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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Venus Williams Finished 2008 Winning the Year-Ending WTA Sony Ericsson Championships

Venus Williams has finished the year, winning the title of year-ending WTA Sony Ericsson Championships. The veteran tennis star defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-2 earlier this month to clinch the title of Sony Ericsson Championships. Ranked 6th in the WTA ranking, the American star saw a number of successes in 2008 including her 5th Wimbledon title. Former no. 1 of women’s tennis won 3 WTA titles in total this year, aside from Wimbledon title.

Venus Williams faced stiff competition from Vera Zvonareva in the first set in the final and lost the set in tie-breaker. However, she bounced back strongly to claim the second set by 6 to love. Zvonareva tried to come back in the third and the deciding set, but Venus Williams did not leave any more chance for Vera Zvonareva and wrapped up the set 6-2. However, Vera Zvonareva should not have any regret for the defeat as she lost to a champion player in the final after beating some of the top players like Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana Ivanvovic and Jelena Jankovic in the league and Elena Dementieva in the semi final. In fact, the Russian was lowest-ranked participant in the tournament.

Venus Williams once against showed that she has a lot to give in tennis. The kind of rhythm and power she used in the match were evident of her greatness. Now, let us see if Venus Williams continues her excellent form next year too.

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