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Tennis: Serena gains sisterly revenge on Robson in Rome

Published on May 15, 2013 6:20 AM
 
US Serena Williams celebrates her victory over British player Laura Robson at the end of their Rome WTA tennis open tournament at the Foro Italico in Rome, on May 14 2013. Williams inflicted swift revenge on behalf of her older sister when she beat Britain's Laura Robson 6-2 6-2 in the Rome Masters on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - World number one Serena Williams inflicted swift revenge on behalf of her older sister when she beat Britain's Laura Robson 6-2 6-2 in the Rome Masters on Tuesday.

Venus Williams was despatched in straight sets by Robson in Monday's first round but Serena, fresh from her defeat of Maria Sharapova in the Madrid Open final at the weekend, was a different proposition once she had warmed up.

Robson broke serve in the opening game but the American quickly hit her stride to take the first set. Robson battled hard early in the second to reach 2-2 but then folded in the face of Williams' power and placement.

Robson's second service was picked apart by Williams and the Briton did her chances no good with eight double faults.

 
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