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Serena caps spectacular year

2012-10-28 19:15

Istanbul - Serena Williams cruised to a third WTA Championships title on Sunday when she eased past Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 in the final.

The victory came at the end of a spectacular year for the American veteran who also claimed the Wimbledon, Olympic and US Open titles.

The win also took her career head-to-head record over Sharapova to 10-2.

"It feels great to have achieved my dream," said Williams.

"The Turkish crowd were fantastic. I have never seen so many signs with my name on them before.

"Maria won the last time we played in the Championships final, but she's ranked ahead of me so I had nothing to lose."

Williams who has battled back to the top of her game after battling injury and a life-threatening illness said 2012 was just as good as 2002 and 2003 when she completed the Serena Slam of all four Grand Slams.

"It's awesome. To come back after being in the hospital, I feel so happy whether I win or lose," said the 31-year-old.

AFP

Comments
  • gunner.zn.5 - 2012-10-28 20:00

    Serena is just too good.Nobody is even close to her.Last 10 matches against Sharapova..10-0 to Williams...Nothing more to be said

      motshedisi.hlahane - 2012-10-28 20:22

      I agree she is too gud, she was born to play tennis.I love her!she makes me feel like a tennis player.Lol

      badladballie - 2012-10-28 21:06

      Whoa check those biceps!! I think if Sharapova could get her muscles as big as Serena's she might stand a better chance.... but who would want that!.... it is supposed to be ladies tennis after all....

      thabiso.mmoledi.77 - 2012-10-28 21:53

      I agree with you,Gunner,she is a marvel to watch. Magau,read Gunner's statement again and again,plz!

      magau.thomas - 2012-10-29 07:10

      Thabiso thanks to make me aware on error I'm sorry to Gunner to say racist. Iwas referring to (Badlad ballie) it was computer error

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