2010 Serena Williams tennis season

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2010 Serena Williams tennis season
Melbourne Australian Open 2010 Serena Serve.jpg
Serena Williams at the Australian Open
Full nameSerena Jameka Williams
Country United States
Calendar prize money$4,266,011
Singles
Season record25–4 (86%)
Calendar titles2
Year-end ranking4
Ranking change from previous yearDecrease 3
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenW
French OpenQF
WimbledonW
US OpenA
Doubles
Season record19–1 (95%)
Calendar titles3
Year-end rankingNo. 11
Ranking change from previous yearDecrease 8
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW
French OpenW
WimbledonQF
US OpenA

Serena Williams's 2010 tennis season officially began at the 2010 Medibank International Sydney in Sydney. Williams started 2010 as the world no. 1.

Year in detail[edit]

Early hard court season and Australian Open[edit]

Medibank International Sydney[edit]

Williams' came into 2010 as the world no. 1 and began her 2010 campaign at Medibank International Sydney. She received a bye in the first round being the top seed and faced María José Martínez Sánchez in the next round, whom she defeated convincingly.[1] In the quarterfinals she faced Vera Dushevina and won in two sets.[2] Her next opponent was Frenchwoman Aravane Rezaï, who surprised Williams, as the Frenchwoman took the first set and took a lead in the second and was serving it out, however Williams recovered and took the next six games to win the second set and take a lead in the third. Rezaï recovered broke back at the 2nd and 8th game, but Williams broke again in the 9th game and served it out to advance to the final.[3] In the final, Williams fell to Elena Dementieva in 75 minutes being hampered by a troublesome left knee she had strapped for the match.[4]

Australian Open[edit]

Williams won both the singles and doubles title with sister Venus.

Williams' then entered the Australian Open as the top seed and favorite to win the title. Her campaign began against Poland's Urszula Radwańska, who she beat with comfortably.[5] In the second round she defeated Petra Kvitová. Williams hit 34 winners to Kvitová's 17.[6] Williams then faced Carla Suárez Navarro, Williams won the first set, however Williams had difficulty closing the first set needing eight set points in a game that went to deuce 13 times and lasted longer than the previous five games combined to win the set. Williams then broke to win the match.[7] Williams then faced Australia's Samantha Stosur and ended the local's hope by winning in straight sets with the help of 10 aces.[8] Williams then looked in all out of sorts against Victoria Azarenka as she dropped the opening set and was trailing 0–4 in the second set. Williams mounted a comeback taking the next five games and took the second set in a tie-break.[9] Williams also had to fight tough against China's Li Na as she won it in two straight tie-break sets to advance to the final.[10] Williams then faced rival Justine Henin in their first match in a slam final. Williams broke in the fourth game, Henin then got it back to even, however Williams then broke again to take the first set. Henin saved two break points in a four-game run in the second set, winning 13 of the last 14 points in a dominant finish to the set. She maintained the superiority early in the deciding set, increasing that to 18 of 19 points before Williams held serve to even the third set. The two then traded brakes which saw Williams lead with a break and never looked back to take the final three games to win the title. Williams' five Australian titles is the most by any woman in the Open Era, since 1968, surpassing the four held by Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Steffi Graf and Monica Seles. Court holds 11 Australian Open titles overall, most coming before 1968.[11][12][13] Williams also is the first female player to win consecutive Australian Open singles titles since Jennifer Capriati in 2001–02.[14]

Serena Williams also competed in the doubles with sister Venus. In the first two rounds they defeated wild cards Sophie Ferguson and Jessica Moore, and Raluca Olaru and Olga Savchuk. They then faced the Czech team of Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká and won in two sets. In the quarterfinals they struggled against the pairing of American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Yan Zi in three tight sets. They also had to fight through against Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs. In the final they faced the number 1 team of Cara Black and Liezel Huber and won it in straight sets.[15]

Rest of early hard court[edit]

A leg injury then caused Williams to withdraw from five consecutive tournaments, including the Premier 5 Dubai Tennis Championships and the Premier Mandatory Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne.

