Roger Federer wins seventh Cincinnati final, denying Novak Djokovic elusive title; Serena Williams wins second championship

National Post

CINCINNATI — Roger Federer jutted his right index finger toward the summer-blue sky to celebrate his latest Cincinnati title. He would have needed both hands to count all of them.

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Might as well just rename it the Federer Open. Or maybe subtitle it the Djokovic Heartbreak.

Federer remained perfect in Cincinnati finals, winning an unprecedented seventh championship on Sunday while denying Novak Djokovic the one Masters title that always eludes him. Federer never faced a break point during a 7-6 (1), 6-3 victory at the Western & Southern Open.

Serena Williams got her name on the Rookwood trophy for the second time on Sunday, beating Simona Halep 6-3, 7-6 (5) for back-to-back Cincinnati titles. She heads into the U.S. Open trying to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to pull off a calendar Grand…

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