Djokovic and Williams win at Rome Masters

Record attendance at this year's tournament Serbian Novak Djokovic and American Serena Williams were the respective winners in the male and female finals of the 71st edition of the Rome Masters tennis tournament on 18 May.

Djokovic beat Spain's Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win his third Rome title, dedicating the victory to his flood-hit native Serbia.

Williams also won her third Rome title, easily beating local champion Sara Errani 6-3, 6-0 and dashing her hopes of becoming the first Italian to win the tournament since Raffaella Reggi in 1985. Errani, who looked frail and distraught as she limped from the court, is Italy's number one and ranks as the world's number 11 but she was no match for her powerful opponent.

Known officially as the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, the annual tournament takes place on 14 clay courts in Rome's Foro Italico. Attendance this year rose to over 175,000, up from last year's 167,000. Rome Masters link

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