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Fed strolls to victory; IN BRIEF.

TENNIS: Roger Federer hopes to make more use of serve-and-volley tactics in the coming rounds of the Internazionali d'Italia after a comfortable straight-sets win over Potito Starace in Rome.

The Swiss, who suffered a shock defeat to Japan's Kei Nishikori in Madrid, bounced back to defeat Starace 6-1 6-2. Federer, who has never won the title in Rome, admitted he chose his moments to serve and volley on the clay court to stroll to an easy win over Starace.

He said: "What I've been working on, it seems like it's working."

In the women's event, top seed Serena Williams avenged a defeat by Laura Robson over older sister Venus with a straight-sets win.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 15, 2013
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