Williams reaches Stanford quarterfinals in rout

July 15, 2004 12:15 AM

Top-seeded Venus Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the Bank of the West Classic with a 6-1, 6-1 victory Wednesday night over Lindsay Lee-Waters.

Williams needed just 51 minutes to win her first match at the tournament, beating the world's 96th-ranked player with ease. She will face fifth-seeded Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi on Friday.