As I have said in earlier posts these girls are back! With Serena blowing away the competition this week in the U.S. Open and Venus winning Wimbeldon they have again taken over the tennis world. Read how Serana is back at #1.
NEW YORK (AP) – On the very first point of the match, Serena Williams hit a backhand so hard that her earring flew off. Turns out she was just getting warmed up. Williams kept pounding away, her shots and shouts getting louder with every stroke. And when she finished off Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 7-5 Sunday night for the U.S. Open championship and a ninth Grand Slam title, Williams really went wild.She flung her racket high into the sky, hollering and hopping in a celebration that even she thought might’ve been over the top.
“I’m sorry I got so excited,” she told Jankovic when they met at the net.
Serena Williams, of the United States, poses with her championship trophy after defeating Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, to win the women
Williams’ father, Richard, jumped to his feet after the final point. He didn’t seem to expect his daughter to do the same.
“I never knew Serena to be very, very excited. I knew Serena to be very, very mean,” he said after it was over. “I describe her as being a combination of a pit bull dog, a young Mike Tyson and an alligator.”
The fourth-seeded Williams beat sister Venus in the quarterfinals and barreled through this tournament without losing a set. This win did more than earn Serena her third silver trophy at Flushing Meadows—it assured she will return to No. 1 in the rankings for the time since August 2003, the longest gap at the top for a woman.
Pretty good for someone whose ranking once plummeted to No. 139.
“It’s been so long,” she said.
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