Williams Venus thrashes Olga Savchuk to reach Quebec quarters

Former world number one Venus Williams cruised to a straight-sets second-round victory Thursday at the WTA Tour Quebec City tournament.

Williams Venus thrashes Olga Savchuk to reach Quebec quarters

Quebec: Former world number one Venus Williams cruised to a straight-sets second-round victory Thursday at the WTA Tour Quebec City tournament.

The top-seeded seven-time major champion rolled over world No. 242 Olga Savchuk 6-1, 6-2 in a match that took just over 48 minutes on the indoor courts.

Czech Andrea Hlavackova took out second-seeded Croat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, Croatia`s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni beat eighth-seeded Hungarian Timea Babos 7-6 (7/3), 6-2, and 2012 runner-up Lucie Hradecka defeated qualifier and fellow Czech Barbora Krejcikova 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.