It’s Williams vs. Williams in the final of the year ending Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha. The sisters have played each other over 20 times, are as good as tied in the head-to-head and are the two most enduring, confident and iconic players currently playing on the WTA tour. Serena’s been the most dominant player in the Majors this year and Venus is the opponent she fears the most. So let the better Williams win.
Serena may be No. 1 now, but she and Venus have lost the battle for supremacy in doubles. They went down on Saturday in the Doha semis to Nuria Llagostera Vives and María José Martínez Sánchez. The longtime team of Cara Black and Liezel Huber have clinched the year end No. 1 ranking – despite not winning a Major this year. (Black/Huber will play the Spaniards in the final.)
Here’s some ammunition for those of you who just can’t let the Battle of the Real No. 1 Doubles Team go (via tennis.com):
“Serena and Venus Williams took the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open crowns, while Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual won the French Open. Black and Huber reached the U.S. Open final and the semifinals of the French Open and Wimbledon, also winning six WTA titles including Madrid and Cincinnati.”
But I doubt Serena will be trash talking Liezel Huber, her Fed Cup teammate. Oh wait, Serena’s withdrawn from Fed Cup, with no reason given. Coincidence?