World No. 1 Serena Williams has dominated the WTA tour this season, winning 11 titles and over $12 million in prize money, while compiling a dominant 78-4 record this season. If her competitors thought they have seen the best of the American, Williams admits that there is still much room for improvement.
“I have some areas where I can do a lot better for next year, and I look forward to it,” she said. “Overall, I’ll remember the wins, but I also want to learn from my mistakes so I don’t repeat them.”
The 32 year old Williams has been the oldest No.1 in WTA history since February. Apart from achieving this, she has also won the player of the year in 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2012. The American captured the US Open, French Open and the WTA Championships amongst her 11 titles this year.
Williams will begin her 2014 season at the Brisbane International, where she will be warming up ahead of the Australian Open. She won the title three times between 2006-10 but has not gotten past the quarter-finals since. Williams lost a particularly memorable encounter last year to up-and-comer Sloane Stephens but since rebounded with a fantastic 10 months on the tour.