Ball of Timelessness

MASON, Ohio —

Top-ranked Roger Federer won a record fifth Cincinnati title Sunday, dominating second-ranked Novak Djokovic from the outset of a 6-0, 7-6 (7) win for the Western & Southern Open championship.

It was the first time in the tournament’s history that the top two played for the title. From the start, it was no match.

Federer improved to 5-0 in Cincinnati finals and tied Rafael Nadal for the most Masters titles with 21. Nadal dropped out of the tournament with a sore knee that has sidelined him indefinitely.

“A record break — always something special when that happens,” Federer said.

MASON, Ohio —

China’s Li Na won her first title of the season, overcoming an awful first set to beat Germany’s Angelique Kerber on Sunday in the Western & Southern Open final.

After finishing second three times this season, Li finally got a trophy with her 1-6, 6-3…

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