Serena Williams trounced Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1 to win her first title at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Sunday. The world’s number one marked her first win in the Ohio city after failing to win the title on her last five visits to the Queen City. Williams had a bad start but she broke her ninth seeded opponent’s serve in the sixth game of the first set to draw level.
The American broke again four games later to wrap up the first set in 39 minutes. The 32-year old would break Ivanovic to open a 3-1 lead in the second set and she relied on her wonderful serve to continue going forward, finishing the 62 minute match with 12 aces. This win marks the fifth title of the year for the American following massive victories in Stanford, Rome, Miami and Brisbane.
Williams has now won 62 WTA titles in her career. All eyes will now be on the US Open that takes place from the 25th of August to September 8th in New York.