Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Serena Williams is crowned in Madrid
Serena Williams raises his fist to the sunny skies of Madrid. You just won the final against Victoria Azarenka , current world No. 1, by an aggregate score of 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and four minutes in a clash played at the stadium Manolo Santana. The start of game was delayed because Serena asked the umpire to leave the locker room to change his undershirt. She was willing to put pressure from the start. What she described as "a skating rink" in the days before he became a veritable minefield for Azarenka who did not see coming missiles that came from the other side. The break of the U.S. warned in the opening game little battle. There was none. The Belarusian barely make 15 points in the first act, which gave up to three times its service, giving the sleeve with a double fault.
The second set started and ended the first, with a stunning Serena reminded that player who intimidated opponents on the track. Solid service, impressive with his right and decisive in the important moments of each game, soon to open gap on the scoreboard. Even the small crowd that filled the stands began to savor the intensity that requires a Premier Mandatory end like this. Serena authoritatively resolved the clash with a direct kick and added the title number 41 in his career, fifth on clay, the first in Madrid and the second of the season. Only time will tell if he can aspire to greater heights, but so far has shown that resources still to be there. Meanwhile, Azarenka fell for the second consecutive year and will have decisive duel to settle for keeping the reign of the WTA, which seems to have settled throne in front of the Maria Sharapova , Agnieszka Radwanska , Petra Kvitova or Samantha Stosur who were staying in the road.
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