Found April 06, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Serena Williams powered past Samantha Stosur 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the Family Circle Cup finals. Stosur is the reigning US Open champion, defeating Serena Williams last September for her first major title. Stosur also ousted Williams' older sister, Venus, in the semifinals here Friday. Serena quickly made sure Stosur wouldn't join the list of seven players who've beaten both sisters in the same event. Serena Williams won the first eight points of the match and rarely let up. She broke Stosur's serve five times and wrapped up the match in 59 minutes. It was the second straight tournament Williams beat Stosur, ending the Australian's run in Key Biscayne last week. Williams face either Polona Hercog or Lucie Safarova in the finals.

Serena Williams finds rhythm on clay

Serena Williams capped a dominant week with another powerful performance to beat Lucie Safarova 6-0, 6-1 and capture her first clay-court tournament title in four years at the Family Circle Cup on Sunday. Williams didn't drop a set in five matches this week and lost only three games over the weekend. She dispatched Samantha Stosur 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinals before ousting Safarova...

Stosur advances at Family Circle Cup

U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur won the final five games of the rain-delayed match for a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Galina Voskoboeva at the Family Circle Cup on Friday. The second-seeded Stosur returned to play after severe storms swept through the area Thursday night. The washout means double duty for Stosur, who will play Venus Williams in the quarterfinals later Friday. ...

Serena Williams and Lucie Safarova Roll into the Family Circle Cup Final

A former champion at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, Samantha Stosur is usually pretty comfortable on the tournament’s green clay. She was in fine form on Friday, winning two three set singles matches to set up an exciting semifinal against Serena Williams. Adamant that physical fatigue did not play a role in Saturday’s match, the 2011 US Open champion won just two games...

Serena Willliams Demolishes Safarova for Charleston Crown

Serena Williams (photo from In a week filled with totally dominating performances, Serena Williams capped off winning her 40th career WTA title by eliminating Lucie Safarova 6-0, 6-1 for the Family Circle Cup title in Charleston on Sunday afternoon. Williams lost a mere 15 games during her run to the crown. “I definitely want to continue this,” Williams said...

Venus, Serena advance at Family Circle

Venus Williams kept up with sister Serena by winning a third-round match at the Family Circle Cup, moving one step closer to an all-Williams semifinal. Venus Williams defeated Anastasia Rodionova 7-5, 6-2 Thursday, continuing her strong comeback from an autoimmune disease that kept her sidelined for more than six months. Serena Williams also advanced to the quarterfinals, ousting...

Serena reaches Family Circle quarters

Serena Williams won 10 of the last 12 games to defeat Marina Erakovic 6-2, 6-2 and move into the quarterfinals at the Family Circle Cup on Thursday. The fifth-seeded Williams will meet either Sabine Lisicki or Yaraslava Shedova on Friday for a spot in the semifinals, where's Serena's sister Venus could be waiting. Venus Williams faces Anastasia Rodionova in a later third...

Venus Williams Takes out Jankovic in Charleston

In a battle of two former No. 1′s Venus Williams defeated Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-0 in the second round of the Family Circle Cup  in Charleston on Wednesday. “Actually, winning a match in straight sets is not something I’m used to yet,” Williams said after the match. Williams rallied from 1-3 in the first set to take 12 of the next 14 games to win the match. “That second...

Serena Williams Demolishes Stosur to reach Charleston Final

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP – CHARLESTON, SC, USA $ 740,000.00 MARCH 31 – APRIL 08, 2012 RESULTS – APRIL 07, 2012 Women’s Singles – Semifinals [5] S Williams (USA) d [2] S Stosur (AUS) 61 61 [9] L Safarova (CZE) d [14] P Hercog (SLO) 60 60 Women’s Doubles – Semifinals [WC] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / L Safarova (CZE) d [1] L Huber (USA) / L Raymond (USA) 64 76(9) A Medina Garrigues...

Family Circle Cup: Bad Luck for Lisicki, Two Wins for Stosur, and More

Lisicki Goes Down Once Again The first quarterfinal match of the day was unfortunately cut short when Sabine Lisicki was forced to retire in the fifth game of her match against Serena Williams. It looked like a tight match after a very long second game, where Lisicki finally managed to hold serve. In a twist we’ve seen far too many times from Sabine, she ended up wrong footed...
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