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Serena Williams wins Swedish Open

3:47 PM, Jul 21, 2013   |    comments
Serena Williams reacts during the final of the Swedish Open against Johanna Larsson, not shown, on Sunday, July 21, 2013 in Bastad, Sweden. Williams won 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Bjorn Larsson Rosvall, Scanpix)
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Bastad, Sweden (Sports Network) - Serena Williams brushed off a stunning fourth-round loss at Wimbledon by winning the Swedish Open.

The top-seeded Williams defeated No. 8 seed Johanna Larsson of Sweden by a 6-4, 6-1 margin to improve to 28-0 on clay this year and 51-3 overall in 2013.

The American star has now won seven tournaments in 2013, including the French Open. It was her 53rd career title.

Larsson fell to 0-3 in finals. She was the 2011 Bastad runner-up and was also a finalist in Portoroz three years ago.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion Williams took home $40,000 with the victory.


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