WTA ROME- Serena Williams downs Madison Keys to win fourth title

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WTA ROME- Serena Williams downs Madison Keys to win fourth title

Tennis- World No.1 Serena Williams has won her 70th WTA career title and fourth Rome title by beating Madison Keys in straight sets 7-6 (5), 6-3 in All-American final in Internazionali BNL d"Italia in Rome. Williams and Keys had met twice last year in Australian Open and US Open, with Williams winning in straight sets on both occasions.

21-year-old Keys was looking for a revenge and got off to a great start as she broke Williams in the first game of the match. Keys held next two service games easily and was 40-15 up at 3-2 but Williams broke her to level at 3-3.

Both of them held their next service games and the set had to be decided by a tie-break. Williams won the tie-break 7-5 to take the set. In the second set Williams was in control as she broke Keys twice early to go 3-0. Keys got one break back but Williams broke her again in the seventh game to go 5-2 up.

Williams served for the match at 5-2 but Keys broke her to reduce the lead. The 34-year-old broke Keys again in the ninth game to take the second set 6-3. She has improved to 70-19 in WTA finals, 13-2 in Clay court finals and 23-8 in the Premier Mandatory finals.  Also Read: WTA ROME- Serena Williams wins easily. Madison Keys stuns Garbine Muguruza to reach the final