World Number One Serena Williams Beat Jelena Jankovic to Claim her Third Family Circle Cup Victory.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Following her victory in the Sony Open in Miami on March 30, Serena Williams defeated Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic 3- 6, 6- 0, 6- 2, to claim a second tournament in eight days. The 31- year- old got off to a shaky start as Jankovic broke serve twice to win the opening set.
At the start of the second set, a heated argument ensued between the pair as William complained that Jankovic, 28, was serving before she was ready. She had to stop her opponent mid- swing on one occasion.
“How long do I have to wait?” Jankovic asked the Umpire.
“Until I’m ready,” William interjected. The argument never really bothered Williams as she cruised to the second set. She eventually won the third and deciding set to claim her 49th singles title.
Prior to this encounter, Williams had thrashed sister Venus in the last four on Saturday, while Jankovic needed three sets to beat unseeded Swiss Stefanie Voegele, to advance to the final against the World number 1.
On his response about the dispute, William said “I wasn’t ready, I am the most respectful player, other than Venus. I am so respectful to my colleagues.”
Jankovic admitted the incident had affected her play, “I gave her wins. I let her back in the match. That was my mistake,” she said.
“I got tired. It was my sixth match here and playing Serena is not easy- you have to run a lot of balls down and hit as hard as you can and give your maximum.” the 28- year- old Serbian added.
“She’s so strong. She’s the number one player in the world for a reason. She was the better one at the end,” said the world number 18.


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