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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Tennis

Serena gains sisterly revenge
Agencies
Rome, May 15, 2013
First Published: 23:20 IST(15/5/2013)
Last Updated: 23:21 IST(15/5/2013)

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. 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 yesterday once she had warmed up.

Djokovic wins

Two-time Rome masters champion Novak Djokovic began his campaign for a hat-trick trophy with a 70-minute, 6-2, 6-3 win over Albert Montanes which was wrapped up with an ace. The Serb was all smiles as he got the job done in his second-round start after a bye after losing a week ago in his opening match in Madrid to Grigor Dimitrov.


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