Serena Williams Wins WTA Tour Championships
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.
Serena Williams Down A Set In US Open Final
09.11.2011 NEW YORK-- Serena Williams moving slower than she has the past two weeks and committing more errors has fallen behind one set in
the women's final. In the second set, Serena has been playing better after losing a point due to shouting "come on" before the point was over.
Serena had a few words with the chair umpire during the changeover. Another problem is that Stosur is playing very well. Serena will need to
raise her level of play and cut her errors in order to win.
Serena Williams To Meet Caroline Wozniacki Tonight
09.10.2011 NEW YORK-- Serena Williams after winning two WTA Tour hardcourt tournaments this summer is on a 16 match winning streak going into
tonight's US Open semifinal versus the world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. Serena leads Caroline head to head 2-0, but they have
not played each other since 2009. If Serena can keep her errors low and continue to serve well and hit a high number of baseline winners, she could
put herself into a good position to reach the final. Wozniacki would need to be more aggressive from the baseline than she normally is in order to
Serena Williams Loses In Wimbledon Fourth Round Match
07.04.2011 LONDON-- Serena Williams played three good matches at Wimbledon then finished a bit short in the fourth round at Wimbledon on the second Monday
of play. Serena lost to the 9th seeded Marion Bartoli of France 6-3, 7-6(8-6). Serena made some costly errors and could not keep up with the steady
play of Bartoli. With this loss, Serena is expected to drop Monday in the WTA Tour's singles rankings to around number 180. Serena could need a
wildcard to compete at the US Open depending on her results in the lead-up hardcourt tournaments this summer.
Serena Williams Gets Tough Wimbledon First Round Match
06.18.2011 LONDON-- Serena Williams next week competes as the 7th seed at Wimbledon at London. Some good news as her sister Venus Williams is on the
other side of the singles draw; meaning the two sisters could only meet in the final round.
Serena's low seed comes as a result that she had only
played one tournament, Wimbledon in the past 52 weeks which resulted in a WTA Tour ranking of 26. Wimbledon seeded Serena 7, not 26 due to her past
grass results and her injury absence.
The bad news is Serena in the first round is to play Aravane Rezai of France, one of the hardest hitters on the WTA
Tour. Rezai has a win over Venus. Serena defeated the 61st ranked Frenchwoman 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the semifinals of Syndey
last January in their only prior meeting.
Serena Williams Out Of Eastbourne in Second Round
06.18.2011 EASTBOURNE-- Serena Williams has returned to tennis after being sidelined for almost one year. Serena before this week played her last WTA
Tour match in the final at Wimbledon in 2010. Serena was rusty and was not in the best physical condition as was to be expected, but still Serena
played two good matches and gained valuable matchplay.
In the first round this week at the AEGON International at Eastbourne, England Serena beat
Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 after losing the first five games in the first set. In the second round Serena led the top seeded
Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-4, 5-4 before losing 3-6, 7-6(7-5), 7-5.
Serena Williams To Compete At Eastbourne Next Week
06.07.2011 EASTBOURNE-- Serena Williams has announced she will make her return from an injury break from the WTA Tour next week as a wildcard entry
at Eastbourne, England
at a grass court tournament. Serena's sister Venus Williams is also playing the Eastbourne tournament. Serena will then compete at Wimbledon
which begins June 20th. It will be interesting to see where Wimbledon seeds Serena as she is the defending champion. Because her 2000 Wimbledon points
are the only tournament on her rankings, Serena has fallen in the rankings the last year from number one to number twenty-five.