Clay court season and French Open[edit]

Internazionali BNL d'Italia[edit]

As the world no. 1, Williams received a wild card at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. As the top seed she received a bye into the second round, where she faced Timea Bacsinszky, Bacsinszky lead twice and had three set points, however Williams took it to a tie-break and won the first set. Williams then cruised with the second set.[16] In the third round, she faced Andrea Petkovic, Williams broke Petkovic fifth and seventh and won the first set. Petkovic won the second set. Williams dominated the 3rd set.[17] In the quarterfinals, she faced Russian Maria Kirilenko and Williams won in two sets.[18] In the semifinals, a rematch of the 2008 US Open final, when Williams faced Jelena Janković, with both trading sets. Williams served for the match and had a match point, but the match went to a tie-break. Williams led 5–2 in the tie-break and lost 5 points in a row for Janković to get the win.[19]

Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open[edit]

Williams won singles and doubles title with sister Venus in Madrid.

Williams then played the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open. She received a first round bye. She faced Vera Dushevina in her first match, Williams had three set point in the first set, but Dushevina came back and won it in the tie-break. In the second set Williams faced a match point on serve but saved it and went on to win the set in a tie-break. In the final set Williams led early, but squandered the lead as the set went to a tie-break, which Williams won despite trailing 4–0 in the tie-break. 73 unforced errors in the match. Williams made 7It was Williams longest match in her career with the match taking 3 hours, 26 minutes.[20] In the next round she faced another Russian Nadia Petrova, however this time the result wasn't in Williams' favor as she lost in three sets.[21]

In the doubles Williams played with sister Venus. After having a bye in the first round the faced Alicja Rosolska and Yaroslava Shvedova and won in two sets. They then faced Maria Kirilenko and Agnieszka Radwańska and also won in straight sets. In the semifinals they won comfortably over Shahar Pe'er and Francesca Schiavone. In the final, they faced up-and-coming doubles team Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta and won in two sets for their second title of the year.[22]

French Open[edit]

Williams entered the French Open as the world no. 1 and top seed. In her first match, she faced Swiss Stefanie Vögele, who was controlling the first set, but Williams hung on to win it in a tie-break. Williams then cruised in the second set.[23] In the second round, she faced German Julia Görges, Williams took nine straight games in the first set and won in straight sets.[24] She then faced Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Williams took the first set, however Williams fell behind and was visited by the trainer, Pavlyuchenkova eventually won the set. In the third set, Williams saved 3 break points and won the match.[25] In the fourth round, Williams had a relatively easy win over Israel's Shahar Pe'er.[26] In the quarterfinals, Williams faced Samantha Stosur, Stosur took the first set and served for the match, however Williams came back and won in a tie-break. However Stosur saved a match point at 4–5 on serve and then eventually broke Williams in the deciding set and took the match. Williams was too erratic making nine double faults and 46 enforced errors, while Stosur only made 24 unforced errors. It was the first Grand Slam tournament that Williams had not won or been defeated by the eventual champion since the 2008 French Open. Williams has not been able to get past the quarterfinals since 2003.[27]

Williams again competed in doubles partnering sister Venus. In the first round they made quick work of Kirsten Flipkens and Tamarine Tanasugarn and then received a walkover over Daniela Hantuchová and Caroline Wozniacki. They then won their next two matches with relative ease defeating the teams of Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká, and Maria Kirilenko and Agnieszka Radwańska. In the semifinals, they had a bit of a struggle against Liezel Huber and Anabel Medina Garrigues when they lost the first set, but came back to win the second and third. With the win, this assured Williams the no. 1 spot in doubles, making her only the sixth woman to hold the no. 1 spot in singles and doubles.[27] In the final they faced the team of Květa Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik which they won with ease in straight sets. This marked their fourth consecutive doubles slam. They're only the third women's doubles pair to win four major titles in a row. Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver did it in 1983–84, and Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva did it in 1992–93.[28]

