Updated: Friday, 15 August 2014 02:24 | By Agence France-Presse

Serena into Cincinnati quarter-finals

World number one Serena Williams eased past Italy's Flavia Pennetta 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Cincinnati WTA quarter-finals on Thursday.

Serena into Cincinnati quarter-finals

Serena Williams hits a return during her match against Samantha Stosur of Australia during a match on day 5 at Western & Southern Open on August 13, 2014 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio - by Andy Lyons

She will face fellow American Sloane Stephens or Serbia's Jelena Jankovic for a place in the semi-finals.

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