I think we can officially stop referring to Serena William’s as ‘returning’ or making a ‘comeback’. She’s back, she’s in form, she’s slaying her opponents and the best is yet to come. Serena’s here and ready to win the US Open again.
As Serena leaps back up the rankings, almost embarrassingly dominant over the rest of the WTA tour, she has shown more genuine emotion in victory than I ever remember seeing from her. Previously it has always been a competitive drive to succeed more than an overwhelming desire to just play again.
Serena handily disposed of Sam Stosur 6-4, 6-2 to claim the Rogers Cup and was obviously delighted with her performance. “You know, I went through a lot of things physically and mentally and emotionally. Going through so much, I’m just taking it one day at a time and kind of like one match at a time.”
For Stosur it’s another disaspointment but, as she said, she was simply beaten by someone better.
“I guess she makes it look very easy and it’s not that easy just to come back on tour and win two events in your first four tournaments. You know it’s always going to be a tough task. She never throws matches away. I think to go out there and beat here, you have to beat her.
I can walk off knowing I did my best, and I thought I played quite well. The rain was approaching and unfortunately it didn’t approach fast enough for me.”