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Serena Williams overcame a shaky start and two service breaks to beat lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for her second straight Bank of the West Classic title.
Eight days after winning Wimbledon, Williams saved a set point and won the final four games of the opening set. It was the 43rd WTA Tour championship of Williams' career, tying older sister Venus for the most among active players.
The first all-American WTA final on home soil in eight years was hardly a one-sided affair.
The 20-year-old Vandeweghe, who failed to make it out of qualifying and got into the main draw only when Bojana Jovanovski withdrew with an injury, moved the 14-time Grand Slam champion and her highlighter-yellow outfit all over the court to give Williams her only real challenge of the week.
The final result was still the same.
Williams whipped a backhand crosscourt that Vandeweghe sent sailing wide for an early break to go ahead 2-0. In what looked to be another rout by Williams, the yo...
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Serena Williams' final tuneup for the London Olympics will be an All-American affair.
Williams overpowered Romania's Sorana Cirstea 6-1, 6-2 in the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday night to set up the first all-American WTA final on home soil in eight years against lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe.
"It's cool," Williams said. "Everybody's always asking...
Lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe has reached her first WTA final with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory against Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer at the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday.
Wickmayer double-faulted to hand Vandeweghe a service break to go ahead 3-1 in the final set. Vandeweghe saved four break points in the next game and watched Wickmayer double fault again on match point.
Lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe has reached her first WTA Tour final with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory against Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer on Saturday at the Bank of the West Classic.
Wickmayer double-faulted to hand Vandeweghe a service break to go ahead 3-1 in the final set. Vandeweghe saved four break points in the next game and watched Wickmayer double fault again on match point....
Tennis star Serena Williams has never been shy about branching off into other areas of entertainment. Next up for the tennis ace, an animated feature with a tennis theme, naturally titled WimbleToad. Get it like the Grand Slam tournament she just won. How creative. Williams will executive produce the project along with Exodus Film [...]
By David Sweet
STANFORD, California – Defending champion Serena Williams will play lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe in the final at the Bank of the West Classic tournament held on Stanford University’s campus. The two had very different paths to the finals.
Williams essentially stream rolled over all her competition. This includes the 6-1 6-2 semifinal over...
Eight days after winning her fifth Wimbledon title, Serena Williams came back from a set point down in the opening set to topple lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to claim a second consecutive Bank of the West title at Stanford.
“I think I played well enough to win today. I think I can do a lot better,” said a jet-lagged Williams, “but there are a lot of positives...
By David Sweet
STANFORD, California - Serena Williams was visibly tired when she took the court against Chanelle Scheepers in the first night match. She was still on European time – she admitted in her follow up news conference. This allowed Scheepers to keep pace with Williams through the first set, but after trading a few breaks Williams found her form.
She then won...
Aces – Most
Men: 98 – Philip Kohlschreiber (from five matches).
Ladies: 102 – Serena Williams (all-time record).
Attendance was 484,805.
12,000 bananas (for players).
142,000 portions of strawberries.
1 million separate transactions made.
Centre Court Roof
Closed at some stage during the day owing to poor weather on 9 of 13 days.
The dust has officially settled on the 2012 Wimbledon tournament and Serena Williams has been crowned champ – but how does she stack up in a contest for the sexiest Wimbledon competitor?
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