Serena Back on Top of Tennis World w/ dominating U.S. Open Victory

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.

via Breitbart

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's finals championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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.

MORE OF THE U.S. OPEN HERE….

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I just know the tennis world is so giddy since the girls refocused all their energy toward the sport. As I had said before they were starting to get blinded by the shimmer of Tinseltown but they have plenty of time for that when they are retired. For now more great tennis!!

 

 

Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus (R), each react in this combination photo during their quarter-final match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows in New York September 3, 2008. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky

Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus (R), each react in this combination photo during their quarter-final match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows in New York September 3, 2008. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams fought off 10 set points to prevail in the greatest duel yet with sister Venus, a heart-stopping 7-6 7-6 victory that put her in the U.S. Open semi-finals Wednesday.

Played with uncommon ferocity and passion from both combatants, Serena emerged triumphant in the grueling two hour 25 minute battle to reach the final four at Flushing Meadows for the first time since her 2002 win.

The eight-times grand slam winner turned away two set points in the first 8-6 tiebreaker and eight more in the second set, including four in the final 9-7 tiebreak, which ended with a Venus forehand drive landing beyond the baseline.

“I can’t believe I won,” Serena said courtside. “Wow”

 

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