Although she has won four big titles during the year, Serena Williams will still end 2012 ranked number three behind Belarusian, Victoria Azarenka and Russia’s Maria Sharapova.
After backing up her victories at Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open with the WTA Championships title on Sunday, Williams couldn’t agree less with Sharapova and world number eight, Li Na that she is in fact the world’s top female tennis player.
“I think it’s a true statement, without trying to sound full of myself or anything,” Williams told reporters after overcoming Russian Sharapova 6-4 6-3 in the final of the season-ending tournament.
“I always said that if I’m playing well and I’m doing everything right it’s really difficult to beat me. I still believe that.”
Williams triumphed over Sharapova each of the three times they met this year and also won all five of her meetings against number one Azarenka.