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Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2014

Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams To Defend Reign in Rome

Foro Italico. Photo: infoofrome.it
Nadal with Federer in 2013 final. Photo: atpworldtour.com Getty Images

May 11 - May 18 2014 ITS Staff: Rome - The Internazionali BNL d’Italia showcases the world’s best men’s and women’s players at the Foro Italico in Rome.

 

It is the most important and prestigious red clay tennis tournament in the world after the French Open Championships.

 

It is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event for the men and a Premier 5 event on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour. The two events merged in 2011.

 

The competition was previously known as the Italian Championships and Rome Masters and adopted its present name in 2002. Rafael Nadal, who has won the title a record seven times, defeated Roger Federer in last year’s Final. Serena Williams won the women’s title defeating Victoria Azarenka.

Italian Open Men’s Singles Finals

2002 Andre Agassi d. Tommy Haas 6–3, 6–3, 6–0

2003 Félix Mantilla d. Roger Federer 7–5, 6–2, 7–6(10–8)

2004 Carlos Moyà d. David Nalbandian 6–3, 6–3, 6–1

2005 Rafael Nadal d. Guillermo Coria 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)

2006 Rafael Nadal d. Roger Federer 6–7(0–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)

2007 Rafael Nadal d. Fernando González 6–2, 6–2

2008 Novak Djokovic d. Stanislas Wawrinka 4–6, 6–3, 6–3

2009 Rafael Nadal d. Novak Djokovic 7–6(7–2), 6–2

2010 Rafael Nadal d. David Ferrer 7–5, 6–2

2011 Novak Djokovic d. Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–4

2012 Rafael Nadal d. Novak Djokovic 7–5, 6–3

2013 Rafael Nadal d. Roger Federer 6-1 6-3

 

Italian Open Women’s Singles  Finals

2002 Serena Williams d. Justine Henin 7–6(8–6), 6–4

2003 Kim Clijsters d. Amélie Mauresmo 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–0

2004 Amélie Mauresmo d. Jennifer Capriati 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)

2005 Amélie Mauresmo d. Patty Schnyder 2–6, 6–3, 6–4

2006 Martina Hingis d. Dinara Safina 6–2, 7–5

2007 Jelena Janković d. Svetlana Kuznetsova 7–5, 6–1

2008 Jelena Janković d. Alizé Cornet 6–2, 6–2

2009 Dinara Safina d. Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–3, 6–2

2010 María José Martínez Sánchez d Jelena Janković 7–6(7–5), 7–5

2011 Maria Sharapova d. Samantha Stosur 6–2, 6–4

2012 Maria Sharapova d. Li Na 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

2013 Serena Williams d. Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-3

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2006 Italian Open Final: Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer

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