World number one and defending champion Serena
Williams ended Ana Ivanovic's successful Rome campaign beating the Serbian
6-1,3-6,6-1. Ivanovic was lost in the opening set but somehow managed to gain
her confidence to clinch the second
over the inform American. Williams eventually regained the momentum and
stormed through the final set to knocked out her fellow former number
one opponent. Williams will play Italy's Sara Errani in Sundays final for her third Rome title.