WTA Swedish Open: Serena Williams strolls into final after easy win

Last Updated: 20/07/13 5:06pm

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Serena Williams: Powered past Klara Zakopalova to reach Bastad final

Serena Williams: Powered past Klara Zakopalova to reach Bastad final

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World No 1 and top seed Serena Williams stretched her unbeaten run on clay to 27 matches as she breezed past Klara Zakopalova in straight sets to reach the final of the Swedish Open in Bastad.

The American 16-time Grand Slam winner was never in trouble as she swept to a 6-4 6-0 victory to set up a clash with home player Johanna Larsson in Sunday's final.

Williams, 31, will be contesting her 69th career final against Larsson, who is ranked 76th in the world.

She had earlier dismissed Italy's Flavia Panetta, but the world No 103 pushed her all the way before the Swede triumphed 2-6 6-3 6-4.]

The 24-year-old will be appearing in the third WTA final of her career, having already lost in Bastad in 2011 and in Portoroz the previous year.

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