6-3.

Italy's Flavia Pennetta beat France's Virginie Razzanno 6-1, 6-3 in the last quarterfinal on clay.

Williams will meet Zakopalova in the semifinals.

 
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