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Serena Wiliams overcomes delay

Updated: August 8, 2014, 12:21 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday, waiting out a brief rain delay to beat Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-5, 6-4.

The top-ranked Williams returned to play last week in Stanford, California, and won her tour-best fourth title of the season. The event was her first since she withdrew from a doubles match at Wimbledon because of equilibrium problems.

"I served great," said Williams, celebrating her 200th week at No. 1 in the world. ...

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