Found April 09, 2012 on Tennis Grand Stand:
It was only fitting that Serena Williams walked away with her 40th career today on Sunday at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston. Playing her best tennis in quite some time, perhaps some of her best tennis ever, Williams steamrolled her opponents this week. She lost just fifteen games in five matches, and played the likes of Sabine Lisicki and Samantha Stosur before facing off against Lucie Safarova in the final. Serena Williams celebrates her victory. With Billie Jean King in attendance, celebrating the 40th year since the Original 9 helped to found the WTA as well as the 40th anniversary of the first Family Circle Cup, Serena Williams raced to a 6-0 6-1 victory over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Repbulic. After losing to Williams in the semifinals, Samantha Stosur was asked whether anyone could stop Williams the way she was playing this week, to which Stosur responded, “I think if Serena plays her very best tennis, I think anyone would find it pretty hard to stop her.” Stosur may...

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...

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...

An Update on the Williams Sisters

The WTA Family Circle Cup, a clay-court event held in Charleston, South Carolina this past week, was supposed to be any ordinary event in early April.  The one woman who viewed this "small" tournament as much more was Serena Williams.  Williams, who played only her third tournament of the year at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, came into Charleston hoping to re-gain...

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...
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