August 20, 2009
Serena defeats Alona Bondarenko at Rogers Cup
Serena Williams defeated Alona Bondarenko 6-1, 6-4 in third round action at the Rogers Cup and advances to the quarterfinals. Williams will face the winner of the match between Zheng Jie and Lucie Safarova. The second-ranked Williams is the highest-seeded player left in the tournament after No. 1 Dinara Safina lost Wednesday. Serena won 79% of her first serves and 55% of her second serves. She also had 3 aces to match her 3 double faults. Serena converted 4 of 10 break point opportunities and was broken once.