Bencic halts Williams' comeback with convincing win in Toronto
Bencic looked to be in control during the 6-2 6-4 victory, saving the only break point faced. The 12th seed broke Williams early in the first set and never looked back, as the 23-time Grand Slam champion struggled to keep up with her younger opponent.
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With the first set in hand, Bencic dictated play using short angles and a precise first serve. The Olympic gold medalist won 15 of 16 points behind her first serve in the second set, and did not face a break point. A single break was enough for Bencic to clinch the victory, which she did after an hour and 17 minutes of play.
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After having made her retirement plans clear, Williams is next set to compete at the Western & Southern Open, before making a final appearance at the US Open.