Serena victorious at 1st tournie in US Open series

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Serena Williams holds up her trophy.

32-year-old American tennis all-star Serena Williams showed that she’s still number one after winning her 3rd Stanford Classic this past weekend. The tournament, which first started in 1971, is the oldest women’s-only tournament in the world! Williams first won the Stanford Classic in 2011, then followed it up with another victory in 2012. It’s also the first important tournament in the US Open series for women’s tennis, and top-ranked Williams managed to beat No. 8 Angelique Kerber of Germany in a 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 game.

The fight was intense, as Williams actually had to claw her way back up after being down early on. She said, “It wasn’t easy. I blinked my eye and I was down 1-5. Angelique was playing so well.” Williams has now improved her unbeaten run to 13-0 and will be looking to defend her US Open title in 3 weeks, when it starts on August 25. Considering she holds the most Major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined among all male and female active players, Williams will be a fierce contender.

Featured image courtesy of Bank of the West Classic.