Simona Halep of Romania blows a kiss as she defeats Venus Williams 6-2, 6-2 during day four of the Rogers Cup at IGA Stadium on August 9, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP
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Top seed Simona Halep made quick work of Venus Williams 6-2 6-2 on Thursday to end a long day at the Rogers Cup that saw her advancing to the quarter-finals.Halep had to grind out a 7-6(9) 4-6 7-5 win over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova earlier in the day, completing a match that began Wednesday but was halted due to rain.Against Williams, the 26-year-old Romanian saved the only break point she faced in the 74-minute match, and she converted five of her nine break opportunities.Second seed Dane Caroline Wozniacki went down in her first match of the tournament, losing 5-7 6-2 7-6(4) to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.
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