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Serena Williams (photo from FamilyCircleCup.com)
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 of her play. “I’ve never played consistently at such a high level with low errors like this, and the scary thing is I could have served so much better.
“It’s motivating for me to go home and work harder, because I know Lucie and Sam and everyone is going to work hard, too. Now they know what to expect even more when they play me. This is a battle, and I want to continue to win.”
Williams is the 14th player in the Open Era to win 40 titles. She trails only Kim Clijsters with 41 and her sister Venus with 43 among active players.
Williams will play the Madrid Open next.
FAMILY CIRCLE CUP
Charleston, SC, USA
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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.
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FAMILY CIRCLE CUP – CHARLESTON, SC, USA
MARCH 31 – APRIL 08, 2012
RESULTS – APRIL 07, 2012
Singles – Semifinals
 S Williams (USA) d  S Stosur (AUS) 61 61
 L Safarova (CZE) d  P Hercog (SLO) 60 60
Doubles – Semifinals
[WC] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / L Safarova (CZE) d  L Huber (USA) / L Raymond (USA) 64 76(9)
A Medina Garrigues...