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Roger Federer, Serena Williams win titles at Cincinnati

Roger Federer, from Switzerland, celebrates after defeating David

Roger Federer, from Switzerland, celebrates after defeating David Ferrer, from Spain, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, in a final match at the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. Credit: AP / Al Behrman

MASON, Ohio - Roger Federer got his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati, overcoming one bad set to pull it off. Serena Williams dominated for her first championship.

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.

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