Serena completes dominant season with WTA Championship triumph
By Ece Toksabay
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Serena Williams capped off a season to remember by capturing her fourth WTA Championship title with a 2-6 6-3 6-0 win over Li Na on Sunday.
The 32-year-old American finished off a dominant year, in which she also won the French and U.S. Opens, by scooping up her 11th title of 2013.
China's Li, who will reach a career-high third in the WTA rankings on Monday, broke Williams's serve twice in the first set.
However, the world number one shifted gears in the second set to roar through 6-3, to the delight of more than 16,000 fans who filled Istanbul's Sinan Erdem dome.
Williams showed little sign of the fatigue she complained about a day earlier, flattening Li in the third set with her brutal power and on court coverage.
The 17-times grand slam winner, who has played over 80 matches this season, said there was still room for improvement.
"I live to win slams. I really don't know if this was my best season ever, but definitely top 3. I still have things to add to my game," she said without elaborating.
The opening game of the second set, which featured nine deuces, was the turning point. Continued...