Serena Williams wins at China Open and is back at number one
Serena Williams defeated Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 6-2 in the second round of the China Open, this means she will replace Dinara Safina as world number one when the rankings are issued next week.
Williams was broken in her first service game and made a meal of her last but converted her fourth match point to seal the victory, raising a single finger in the air in celebration of her return to the top.
“I think I’ve earned it,” said Serena. “I won two grand slams, and I should have got more. But you know what, I’m just excited to have those two, which is great.
“I just played consistent for all the year. I felt like especially the beginning of the year I did well. I was bothered a little bit by injury but I kept fighting.
“I kept showing up and doing the best I could do. Sometimes there were unfortunate losses, but I really tried. And I think at end of the day that’s what matters.”
Serena feel vindicated that after winning 2 grand slams this season she will be back at the top of the list .
“I definitely feel better,” she said. “I’d be lying if I sat here and said I didn’t.
“But I just feel like I would say the ranking will come, you know, I’m not focus on being number one. And I would rather have won the titles that I have won this year, as opposed to have the ranking.
“But fortunately now, for next week at least, I have it.”
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