Serena Williams reaches Rogers Cup final

Serena Williams
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Serena William advances through to the final of the Rogers Cup after a straight sets victory over Victoria Azarenka.

Serena Williams has advanced to final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto after defeating Victoria Azarenka in straight sets.

The 29-year-old took one hour and 17 minutes to emerge victorious 6-3 6-3 against the number four seed.

"My goals have been just to give it my all at every match and every tournament," said the 13-time Grand Slam champion after the match.

"Not that it wasn't like that before, but I had a tremendous amount of focus in the grand slams, and I think I still will.

"But every now and then you never know, tomorrow [the final] is not promised and I want to give it my all."

Williams will face tenth seed Samantha Stosur in the final.

Serena Williams
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