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BARCELONA, Spain -- Fernando Alonso gave his Spanish home fans exactly the kind of daring and dominant drive they came to see. Keeping them celebrating at the end of the season might be a lot more difficult, though. Alonso won the Spanish Grand Prix with a commanding performance on Sunday, but then said Ferrari still needs a little bit more pace to topple three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel in the race for the Formula One title. Alonso was fifth on the grid but used an aggressive start to take control of the race and ended up beating Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus by nearly 10 seconds, with teammate Felipe Massa 26 behind. More importantly, Vettel was a distant 38.2 back in fourth, meaning the Alonso cut the gap to the German to 17 points in the overall standings after five races. With two Ferrari drivers on the podium and none from Red Bull, Alonso still cautioned that the Italian team still hasnt caught up to its main rival. "Last year we didnt win (the championship). We were one second off (the pace), but we managed to fight until the Brazil race," said Alonso, a two-time former champion. "This year we have a package that is still not the fastest but we are working on it." Alonso lost out to Vettel by three points last year, but will head to Monaco in two weeks time in an optimistic frame of mind. "We are not the quickest over one lap, we maybe do not set the fastest time in the race, but we have fantastic pit stops, starts, (limited) tire degradation," said Alonso, who started from fifth on the grid. "Many ingredients to have a competitive car to fight for the championship ... In the four years with Ferrari this is the best (car) weve had." Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali dedicated the day to those working behind the scenes to make Ferrari faster. "For sure, very, very happy. It was a good day for the team," Domenicali said. "The win was for the people who are working hard at the factory." The race was once again heavily affected by Pirellis fast-degrading tires, which forced teams into four-stop strategies when they had planned for three. "Our aim is to have between two and three stops at every race, so its clear that four is too many," Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said. "In fact, its only happened once before, in Turkey during our first year in the sport." There is no time for Pirelli to make changes in time for Monaco. "Well be looking to make some changes, in time for Silverstone," Hembery said. "To make sure that we maintain our target and solve any issues rapidly." Red Bull struggled a lot more than Ferrari with the tires, and the mood in the teams camp was subdued after the race. "The first three cars were a little bit too fast for us and regarding looking after the tires, they did a better job," said Vettel, who finished ahead of teammate Mark Webber. "We need to catch up; were not going the pace of the car, were going the pace of the tires and obviously we do something to make the tires wear more. The start was good, we then tried to hold on with a three-stop strategy, but had to change to four stops." Raikkonen finished second for the third straight race. It was Alonsos second win in Barcelona -- the first coming in 2006 -- and his seventh career podium on the Circuit de Catalunya. "Its very special winning at home and it doesnt matter how many times you repeat it," said Alonso, who moved up to third overall, while Raikkonen is only four points behind Vettel. Massas performance was arguably even better than Alonsos, as he started from ninth due to a grid penalty in qualifying. "I think we are in the right direction so I hope from now on we are fighting for the podium in every race," Massa said. Mercedes had a disappointing day after Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton started on the front grid. 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Indias Sania Mirza and her new partner Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic rallied from being 5-1 down in the first set against Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Coco Vandeweghe of USA, to win 7-5, 6-4 and clinch the Cincinnati Open title in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday. This win also means Sania retains the world number 1 title, while her former partner Hingis will slip down to number 2 when the latest rankings are released on Monday.Strycova was the first to be broken, in the second game of the first set, before she and Sania broke Hingis on her first service game. The Swiss-American pair then won three games on the trot, breaking Strycova for the second time in the process, to race away to a 5-1 lead. Serving for the set, Hingis saw her first set point saved before having her service broken to bring Sania and Strycova back to 5-2. 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