Montreal, QC, Canada, 9 August 2014 |

Sam Stosur feels that there was a sense of Serena Williams wanting revenge when the pair met in the second round of this week’s WTA Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Williams completed a 6-0 6-2 victory in just 58 minutes, her serve and crushing return clicking and leaving Stosur little room to get her teeth into rallies.

“She’s not an easy opponent to come up against in the second round, that’s for sure,” surmised the Queenslander.

Since losing their 2011 US Open final, Williams has won all of her subsequent matches against Stosur in straight sets, including a 6-1 6-1 decision in the semifinals at Charleston in 2012.

Many believe that, in much the same way that Williams has dominated Maria Sharapova since losing to the Russian in the 2004 Wimbledon final, she “gets up” to play the Australian.

Stosur agrees.

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