Venus Beats Serena, Joins Jankovc, Zvonareva in Doha Championships Semifinals
Venus Williams got her younger sister again today, beating Serena 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 to qualify for the semifinals at the season-ending WTA Championships in Doha, Qatar.
Venus and Serena are now even in their sisterly series 9-9, but Venus has won four of their last six meetings including notching the first 6-0 set in the family rivalry today. Venus finishes round-robin play a perfect 3-0.
I didn’t watch any of the tennis action, but losing the last two sets 6-1, 6-0 cannot be a good sign for Serena who must beat Elena Dementieva tomorrow to stay alive and reach the semifinals.
Also today, Jelena Jankovic clinched a Final Four spot beating Sveta Kuznetsova. Jelena and the surprising Vera Zvonareva will play tomorrow with the White Group winner title on the line. Zvonareva has also qualified leaving just one spot left in the semifinals which will go to the winner of Serena and Dementieva.
Dementieva sent Dinara Safina back to Russia after an easy straight-set win. Safina, who I picked to reach the final(!), leaves without winning a single set all week.
Now that’s a tough way to end a year!
Also Check Out:
Venus Rises, Beats Jankovic to Reach WTA Championships Final in Doha
Serena Beats Venus, Clinches No. 1 at Doha
Serena, Venus to Meet in Doha WTA Finals
Jankovic in, Year-end WTA Champs Field Set; Safina No. 1 Again
Clijsters the Favorite at Williams-Less Doha WTA Championships