Rome - Top seed Serena Williams booked her place in the semi-finals of the
WTA Rome Open on Friday after a comfortable 6-2, 6-0 win over Spain's
Carla Suarez Navarro.
Williams took just over 56 minutes on
Central Court to brush aside the Spaniard, who offered little in reply
to the American's all-round more powerful game.
The world number
one, who will claim her 51st WTA title if she triumphs this weekend,
will meet the winner of the quarter-final between Jelena Jankovic and
Williams earned her 49th career singles title, and
third of the year, by beating former world number one Jelena Jankovic in
the final of the Family Circle Cup last month.