Wimbledon Championships[edit]

Williams was entering Wimbledon as the world no. 1, defending champion, and 3 time former champion. She started her campaign for a fourth title against a young Portuguese in Michelle Larcher de Brito. Williams won comfortably beating de Brito in straight sets.[29] In the following round, she faced former world no. 5 Anna Chakvetadze, Williams won the first 11 games, before Chakvetadze was able to get a game, and in the end Williams won in two sets. She also hit 27 winners to her opponents 6.[30] In the third round, she faced another youngster in Dominika Cibulková, Williams served her third 6–0 set of the tournament in the first in just 18 minutes. The second set went on serve until Williamd broke to take the second set and the match. Williams hit 20 aces to her opponents 1.[31] It was followed by a clash against former world no. 1 Maria Sharapova, the first set went to a tie-break and Sharapova served for the set, but Williams pegged her back and won the tie-break. Williams then took the second set.[32] In the quarterfinals, Williams faced China's Li Na, the first set went on served until Williams broke Li late and closed the set. Williams then cruised in the second set.[33] In her following match, Williams took on Petra Kvitová, who has lost in the first round of her previous two appearances at Wimbledon. Kvitová took an early lead breaking Williams in the fifth game, however Williams broke in the eight game and the set went to a tie-break. Williams won the tie-break. As with her previous two matches Williams took the second set with east.[34] Competing in her 6th Wimbledon final, Williams took on surprised finalist Vera Zvonareva, the first set went on serve in the 8th game when Williams broke the Russian's serve with a forehand winner and won the set. The American broke Zvonareva's serve in the first and fifth games of the second set, giving her the Wimbledon title. Williams won an astonishing 31 of the 33 first serves she put in play, ripping nine more aces, running her record tournament total to 89. This win also pushed Williams to her 13th slam, getting ahead of Billie Jean King.[35] After the match, Martina Navratilova said that Williams is in the top 5 of all the women's tennis players in all of history, which she said that "it's not just about how many Slams you win or how many tournaments you win—it's just your game overall. And she's definitely got all the goods."[36]

In the doubles, she once again played with sister Venus as the top seeds. They cruised through their first three matches winning it straight sets, over the teams of Julie Ditty and Renata Voráčová, Timea Bacsinszky and Tathiana Garbin, and Dominika Cibulková and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. However, they were upset by the Russian team of Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva in the quarterfinals. This ended their 27 consecutive wins in slams and 18 match winning streak. This is also their first loss as a team in the year.[37]

US Open Series, Asian Swing and WTA Tour Championships[edit]

In Munich on July 7, Williams stepped on broken glass while in a restaurant.[38] She received 18 stitches, but the following day she lost an exhibition match to Kim Clijsters in Brussels before a world-record crowd for a tennis match, 35,681 at the King Baudouin Stadium.[39] The cut foot turned out to be a serious injury, requiring surgery and preventing her from playing for the remainder of 2010. As a result, she lost the world no. 1 ranking to Dane Caroline Wozniacki on October 11, 2010.[40]

All matches[edit]

