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Serena Williams ends the best season of her career with 11 titles!
According to reports, the tennis star won her second straight WTA Championship crown in Instanbul yesterday. After collecting the trophy, she became the eighth woman in the world to win 11 or more titles a year, and the first American since 1997.
“It was an awesome year of tennis,” Williams told reporters after the match. “To end with the Billie Jean King trophy after 40 years and after everything we had the celebration for this year, I don’t know if it’s like written or what, but it’s just really exciting. Again, I haven’t had a lot of time to think about it, but I’m happy. I’m really happy that I was able to finish it off.”
“It was definitely a very important game for me to win,” she added. “I guess I was determined to win that game at any cost.”