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Tennis: Serena Williams wins first Cincinnati title

Published on Aug 18, 2014 3:25 AM
Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia pose with their trophies after the final match on day 9 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Centre on August 17, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. -- PHOTO: AFP

CINCINNATI (AFP) - World No.1  Serena Williams claimed her first Cincinnati title with a dominating 6-4, 6-1 win over Ana Ivanovic in the final of the WTA Tour hardcourt tournament on Sunday.

Williams, who finished runner-up last year, needed just 62 minutes to earn her 62nd career singles crown.

“It was such a great week,” Williams said. “She was playing so hard, hitting so many winners.”

This also marked Williams’ second title in the month of August as she looks to be in fine form heading into the season’s final major, the US Open which begins August 25 in New York.

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