Serena Williams is on fire. Just eight days after winning her fifth Wimbledon title, Williams reigned the courts of the WTA Stanford event at California to beat Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3.
Top seed Williams won a set point 53 minutes in to take the first set and won the second set easily. This was Vandeweghe’s first WTA finals and she played a good game against the 30-year-old veteran, but her efforts were obviously not good enough.
I played well enough to win, but I can do a lot better and play stronger. But there are a lot of positives and I was fighting and I didn’t quit. I survived and didn’t play my greatest, but mentally I was there and that really helped me a lot.
– Serena Williams
Vandeweghe served in the first set, leading 5-4, but failed to convert on a set point that would’ve put her ahead. Williams rallied back by winning 6 break points, winning the first set when Vandeweghe double faulted. The second set was less of a challenge, as Williams surged forward with an early 3-1 lead.
This is Serena’s fourth win in 2012, who now has 43 career titles, equal to that of older sister Venus.