Singles matches[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponent Rank Result Score
Medibank International Sydney
Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier
Hard
10–15 January 2010
1R Bye
547 2R Spain María José Martínez Sánchez #25 Win 6–1, 6–2
548 QF Russia Vera Dushevina #43 Win 6–2, 6–2
549 SF France Aravane Rezaï #27 Win 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
550 F Russia Elena Dementieva #5 Loss 3–6, 2–6
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
18–31 January 2010
551 1R Poland Urszula Radwańska #72 Win 6–2, 6–1
552 2R Czech Republic Petra Kvitová #77 Win 6–2, 6–1
553 3R Spain Carla Suárez Navarro #33 Win 6–0, 6–3
554 4R Australia Samantha Stosur #13 Win 6–2, 6–4
555 QF Belarus Victoria Azarenka #7 Win 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
556 SF China Li Na #17 Win 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–1)
557 F Belgium Justine Henin NR Win 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
Clay, Red
3–9 May 2010
1R Bye
558 2R Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky #48 Win 7–6(7–2), 6–1
559 3R Germany Andrea Petkovic #49 Win 6–2, 3–6, 6–0
560 QF Russia Maria Kirilenko #37 Win 6–1, 6–4
561 SF Serbia Jelena Janković #7 Loss 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
Clay, Red
10–16 May 2010
1R Bye
562 2R Russia Vera Dushevina #43 Win 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
563 3R Russia Nadia Petrova #18 Loss 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay, Red
24 May – 6 June 2010
564 1R Switzerland Stefanie Vögele #76 Win 7–6(7–2), 6–2
565 2R Germany Julia Görges #77 Win 6–1, 6–1
566 3R Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova #29 Win 6–1, 1–6, 6–2
567 4R Israel Shahar Pe'er #18 Win 6–2, 6–2
568 QF Australia Samantha Stosur #7 Loss 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–8
Wimbledon
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
Grass
21 June – 4 July 2010
569 1R Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito #148 Win 6–0, 6–4
570 2R Russia Anna Chakvetadze #118 Win 6–0, 6–1
571 3R Slovakia Dominika Cibulková #46 Win 6–0, 7–5
572 4R Russia Maria Sharapova #17 Win 7–6(11–9), 6–4
573 QF China Li Na #12 Win 7–5, 6–3
574 SF Czech Republic Petra Kvitová #62 Win 7–6(7–5), 6–2
575 F Russia Vera Zvonareva #21 Win 6–3, 6–2

Doubles matches[edit]

Tournament Match Round Partner Opponents Rank Result Score
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
18–31 January 2010
155 1R United States Venus Williams Australia Sophie Ferguson
Australia Jessica Moore
#
#
Win 6–1, 6–1
156 2R United States Venus Williams Romania Raluca Olaru
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
#96
#76
Win 6–1, 6–2
157 3R United States Venus Williams Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
#52
#42
Win 6–3, 6–2
158 QF United States Venus Williams United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
China Yan Zi
#17
#23
Win 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
159 SF United States Venus Williams United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
#19
#7
Win 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
160 F United States Venus Williams Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
#1
#1
Win 6–4, 6–3
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
Clay, Red
10–16 May 2010
1R United States Venus Williams Bye
Bye
161 2R United States Venus Williams Poland Alicja Rosolska
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
#49
#54
Win 7–6(7–4) 6–2
162 QF United States Venus Williams Russia Maria Kirilenko
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
#23
#36
Win 6–2, 6–4
163 SF United States Venus Williams Israel Shahar Pe'er
Italy Francesca Schiavone
#72
#25
Win 7–5, 6–2
164 F United States Venus Williams Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
#18
#20
Win 6–2, 7–5
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay, Red
24 May – 6 June 2010
165 1R United States Venus Williams Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
#263
#83
Win 6–0, 6–1
2R United States Venus Williams Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
#47
#108
Walkover
166 3R United States Venus Williams Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
#44
#36
Win 6–1, 6–2
167 QF United States Venus Williams Russia Maria Kirilenko
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
#18
#32
Win 6–2, 6–3
168 SF United States Venus Williams United States Liezel Huber
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
#1
#14
Win 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
169 F United States Venus Williams Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
#22
#28
Win 6–2, 6–3
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
Grass, outdoor
21 June – 4 July 2010
170 1R United States Venus Williams United States Julie Ditty
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
#569
#54
Win 6–4, 6–2
171 2R United States Venus Williams Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
#74
#39
Win 6–1, 7–6(7–2)
172 3R United States Venus Williams Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
#206
#97
Win 6–1, 6–2
173 QF United States Venus Williams Russia Elena Vesnina
Russia Vera Zvonareva
#45
#193
Loss 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Tournament schedule[edit]

