17 Aug 2014

Roger and Serena progress in Ohio

3:51 pm on 17 August 2014

Five-time champion Roger Federer has continued his dominance over hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic with a 6-2 6-3 win to reach the final of the Cincinnati Masters.

Roger Federer at the 2014 Cincinnati Open.

Roger Federer at the 2014 Cincinnati Open. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 33-year-old Federer, who advanced to the semis with a straight-sets win over Scotland's Andy Murray, has now won all six career meetings against Raonic.

Federer's victory sets up the battle of the 30-somethings as he will now face Spaniard 32-year-old David Ferrer in the final.

Ferrer brushed aside Julien Benneteau 6-3 6-2.

meanwhile Serena Williams rallied past Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki to reach the women's final and she'll face Ana Ivanovic, an upset winner over French Open champion Maria Sharapova.

Top-seeded Williams had to overcome a sluggish start to beat Wozniacki 2-6 6-2 6-4 while Serbian ninth seed Ivanovic eventually prevailed in a rollercoaster 6-2 5-7 7-5 win over the Russian fifth seed that lasted nearly three hours.

The Cincinnati tournament is the last of the key tune-ups ahead of the U.S. Open, the year's final grand slam, where Williams will defend her crown.