Simona Halep whips Venus Williams in straight sets in Rogers Cup

World number one Simona Halep pounded seven time Grand Slam champ Venus Williams in straight sets on Thursday at the WTA Montreal occasion hours after a conveying a marathon three-hour triumph over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Top seed Halep, barrage the 38-year-old American 6-2, 6-2 in only 71 minutes to achieve the quarter-finals.

Halep’s match against Pavlyuchenkova was initially planned for Wednesday night however substantial downpours constrained coordinators to put off it until Thursday morning.

The Romanian required three overwhelming sets to remove the world No. 28 Russian however had a significantly less demanding time against veteran Williams who still can’t seem to win a title in 2018.

Williams has battled with her frame this year and hasn’t won a Grand Slam title since Wimbledon in 2008 when she beat sister Serena in the last.

“It’s never simple to play both of the Williams sisters, and despite the fact that she was battling, I knew I must be centered around each ball, and remain centered until the end,” Halep said.

“She wasn’t feeling awesome on the court and it certainly wasn’t her greatest day. Also, I’m upbeat to be the quarter-finals now.”

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The authoritative French Open champion began rapidly, winning the initial two diversions in transit to taking the opening set.

She additionally bounced out to a 3-0 lead in the second set and after a slight break in the center she bounced back to flee with the last four recreations.

Halep won 77 percent of her first serve focuses and broke Williams’ serve five times.

Halep next faces number six seed Caroline Garcia, who overpowered previous World No.1 Maria Sharapova hours sooner.

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