Singles schedule[edit]

Williams' 2010 singles tournament schedule is as follows:

Date Championship Location Category Surface Points Outcome
10 January 2010–
15 January 2010
Medibank International Sydney Sydney (AUS) WTA Premier Hard 320 Final
lost to Elena Dementieva, 2–6, 3–6
18 January 2010–
31 January 2010
Australian Open Melbourne (AUS) Grand Slam Hard 2000 Winner
defeated Justine Henin, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
3 May 2010–
9 May 2010
Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome (ITA) WTA Premier 5 Clay, Red 395 Semifinals
lost to Jelena Janković, 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
10 May 2010–
16 May 2010
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open Madrid (ESP) WTA Premier Mandatory Clay, Red 140 Second round
lost to Nadia Petrova 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
24 May 2010–
6 June 2010
French Open Paris (FRA) Grand Slam Clay 500 Quarterfinals
lost to Samantha Stosur, 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–8
21 June 2010–
4 July 2010
The Championships, Wimbledon Wimbledon (GBR) Grand Slam Grass 2000 Winner
defeated Vera Zvonareva, 6–3, 6–2
Total year-end points 5355

Doubles schedule[edit]

Williams' 2010 doubles tournament schedule is as follows:

Date Championship Location Category Partner Surface Points Outcome
18 January 2010–
31 January 2010
Australian Open Melbourne (AUS) Grand Slam United States Venus Williams Hard 2000 Winner
defeated Black/Huber, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(5–7)
10 May 2010–
16 May 2010
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open Madrid (ESP) WTA Premier Mandatory United States Venus Williams Clay, Red 1000 Winner
defeated Dulko/Pennetta, 6–2, 7–5
24 May 2010–
6 June 2010
French Open Paris (FRA) Grand Slam United States Venus Williams Clay 2000 Winner
defeated Peschke/Srebotnik, 6–2, 6–3
21 June 2010–
4 July 2010
The Championships, Wimbledon Wimbledon (GBR) Grand Slam United States Venus Williams Grass 500 Quarterfinals
lost to Vesnina/Zvonareva, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Total year-end points 5500

Yearly records[edit]

Head-to-head matchups[edit]

Ordered by percentage of wins

Finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (2–0)
WTA Premier (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (1–0)
Finals by venue
Outdoors (2–1)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 14. January 15, 2010 Sydney, Australia Hard Russia Elena Dementieva 3–6, 2–6
Winner 36. January 30, 2010 Melbourne, Australia Hard Belgium Justine Henin 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 37. July 3, 2010 London U.K. Grass Russia Vera Zvonareva 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 3 (3–0)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (2–0)
Premier 5 (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay(1–0)
Grass (1–0)
Titles by surface
Outdoors (3–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 18. January 29, 2010 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (4) Hard United States Venus Williams Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6–4, 6–3
Winner 19. May 15, 2010 Madrid, Spain (1) Clay United States Venus Williams Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–2, 7–5
Winner 20. June 3, 2010 French Open, Paris, France (2) Clay United States Venus Williams Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–2, 6–3

Earnings[edit]

# Event Prize money Year-to-date
1 Medibank International Sydney $53,100 $53,100
2 Australian Open $1,744,460 $1,797,560
Australian Open (doubles) $186,907 $1,984,467
3 Internazionali BNL d'Italia $87,500 $2,071,967
4 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open $38,028 $2,109,995
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open (doubles) $135,519 $2,245,514
5 French Open $185,983 $2,431,497
French Open (doubles) $212,552 $2,644,049
6 Wimbledon $1,597,936 $4,241,985
Wimbledon (doubles) $24,026 $4,266,011
$4,266,011

Figures in United States dollars (USD) unless noted.

See also[edit]

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