Serena Dominates US Open Final
Ladies, you have a new number one tennis player in the world — Miss Serena Williams. After winning the US Open in dominating, overpowering fashion, Williams also became the world’s number one ranked player in the WTA. In order to win the Open, Serena had to overcome an eager Jelena Jankovic who played a brilliant defense match that tested Williams’ patience.
Ultimately, it was Serena’s powerful serve, her lethal ground strokes, and a nose for rushing the net successfully that secured her victory, 6-4, 7-5. Here’s a video of the final point and Serena’s subsequent celebration.
For Serena, it was her ninth Grand Slam title and her third US Open. Considering her last US Open title was in 2002, last night’s victory must have been especially sweet, as her celebration in the above video demonstrates. The US Open title also signifies the younger Williams sister is all the way back after suffering from various injuries and setbacks that yielded only two grand slam titles since 2002.
As indicated, the US Open victory also pushed Williams to the top of the WTA rankings, something that seemed to confuse Jankovic in the post-game celebration. In between asking Mary Carillo how much money she won for second place and thanking all of her handlers, Jankovic also seemed to question the fact Serena was getting the number one ranking.
Perhaps she was confused after getting overpowered like that.