The 72nd edition of the Rome Masters, which kickstarted on 10 May, came to an end on 17 May after an enthralling tennis from top tennis stars from the WTA and the ATP circuit. Novak Djokovic turned triumphant in the singles category after defeating second seed Roger Federer to clinch his fourth Rome Masters.
Here is a look at the complete list of winners from the Rome Masters from different categories.
The finals of the competition saw the top two seeds, Federer and Djokovic battle it out for the prestigious ATP title. It was expected to be an entertaining game with the Swiss being a great server and the Serbian being an amazing returner and it was Djokovic who defended his crown.
The Serbian put up an emphatic performance in front of a full packed stadium with the score reading 6-4 and 6-3. The Serbian has been in an impressive form of late as he has already won four of the five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title during the year, which is a phenomenal achievement.
Talking about the game, "I was able to find my way through," ATP official website quoted Djokovic as saying.
"Roger put a lot of pressure on my service game at 4-4, but I managed to respond well, to gain those break points, move him around the court, and then I played a couple of great points that gave me the set. When you're a set up, the momentum is shifting to your side and you start to feel better."
With such performance the world number is one of the favourites for the French Open, which starts in a few days time.
Russia's Maria Sharapova proved why she is one of the most respected players in the WTA circuit as she came back from a set down to clinch the title in three sets against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro, who gave her best, but was still not enough. The score read 4-6, 7-5 and 6-1
With this title win, she has won the Rome Masters for the third time in her career, after clinching the title in 2011 and 2012 as well. It was also her 35th WTA title.
"It wasn't easy to find a rhythm out there, with the way she plays, and the wind - I really had to adjust," WTA official website quoted Sharapova as saying. "But I'm proud I was able to stay in there. I never felt I was playing very clean until the end of the third set. So it shows that it's good to hang in there and just stay positive out there.
"In the end I was the fresher one, and the more aggressive one, so it's all a positive. And looking at how I started the clay court season in Stuttgart and where I am now, I feel I'm in a much better spot."
With some top seeds already ousted from the competition, the finals witnessed the 5th seeded pair of M. Granollers and M. Lopez fight it out against the unseeded pair of P. Cuevas / D. Marrero, who played great doubles tennis to emerge victorious.
Despite not being an immediate favourite, they played some consistent tennis from the first round to showcase their skills as a pair and their finals showing was even more impressive as they brushed aside their opponent in straight sets. The score read 4-6 and 5-7.
The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis was defeated in straight sets in the finals against the third seed Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic. The score read 4-6 and 3-6. Still, the pairing of Sania and Martina should be happy as they have been excellent during the season.
Despite the loss, they are one of the favourites for 2015 French Open.