rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » Venus Williams wins WTA Championships

Venus Williams wins WTA Championships

November 09, 2008 22:56 IST

Venus Williams defeated Russia's Vera Zvonareva 6-7, 6-0, 6-2 on Sunday to win the season-ending WTA Championships.

It was the first time the American had won the event after she reached the semi-finals in her previous two appearances. She retired injured on the second occasion, in 2002, and she qualified but failed to play because of injury on five other occasions.

Venus, Vera in final

Williams, who went undefeated in her five matches this time, earned $1.34 million dollars, allowing her to overtake Martina Navratilova for fourth place on the list of top prize money earners in women's tennis. Zvonareva received $715,000.

It was the American's third title of the year, following victories at Wimbledon and Zurich.

Source:
© Copyright 2013 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.