Quebec City - Former world No 1 Venus Williams cruised to a straight-sets second-round victory Thursday at the WTA Tour Quebec City tournament.
The top-seeded seven-time major champion rolled over world No 242 Olga Savchuk 6-1, 6-2 in a match that took just over 48 minutes on the indoor courts.
Czech Andrea Hlavackova took out second-seeded Croat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni beat eighth-seeded Hungarian Timea Babos 7-6 (7/3), 6-2, and 2012 runner-up Lucie Hradecka defeated qualifier and fellow Czech Barbora Krejcikova 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Results on Thursday from the fourth day of Quebec City WTA tournament (x denotes seed):
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) bt Timea Babos (HUN x8) 7-6 (7/3), 6-2
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO x2) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Venus Williams (USA x1) bt Olga Savchuk (UKR) 6-1, 6-2
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) bt Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2