Serena easily downs Lino in Swedish quarters

Serena Williams barely broke a sweat in the Swedish Open quarterfinals. (AP/Alastair Grant)
July 19, 2013, 9:19 AM

BASTAD, Sweden — Serena Williams easily won her Swedish Open quarterfinal, breaking Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain three times in each set in winning 6-1, 6-1 on Friday.

Also, third-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic breezed past Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-3, while home favourite Johanna Larsson beat Mathilde Johansson of France 6-1, 6-3.

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

Williams will meet Zakopalova in the semifinals.

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