(October 23, 2012) Serena Williams defeated Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-1 in her first match since capturing the US Open title in September at the WTA Championships in Istanbul Turkey on Tuesday.
The match stayed close in the first set until 3-3, when Williams captured 9 of the next 11 games to seal the victory.
Williams who has won 27 of her last 28 matches since capturing the Wimbledon crown, avenged her only loss which was to Kerber in Cincinnati.
“Honestly, you know, you don’t really think about it too much ‑ at least I don’t, “Williams told media. “Obviously I go into the match ‑‑ what I do is go into the match more focused thinking, Okay, she’s beaten me before so she’s going to be a little confident and feel like she can beat me. What can I do to improve?”
“I felt like I was ready to play,” Serena said of her layoff since the US Open. “I felt like I practiced too much, and if I hit another practice ball I’m going to go nuts.
“So I just really wanted a match. I w