Serena Williams takes on Madison Keys in the women's singles final of the Rome Masters on 15 May (Sunday).
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In an all-American final, Williams, the World No 1, comes into the clash after beating 35th seed Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4, 6-1. Williams, who is gunning for her first silverware of the year, will secure her 70th career title if she wins the Rome Masters. Injuries and illness have played a part in her poor run this year but she still comes into this game as the favourite to lift her fourth Rome Masters crown.
Keys showed steel and determination to beat Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza 7-6(5), 6-4 in the semi-final in a rain- delayed match. The World No 24 is playing her first final in Rome and despite having two titles to her name is not expected to shock Williams on Sunday.
Betting odds (betfair)
- Serena Williams to win: 2/9
- Madison Keys to win: 11/4
The duo have faced each other two times, with Williams winning on both of those occasions. The last time they met was in the semi final of the Australian Open with Williams winning 7-6(5), 6-2.
Rome Masters History
Williams and Keys have never played each other at the Rome Masters.