Serena Williams tunes up for gold at the 2012 London Olympics
Serena Williams has shifted her focus towards acquiring the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Meanwhile, her opponent from the final of the Stanford tournament, Coco Vandeweghe prepares to prove that her breakthrough season was not a matter of luck.
The 20-year-old faced defeat against Serena Williams following an interesting game. Serena Williams was dominant throughout the game, but Coco Vandeweghe did have her moments. In the end, Serena Williams picked up a 7-5, 6-3 victory for her second straight WTA Tour title.
Now, the world number four plans to rest a little before resuming training in Britain. The 30-year-old tennis veteran, Serena Williams already has two Olympic gold medals, but both of them came in the Olympic doubles whilst Serena Williams played with her sister Venus. Serena Williams told reporters that winning the singles title at the 2012 London Olympics would be a huge achievement.
“(A gold medal) would mean a lot to me, but I can’t put all my hopes and dreams on just that,” Serena Williams said. “But it would mean a lot and I’d like to try to get one.”
Serena Williams, who has won 28 of her last 29 encounters, is in top notch form for the 2012 London Olympics. Serena Williams has won four titles in 2012, which is another reason for her nomination as the hot-favorite to win the Olympic gold in Britain.
Serena Williams was troubled by jet lag at the Stanford event, but that didn’t cause any serious worries. The former world number one spent five hours before her quarterfinal match watching the famous television show Desperate Housewives.
The United States star has clearly proven that her stamina and will power is beyond a normal player. In spite of her strong character, Serena Williams called up her parents for the final at Stanford. As a matter of fact, Serena Williams summoned her father all the way from Europe so that he could watch her play in the final two games of the tournament.
“I haven't won a tournament without him or my mom here,” Serena Williams said in an interview after winning the final. “I just felt like I didn't want to go out [without him]. Plus, he's going to be at home watching everything here anyway.”