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Tennis: Ruthless Serena thrashes Errani to reach French Open final

Serena Williams was in no mood to hang around at Roland Garros on Thursday as she walloped 2012 runner-up Sara Errani 6-0 6-1 to reach the French Open final for the first time since 2002

Reuters , Thursday 6 Jun 2013
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Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates defeating Errani of Italy in their women's singles semi-final match during the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. (Photo: Reuters)
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The American world number one ran away with the match in 46 spellbinding minutes as she completed the most one sided semi-final win at the claycourt grand slam since compatriot Chris Evert whitewashed Camille Benjamin 6-0 6-0 in 1984.

Williams, who owns only one Suzanne Lenglen Cup among her 15 grand slam trophies, left the Italian down and out after producing 40 screaming winners as she set up a final showdown with defending champion Maria Sharapova.

Errani won only 16 points in the entire match and did not even manage to muster a winning shot until the 10th game of the contest.

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