WTA Swedish Open: Serena Williams wastes little time in beating Anna Tatishvili

Last Updated: 18/07/13 8:57pm

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Serena Williams: Will face Lourdes Dominguez Lino in the last eight in Bastad

Serena Williams: Will face Lourdes Dominguez Lino in the last eight in Bastad

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Serena Williams breezed into the quarter-finals of the Swedish Open in Bastad with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Anna Tatishvili.

The top seed was never in trouble, despite her opponent winning three straight games in the second set, as set up a last-eight meeting with fifth seed Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

The win over Tatishvili means Williams has a record of 25 wins and no losses on clay this year and says she is approaching the International Series event like a major event tournament.

"I've had a lot of time here but I've actually been spending a lot of time in the room, just staying focused on the event," Williams told the WTA's official website..

"My main goal is to do well here. I love this city, but I really love the fans, and I feel like I want to do the best that I can here. I'm staying really focused, grand slam style.

"You never want to go to a tournament and not win, or at least not perform your best. I don't know if I'll end up winning the tournament this week, but I want to play some of my best tennis here."

Meanwhile, second seed Simona Halep saw her competition end due to a retirement as a lower back injury forced her to pull out of her match against Flavia Pennetta when the score was 4-6 7-5 2-0. Pennetta will now play Virginie Razzano in the quarter-finals.

Qualifier Richel Hogenkamp saw off the challenge of sixth seed Lesia Tsurenko to win 6-1 2-6 6-3, while Mathilde Johansson also came through her second round match, beating Andrea Gamiz 7-5 6-2.

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