Serena Relieved to end “Disappointing” Year on High Note
Serena Williams admitted she was "honoured" have drawn level with Roger Federer’s 17 Grand Slam titles by winning the US Open against Victoria Azarenka, putting herself just one Grand Slam title behind Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
Williams added the US Open title to the French Open crown to end another season at the top of the WTA rankings, but the 31-year old insisted she wasn’t entirely happy with how 2013 had gone. Despite losing only four matches all season, two of those defeats have come in Grand Slams, Williams claims she would have been disappointed if she hadn't won at Flushing Meadows for a sensational fifth time.
While admitting she was delighted to have equalled Federer’s 17 Grand Slam titles, Williams said that 2013 wouldn’t have been a success if she hadn’t been victorious in New York.
"It's an honour to be even with Roger. He's been such a great champion throughout the years, and he's just an unbelievable competitor and he's still playing, and he can probably still win more."
"I felt almost disappointed with my year, to be honest. So I definitely feel a lot better with at least a second Grand Slam under my belt this year,” admitted Williams.
But while the Grand Slams may be over for the season, there is still plenty of intriguing tournaments left to play, most notably the WTA Championships in Istanbul in November. With so much live tennis online still to come before the end of the year, the tennis betting options available offer plenty of opportunities.
In terms of the WTA Championships, as long as Serena can stay free from injury between now and November then she has to be the heavy favourite heading into the tournament in Turkey.