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Serena ready to impose her will on season-ending finale

The eight competitors (from left): Italy's Sara Errani, Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic, Serena Williams of the US, Belarus' Victoria Azarenka, China's Li Na, Serbia's Jelena Jankovic and Germany's Angelique Kerber. Photo: AP

Serena Williams’ verdict that she is “a bit disappointed” with her 2013 season indicates her urgency to overtake the 18 grand slam titles of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert and to get on with chasing Steffi Graf’s Open era record of 22.

Monday, 21 October, 2013, 10:55am

I can be beaten, says China Open champ Serena

Serena Williams holds up the trophy after beating Jelena Jankovic at the China Open. Photo: Xinhua

World number one Serena Williams denied there is a widening gulf between her and the other leading players after she claimed her tenth title of the year at the China Open.

7 Oct 2013 - 12:49pm

Simply no stopping Serena after grand slam No 17

Serena Williams returns a shot to Victoria Azarenka during the 2013 US Open women's singles final. Photo: AP

It has been 14 years since Serena Williams won her first US Open, but there was no hint of decline as the 31-year-old American outlasted Victoria Azarenka for her fifth title at Flushing Meadows.

10 Sep 2013 - 3:37am 1 comment

Serena Williams and Li Na cruise into US Open quarters

Li Na celebrates her 6-3, 6-0 victory over ninth seed Jelena Jankovic. Photo: Reuters

Defending champion Serena Williams won her much-anticipated US Open showdown with Sloane Stephens, while Li Na avenged a painful loss in Rome to join the world number one in the last eight.

Williams defeated 15th seed American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals, winning eight of the last nine game in avenging a loss that ousted her from the 2013 Australian Open.

2 Sep 2013 - 11:13am 1 comment

Serena shows no mercy to Schiavone at US Open

Williams demolished Schiavone in under an hour. Photo: AFP

Serena Williams needed just one hour on Monday to remind everyone why she remains the overwhelming favourite to win the US Open. 

28 Aug 2013 - 1:13am

Serena favoured but Azarenka threatens at US Open

Serena Williams, of the United States. Photo: EPA

World number one Serena Williams enters the US Open as a heavy favourite to defend her title, but second-ranked Victoria Azarenka leads a host of rivals looking to dethrone her.

21 Aug 2013 - 10:23am

Serena races to her eighth title for the year

Serena Williams hits a return on her way to demolishing Sorana Cirstea of Romania, 6-2, 6-0, in Toronto. Photo: AFP

World number one Serena Williams made it look easy, routing Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-0 to win the WTA title in Toronto and signal her readiness for the US Open.

13 Aug 2013 - 3:59am

Serena Williams sorry after rape case comments

Serena Williams. Photo: AP

Serena Williams says she’s reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying “she shouldn’t have put herself in that position.

20 Jun 2013 - 1:44pm

Serena Williams inches closer to greatest player of all time title

Serena Williams

Great? Undoubtedly. Serena Williams' latest grand slam title, at the French Open, confirmed what tennis already knew. But greatest? That is still too early to say.

10 Jun 2013 - 3:20am

Serena Williams ends long wait to make it sweet sixteen

Serena Williams poses with the Suzanne-Lenglen trophy. Williams lost just 29 games in the entire tournament, matching her own grand slam record. Photo: AFP

Serena Williams won her 16th grand slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002 yesterday, relentlessly chasing down one shot after another to defeat familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Sara Errani puts a positive spin despite Open humiliation

Sara Errani was swatted by Serena Williams 6-0, 6-1. Photo: EPA

Sara Errani insisted she had enjoyed her 6-0, 6-1 French Open humiliation at the hands of Serena Williams despite her brutal 46-minute capitulation.

Williams put on an awesome display  which saw her fire 40 winners past the Italian.

8 Jun 2013 - 6:37am

Maria Sharapova is 'bothered' by match with nemesis Serena Williams

Serena Williams' record against Maria Sharapova is daunting and her Russian opponent will have to find something special in the French Open final today. Photo: AFP

Maria Sharapova was not even an adult the last time she beat Serena Williams, it was that long ago. It was at the WTA Championships and Sharapova was 17. Nearly nine years later, she now finds herself playing to deny Williams her 16th grand slam title in the French Open final today, where the Russian has to overcome overwhelming odds to defend her title.

8 Jun 2013 - 6:55am

Serena Williams beats her French Open demons

Williams is on a 29-match winning streak. Photo: Reuters

Serena Williams has had less success at the French Open than any other grand slam tournament.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Serena overpowers Kuznetsova

Serena Williams of the US celebrates her quarter-final victory over Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova in Paris yesterday. Photo: AFP

World number one Serena Williams survived a huge scare to reach her first French Open semi-final since 2003, defeating unseeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

5 Jun 2013 - 2:58am

Serena Williams beats Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-3 to reach French Open quarters

Serena Williams hits a return to Italy's Roberta Vinci during their French Open match at Roland Garros yesterday. Photo: AFP

Williams earned a berth in the French Open quarter-finals and extended her career-best winning streak to 28 matches, downing No 15-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-3. It was her toughest test of the first week, but she swept the last 10 points and has lost only 10 games in four rounds.

3 Jun 2013 - 4:39am