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Serena through to another Rome final

Serena Williams (Foto Antonio Costantini)

Serena Williams made it through to another final at the Foro Italico as she looks to win the Italian Open for a fourth time. The American was in impressive form as she got the better of one of the form players of the week Irina Begu 6-4 6-1.

Williams feels her game is coming together at just the right time with the French Open now just over a week away.

“I’s really good,” she said with Madison Keys awaiting on Sunday. “I’m excited to be in the final. I feel like everything is kind of coming together on clay. So I feel pretty good about it.

“Everyone I played has been pretty different. But they have all been pretty good clay-court players and really consistent players.

“I think it’s been a perfect draw for me. And even tomorrow against Madison, it’s another different type of player. So I think it’s just a perfect opportunity for me to have all these matches and trying to get ready for the next one.

“I thought Irina played a great game. I think she takes the ball really early, and it took me a minute to get used to her game. I have seen her play, but I wasn’t quite sure still what to expect because we have never played before.

“But I see why she does so well. I feel like she’s a player that has a lot of intensity and she fights really hard. I can really understand why the past couple of years she’s been doing so well.”