Serena Williams to take on Madison Keys in Italian Open final

Rome, May 15 (IANS) Serena Williams advanced on Saturday to the Italian Open final with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu and will try to clinch her first title of the season when she squares off against Madison Keys in an all-American final on Sunday.

The world No. 1 and top seed, who lost the Australian Open and Indian Wells finals to Germany’s Angelique Kerber and Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, respectively, needed just 1 hour and 27 minutes to eliminate Begu, according to EFE news agency.

In Saturday’s first semifinal, third-seeded Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza fell against unseeded American world No. 24 Madison Keys 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 and thus missed out on a chance to reach her first final of the season.

Keys, who had never advanced past the second round in Rome, also will be vying for her first title of the season on Sunday.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here