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Serena Willliams cruised into the final of the WTA Championships by beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-2, 6-1 Saturday.
Williams was never challenged by the fourth-ranked Radwanska apart from dropping serve in the fourth game of the first set.
The American has dominated the second half of the year, winning Wimbledon, and Olympic gold medal in singles and the U.S. Open. She has won 47 of her past 49 matches and will finish the year as No. 3 in the world.
Williams is seeking her third title in the year-end tournament that brings together the top eight players in the world.
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(October 24, 2012) Serena Williams had to overcome her shaky serve on Wednesday to stop Li Na 7-6(1) 6-3 to win to go 2-0 in round-robin play in the Red Group and secure a spot in the semifinals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Williams won only 51 percent of her first serve points double-faulting six times.
“My serve was a little off, said Williams. “That’s the only...
Serena Williams extended her dominance over the top-ranked player in the world on Thursday, defeating Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-4 at the WTA Championships.
Williams improved to 11-1 overall against Azarenka, winning the last nine matches. Williams beat Azarenka in the semifinals of Wimbledon and at the London Olympics.
''Maybe I'm doing the right things at the right...
(October 25, 2012) Serena Williams completed a perfect 3-0 round-robin record in the Red Group at the WTA Championships in Istanbul with a 6-4, 6—4 win over No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. Williams raised her overall record against Azarenka to 11-1.
Despite losing on Thursday, Azarenka can still clinch the year-end No. ranking with a win in her next round-robin match. She’s 1-1 so far...
Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday to win the WTA Championships for the third time and finish the year with another title although not the top ranking.
Williams ended the year with a 59-4 record. Since her first-round loss at the French Open, the American is 31-1, winning Wimbledon, the Olympic gold medal and the U.S. Open.
But she will finish the year ranked...
(October 27, 2012) In a repeat of the London Olympic’s women’s singles gold medal match, Serena Williams will take on Maria Sharapova in the final of the WTA Championships in Istanbul as both women posted easy victories over their opponents on Saturday.
Williams swept past a very tired Agnieszka Radwanska in the first semifinal 6-2, 6-1, while Sharapova dominated No....
(October 24, 2012) Maria Sharapova rallied past Agnieszka Radwanska in a three-hour, 12-minute contest, 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 on Wednesday for her second round-robin win at the WTA Championships in Istanbul, securing the Russian a place in the semifinal round.
“It was a very physical match,” said Sharapova. “Just came down just to a few points in the end. I think today was an...