Williams Winner Second-Straight Stanford Title


STANFORD, California: Serena Williams became the aboriginal woman back 2006 to echo as best at the WTA Stanford accident as the five-time Wimbledon champ defeated advantageous also-ran Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday.

Williams' appellation defence came six years afterwards Kim Clijsters completed her double.

"I'm so animated to be done here," said Williams, who got a alarm in a bound 53-minute aperture set but calmly won the additional set. "I was animated to appear actuality but it was tough.

"I flew from Wimbledon and had to get adapted to the altitude and exhausted the jet-lag. I was animated to comedy and it's abundant to win.

"But now I demand to break in the States for a while and adapt for the London Olympics."

Williams defeated Vandeweghe in 90 minutes, beating 21 winners, nine aces and accepting four break of serve.

Vandeweghe, ranked 120 but set for a acceleration into the top 75, was behest for history in hopes of acceptable the additional advantageous also-ran from condoning circuit to win a WTA Tour title. The Californian got into the acreage afterwards addition amateur withdrew afore the start.

"It was absolutely agitative to be in the final, hopefully this was a acceptable augury for the blow of the summer," she said. "Hardcourt is absolutely my favourite surface. I'm blessed to be out there playing."

The achievement earns the Californian a absolute access into the US Open.

Williams has two trophies in as abounding weeks afterwards acceptable Wimbledon aftermost weekend, again aerial to arctic California to about-face assimilate the hardcourts. The apple cardinal four now owns 43 career titles, the aforementioned cardinal as her sister Venus.

Williams additionally has four wins in 2012, putting her collective baton in that class alongside apple cardinal one Victoria Azarenka.

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