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Serena Williams wins the Sony Ericsson Championship - Doha 2009
01 Nov 2009
 Serena Williams was crowned champion in the singles competition of the Sony Ericsson Championships – Doha 2009 after defeating her sister Venus Williams in straight sets
Serena came into the season finale ranked No.2 but was assured of finishing the year at No.1 during the round robin stage of the tournament. She went 3-0 in her round robin group, beating Elena Dementieva and Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets and saving match point to beat Venus; she beat Caroline Wozniaci in the semifinals to set up another match with her sister in Sunday's final.
The final lasted an impressive one-hour, 25 minutes. Serena blew through the first set, 6-2, in just 30 minutes, losing just four points in her four service games and breaking Venus twice, in the third and seventh games. There were no breaks - and barely any deuces - during the serving display that was the second set, as the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour's biggest servers didn't budge until the tie-break. Serena raced out to a 5-1 lead and, although Venus closed the gap to 5-4, Serena closed her out right back with an ace and a huge crosscourt forehand winner, 62 76(4)
It was the second time Serena won the title. The first time she won the coveted title was back in 2001.