CINCINNATI: Roger Federer's hopes of adding to his record grand slam haul got a boost as he beat Spain's David Ferrer 6-3 1-6 6-2 to win the Western and Southern Open title in Cincinnati on Sunday in the last key U.S. Open tune-up event.
Serena Williams finished her last U.S. Open tune-up in style by blowing away Serbian Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-1 to win her first title at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Sunday.
CINCINNATI: Serena Williams rallied past Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to reach the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati where she will face Ana Ivanovic, an upset winner over French Open champion Maria Sharapova.
The second-seeded Federer defeated Murray 6-3 7-5 after the Scot had taken a 4-1 lead in the second set. Williams, bidding for her first title at the Ohio hardcourt tournament, romped to a 6-1 6-3 victory over Serbian Jelena Jankovic in just 58 minutes. World number three Federer said he had "lost a little bit of the rhythm" before rebounding against the eighth seeded Murray in the second set. "From the baseline, he was hitting the ball well - harder and deeper..." Federer told reporters. "I snuck in a quick break, and…