facebook
twitter
search
search

Serena Williams collects seventh title of 2013

July 21, 2013 at 10:17 AM
| License Photo

BASTAD, Sweden, July 21 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams rolled to her seventh championship of 2013 with a straight-set win over Johanna Larsson at the Collector Swedish Open.

Williams beat Larsson, the No. 8 seed and a local favorite, 6-4, 6-1 while winning nearly 60 percent of the points in the match. Williams dropped her serve twice in the first set but didn't face a break point in the second. She took 17-of-24 (70 percent) points on serve in the second set.

Williams improved to 53-16 in tournament finals, tying her with Monica Seles for fifth-most championships all-time. Lindsay Davenport, with 55 wins, is fourth in the list.

Her seven titles this year include the French Open.

By going 5-0 this week, Williams is 51-3 on the year.

The $40,000 first-place check pushed her career winnings to more than $46.6 million.

Larsson is 0-3 in WTA finals, having lost at Slovenia in July 2010 and at the Swedish Open in July 2011. She earned $20,000 as tournament runner-up, giving her a lifetime total of more than $950,000.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback