Serena Williams Beats Angelique Kerber and Claims Stanford Title

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Following the “virus” that forced Serena Williams to retire from her doubles match-up at the Wimbledon Championships, the world No. 1 is back in form as she defeated Angelique Kerber in straight sets to win the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday.

Williams looked well on her way to losing the first set, as she was forced to rally from a 1-5 deficit to beat Kerber 7-6, 6-3 in 1 hour and 19 minutes. Williams hit 6 aces and

The top seed comfortably worked her way through the Stanford draw this week until she encountered an inspired Ana Ivanovic in the quarter-final round, where she needed to summon up all her inner fortitude to rally from a set down and beat Ivanovic 7-5 in the deciding set. While her turnaround for the semi-final was less than 20 hours, she had a much easier contest against Andrea Petkovic, whom she defeated 7-5, 6-0.

The doubles final saw Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro defeat Paula Kania and Katerina Siniakova 6-2, 4-6, 10-5 for their first WTA doubles title as a pair. This was also Suarez Navarro’s first ever doubles crown.

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