Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/5/13
Top-seeded Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday, beating 13th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-0, 6-3. Williams, coming off a tournament victory two weeks ago in the Swedish Open, set up a match Friday against Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova. "She wasn't able to play her game as much as she wanted to," Williams said. "When you play such a high-ranked player, you have to go in there with the mindset of do the best you can before they can step all over you and do well." Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli retired because of an abdominal injury early in the second set of her match against Rybarikova. "Kind of excess of tiredness and exhaustion on my body they feel," Bartoli said. "But it's so large, the pain is so large and we can't really say right now exactly (if) there is a tear at some point or if it's just like a huge tightness." Rybarikova led 7-6 (5), 1-0 when the seventh-seeded Bartoli stopped playing. Bartoli was playing her first event sin...
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