Serena Williams Beats Sara Errani to Retain Rome Title

Serena Williams registered a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Sara Errani of Italy to win her third title in Rome.

updated: May 18, 2014 21:43 IST
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Rome: World number one Serena Williams warmed up for the defence of her French Open crown by cruising to her second straight Italian Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Sara Errani of Italy.

Errani had been looking to become the first Italian winner of the women's event in 29 years.

But with six previous defeats to her American rival, her bid was always going to be difficult and was hampered after she picked up a thigh injury at the end of the first set.

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