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Serena Williams tunes up for French Open with first win in 9 months

during day eight of The Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2016 on May 15, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

during day eight of The Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2016 on May 15, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

Serena Williams finally put an end to her streak of not winning titles o Sunday, just one week away from the start of the French Open.

Williams won an all-American final at the Italian Open, defeating Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-3 for her first title since last August as she was pursuing a calender slam. She wound up losing that bid a month later, falling to Roberta Vinci in the semifinals at the US Open.

It's a good sign for Williams, who will try to defend her French Open title starting next weekend at Roland Garros.

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It was her fourth time winning the clay-court event in Rome.

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