Serena Williams, Federer Win Titles at Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati


Serena Williams

Serena Williams poses with the championship trophy after defeating Ana Ivanovic, from Serbia, 6-4, 6-1, in a final match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Mason, Ohio.

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams dominated for her first championship in Cincinnati.  Roger Federer got his unprecedented sixth title, overcoming one bad set to pull it off.

Federer beat David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Western & Southern Open, a tournament in which he’s usually at his best. He’s 6-0 in finals, with his six wins a tournament record.

Williams had never won it until Sunday, when she needed only 62 minutes to beat Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1. It was her sixth try for the title.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams clenches her fist after breaking Ana Ivanovic, from Serbia, in the second set of a final match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. Williams won 6-4, 6-1.

She’d never reached the finals until last year, when she fell apart and lost to Victoria Azarenka on a third-set tiebreaker.

No wobbles this time. After getting broken in the first game, she took control and improved to 5-0 in finals this year.

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