Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka to win Italian Open

Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-3 to win Italian Open on 19 May 2013. With this win, Serena Williams conquered 51st title of her career.

May 20, 2013 14:50 IST
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Serena WilliamsSerena Williams on 19 May 2013 won her fourth consecutive tennis title after thrashing out the former world number one Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-3 to take the Italian Open on the Rome Clay. This is the second Rome Open title won by Serena, before this Serena won the Rome title 11 years ago in 2002.

The world number one Serena Williams has not lost a single match since the Belarusian Azarenka defeated her in the Doha Final in February 2013.  Before the Italy Open in 2013, Serena Williams won Miami, Charleston and Madrid Open.

To win the 51st Career Title, Serena Williams broke serve of Azarenka three times in a one-sided first set and with this win, she also secured her career-best winning streak of 24 games.

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