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Serena Williams Wins Italian Open

posted 19 May 2013, 11:27 by Mpelembe   [ updated 19 May 2013, 11:28 ]

Serena Williams warms up for French Open with demolition of Victoria Azarenka in Rome final.

ROMEITALY (MAY 19, 2013) (WTA TOUR) -  Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive tennis tour title when she thrashed former world number one Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-3 to take the Italian Open on Sunday (May 19).

The American, who has not lost a match since Azarenka defeated her in the Doha final in February, completely overpowered the Belarussian on the Rome clay.

Williams, 31, hit nine aces and 41 winners in the two sets played in bright sunshine.

Her win, 11 years after she won her only previous Rome title, comes after successes in Miami,Charleston and Madrid.

Eleven years ago Williams also won the French Open and she will be trying again when this year's tournament begins next Sunday (May 26).