Serena Williams eases into Swedish Open final

Updated: Jul 21, 2013, 17:33 PM IST

Stockholm: Top seed Serena Williams of the United States eased past Czech third seed Klara Zakopalova in straight sets to reach the final at WTA Swedish Open.

World No.1 Williams won the first eight games in a row before sealing the match 6-0, 6-4 in 67 minutes Saturday. She smashed seven aces in the match while the Czech only managed one but conceded three double faults.

Williams will face local hope Johanna Larsson in the final. The eighth seeded Swede rallied to beat Italy`s Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the other semi-final.