10.29.2013 ISTANBUL-- Serena Williams Sunday at Istanbul beat the fourth seeded Na Li of China 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 to win her 11th
singles title of the year. Williams is 78-4 for 2013. Early in the match, Serena made several errors and appeared physically tired, but she was
able to play better in sets two and three to run away with the match in the end; winning 12 of the last 15 games. Serena hit two aces in the
last game to save two breakpoints.
Serena Williams Beats Jelena Jankovic At Istanbul
10.26.2013 ISTANBUL-- Serena Williams Saturday at the WTA Tour Championships topped the 7th seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in
the semifinal round to reach tomorrow's final versus the 4th seeded Na Li. Serena appreared to be hampered for much of the match by a
possible back injury or possibly fatigue as her serve speeds dropped and her movement side to side on the baseline was at time limited. Serena
led 5-1 in the final set before closing out the match in two hours and seven minutes with an overhead winner on matchpoint four.
Serena Williams In Madrid Quarterfinals Friday
05.09.2013 MADRID-- Serena Williams Thursday defeated the 13th seeded Maria Kirilenko of Russia 6-3, 6-1 in the third round at the Mutua
Madrid Open. Friday in the quarterfinals, Serena takes on the wildcard Anabel Medina Garrues of Spain. Serena needs to finish better this
week than Maria Sharapova does or she will lose her top ranking Monday.
Serena Williams In Action Thursday At Madrid
05.08.2013 MADRID-- Serena Williams Thursday in the third round at the Mutua Madrid Open at Madrid, Spain takes on the 13th seeded Maria
Kirilenko of Russia. Head to head Serena leads Maria 6-0 after winning their last meeting in January at the Australian Open fourth round
6-2, 6-0. Serena's round to the Madrid final got easier Wednesday as the third seeded Victoria Azarenka lost her second round match. Serena
was seeded to meet Victoria in the semifinals.
Serena Williams Wins Madrid First Round
05.05.2013 MADRID-- Serena Williams Sunday defeated Yulia Putintseva 7-6(7-5), 6-1 in the first round of the Mutua Madrid Open at Madrid, Spain
to move into the second round. In the second round Serena is to meet the wildcard Lourdes Dominguez of Spain. Serena has a lot of points to
defend at Madrid since she won the tournament last year. If second ranked Maria Sharapova finishes with a better result than Serena does, she will
replace Serena at the top of the WTA Tour rankings after Madrid.
Serena Williams Wins Charleston Final On Clay
04.12.2013 CHARLESTON-- Sunday at Charleston, the world number one Serena Williams had a slow start but then regrouped to
crush the ninth seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 in the final round. Down 3-6, Serena and Jankovic exchanged words
on the court regarding Jankovic's serving before Serena was ready. "You gotta wait," Serena said. When Jankovic asked how long,
Williams replied "until I'm ready. I don't play slow."
Williams hit 39 winners in the match to win her 49th career WTA Tour singles title.
Serena Williams To Play Mixed Doubles With Andy Roddick
01.18.2012 MELBOURNE-- Serena Williams, who has advanced into the third round in singles at the Australian Open, is also entered in
the mixed doubles draw with her fellow American Andy Roddick. This is most likely a cry to the US Olympic committee to allow Williams
and Roddick to represent the USA in this summer's Olympics. However the mixed draw was unkind as the Williams/Roddick team is to play
the top seeded team of Mike Bryan of the USA and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic.
In round one at the Australian Open singles, Williams beat Tamira Paszek (AUT) 6-3, 6-3. Thursday in the second round,
Williams beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 6-0, 6-4. In the third round, Williams takes on Greta Arn (HUN). Serena could meet
the second seeded Petra Kvitova (CZE) in the semifinals and the defending champion Kim Clijsters of Belgium in the the final.
Serena Williams Loses To Venus Williams In Columbia
11.24.2011 COLUMBIA-- Wednesday in Columbia, Serena Williams lost to her sister Venus Williams 6-4, 7-6(7-4) in an exhibition
non-WTA Tour match played outdoors on a claycourt at La Macarena bullring in Medellin. Positives to take away from the match are that Serena is
back on the tennis courts and looking forward to playing on the WTA Tour in 2012 and that she is playing better and better.
Serena Williams Falls In US Open Final
09.11.2011 NEW YORK-- Serena Williams was unable to play her best tennis today as Samantha Stosur did play her best to win the US Open
final 6-2, 6-3. Williams started to play better in the second set but was bothered but a point taken away from her to fall behind 0-1. The second
set remained close however Stosur seemed to connect with more winners than Serena as Serena appeared to possibly be struggling with her foot injury.
Serena also did not shake the chair umpire's hand after the match.
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