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Serena Williams cruises in Toronto

Updated: August 7, 2013, 11:44 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Top-seeded Serena Williams easily won her opening match in the Rogers Cup, beating Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday night at Rexall Centre.

Williams, coming off a victory 2½ weeks ago in the Swedish Open, set up a third-round match Thursday against 13th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. Flipkens edged Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

"I felt good. I felt solid," Williams said. "I obviously made a few errors but it's just my ...

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