Serena Williams rallies to claim 49th WTA title


Charleston:  Serena Williams earned her 49th career singles title and third of the year by rallying to beat former world number one Jelena Jankovic in the final of the Family Circle Cup on Sunday.  The world No.1 Williams and former Charleston winner Jankovic got into a testy verbal exchange early in the second set after Williams accused Jankovic of trying to rush her on the service return.  After the exchange, Williams won 12 of the final 14 games.  “I am definitely happy to have another win under my belt. Excited to hold my title,” said Williams, of her 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory on the green clay surface.  Williams successfully defended her title by claiming her third overall Charleston crown one day after routing her sister Venus in the semi-finals.  She has won 22 consecutive clay court matches at WTA Tour events and Fed Cup and 15 straight matches in Charleston. That includes titles last year and 2008.  Bad blood between the two surfaced early in the second set with Jankovic serving after having just won the first set….

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