Mason, OH (Sports Network) - Sizzling-hot Serena Williams and top seed
Agnieszka Radwanska were a pair of third-round winners Thursday at the WTA's
$2.168 million Western & Southern Open.
The second-seeded Williams took care of Radwanska's younger sister Urszula, a
qualifier this week, 6-4, 6-3 in 70 minutes.
The former world No. 1 Williams is currently riding a torrid 19-match winning
streak since being stunned in the first round at the French Open in June. The
14-time Grand Slam champ is seeking a fourth straight tournament title after
posting wins at Wimbledon, Stanford and the Olympic Games in London.
Williams' quarterfinal opponent will be quality German left-hander Angelique
Meanwhile, the Polish world No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska, who was last month's
Wimbledon runner-up to Williams, outlasted American wild card Sloane Stephens
6-1, 4-6, 6-4 on the hardcourts at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
Also on Day 4, fourth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova whipped Chinese Peng Shuai
6-2, 6-2 and a fifth-seeded Kerber topped Czech qualifier Andrea Hlavackova
6-4, 7-6 (7-5). The 2011 Wimbledon champion Kvitova is fresh off her Monday
title in Montreal.
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