Serena Williams signs off on an emotional note following her 2R defeat at the National Bank Open.

In the second round on Wednesday at the National Bank Open in Toronto, Serena Williams‘ run came to an end. The 12th seed, Belinda Bencic, defeated the former world number one in one hour and 17 minutes, 6-2, 6-4. Williams won 72% of her first-served points while Bencic won 84% of them.

She had 13 unforced errors, five fewer than Williams‘ 18, and 25 victories, 12 more than Williams‘ 13. The Swiss converted three of the eight break points she had on Williams‘ service while saving the lone break point she faced.

Williams stated, “It was a lot of emotions definitely,” following the game. I’ve always loved playing here, and I still do. Although Belinda played so brilliantly today, I wish I could have played more effectively. An eventful 24 hours have just passed.

I’m bad at saying goodbye, as I mentioned in the article. However, good-bye, Toronto. Bencic will face Garbine Muguruza in the meantime. In their opening round, the eighth-seeded Spaniard defeated Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 33 minutes.

Anett Kontaveit is the highest seed remaining in the National Bank Open.

With a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Shuai Zhang in an hour and 11 minutes, Simona Halep advanced to the round of 16 at the Canadian tournament. Halep defeated her opponent 50% to 71% on first-serve points.

While converting five of the nine break points she had on the opponent’s serve during the match, the Romanian dropped her serve twice. Halep will take on Jil Teichmann in an attempt to advance farther in the tournament. In their round-of-32 encounter, the Swiss eliminated second seed Anett Kontaveit with scores of 6-4, 6-4.

the highest seed Iga Swiatek made it without incident to the third round. In their second-round matchup, the Pole easily defeated Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-2 in 64 minutes. While Swiatek converted six of her nine break points on the Australian’s serve, she was unable to preserve the other two.

Iga Swiatek will take on Beatriz Haddad Maia in the National Bank Open in an effort to advance farther. In their round-of-32 match, the Brazilian defeated the 13th-seeded Leylah Fernandez, 7-6(4), 6-1. Image Source: WTA Twitter