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TENNIS: Nadal, Serena win Italian title

Published:Monday | May 20, 2013 | 8:20 AM

Rafael Nadal dropped only four games as he beat Roger Federer in 68 minutes to win his seventh Italian Open title.



In the 30th career meeting between the pair, who share 28 Grand Slam singles titles, the Spaniard raced to a 6-1, 6-3 victory at Rome's Foro Italico.



Nadal has now won six of his eight tournaments since returning in February from a seven-month break due to injury.



Nadal heads to the French Open in tremendous form as he looks to win an Open-era record eighth title at Roland Garros.



Serena Williams completed her French Open preparations by beating Victoria Azarenka in the women’s final – her fourth consecutive tournament victory.



Williams, the world number one, powered to a 6-1, 6-3 victory, extending her unbeaten run to 24 matches.



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