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.
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.