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Just another day in the office for Serena, beats Sharapova for WTA Championships title

It doesn't matter how important a tournament, a match or an opponent is, Serena Williams is like a tornado quickly destroying everything that comes her way. In today's WTA Championships final against Maria Sharapova, the American steadily marched to her third title at the year-ending tournament, without facing either a break point or a deuce in her service games.

En route to the title match, Serena was perfect 3-0 in round-robin action, without even losing a set against world No.1 Victoria Azarenka, Li Na and Angelique Kerber, in the semifinals she also stormed to a straight-set win against Agnieszka Radwanska, only to continue the momentum in the last match of the tournament by routinely taking Sharapova's serve in the fifth game of the first set and the first and ninth games of the second set for a 6-4 6-3 victory.

The second-ranked Sharapova was hanging in there and didn't play bad, but Serena is simply on a pedestal now and the maximum one can do is not to melt away against her. A winner at the speed of 135 km/h and a service game won in just one minute and 21 seconds are just two indicators of Serena's power.

Serena has now won 12 straight matches against world No.1s and No.2s and holds an impressive 58-4 win-loss record this season which includes titles in Charleston, Madrid, Wimbledon, Stanford, Olympic Games, US Open and now WTA Championships. Actually, Serena has never in her career played more matches in one season, with 62 she has now equalled her record from 2009. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)

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7 thoughts on “Just another day in the office for Serena, beats Sharapova for WTA Championships title

  1. James

    It is scary how dominant Serena is right now. Sharapova did better than I was expecting so props to her for making it mildly competitive. Its been a great year for the WTA, cannot believe its all over. There is still Sofia, but it doesn't really excite me to be honest! The Fed Cup final will be interesting though…

  2. Marija Post author

    Serena is terrifying. She's at least 5 levels above everyone on the Tour right now. It's amazing how confidently she wins all the matches.

  3. fifi

    The scary thing that serena in this tournament has not play at her best level :0 sooo if she was at her best what she can do moreeee :) love her attitude and her powerrr! congractulationnn

  4. Franchise

    Bravo Serena, 15 slams in singles, 15 Grand slams in doubles, 4 gold medals, 3 Yec. What an amazing career!!! Love her

  5. JohnnyB

    Serena has played unbelievable tennis in 2012. Some fans had doubted that her intensity could ever return to the level she has played during the past 5 months. Is it possible for her to once again become #1? Let's hope her goal for 2103 is to become the #1 ranked WTA player.

  6. Marija Post author

    Fifi, that's true. Her first serve was on 53% up to the final and 68% in the final, which is well below her best.

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