Sunday, July 15, 2012
Serena Williams defeated Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 to win the 2012 Bank of the West tennis tournament in Stanford.
"I'm so glad to be done here," said Williams. "I was glad to come here but it was tough.
"I flew from Wimbledon and had to get adjusted to the conditions and beat the jet-lag. I was glad to play and it's great to win.
"But now I want to stay in the States for a while and prepare for the London Olympics."
Williams defeated Vandeweghe in 90 minutes, hit 21 winners, nine aces and getting four breaks of serve.
Serena broke Vandeweghe to move ahead 2-0 in the first set. Coco immediately broke twice in the first set but serving for the set at 5-4 she crumbled.
Williams saved a set point and on the sixth break chance of the game, Vandeweghe double-faulted.
Vandeweghe again double-faulted to give Williams a set point at 6-5, and Williams hit a backhand crosscourt to take the set.
Williams took a 3-1 lead in the second set and served out the match and put away one final forehand winner on match point.
Vandeweghe got into the main draw as a lucky loser, after another player withdrew before the start.
"It was really exciting to be in the final, hopefully this was a good omen for the rest of the summer," she said. "Hardcourt is definitely my favourite surface. I'm happy to be out there playing."