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Balance Is Restored to the WTA

The experiment that occurred when Dinara Safina was ranked #1 in the women’s tennis universe will soon be over. My girl, Serena Williams is headed back to where she belongs; the top! When the next rankings come out, next week, Serena will have a fitting “#1” next to her name.

Serena made her move, winning in the 2nd round of the China Open, while Safina continued to struggle, losing to Zhang Shuai in her 2nd round match.

Now, I understand why Safina was #1. I don’t agree, but I understand. Slow and steady apparently trumps winning the big events. I think the rankings should be even more heavily weighted to the Grand Slams, but the situation is what it is.

I’m just glad that things are back where they should be. Actually, I’d like Venus to be #2, but she can work on that next year 😉

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Serena Williams FTW!

Hoisting her 9th career Grand Slam trophy

Hoisting her 9th career Grand Slam trophy

She did it! Serena Williams beat Jelena Jankovic in straight sets tonight! I think my mother and I woke up the entire neighborhood when she won that last point and secured her 9th career Grand Alam title.

The Williams Sisters domination continues as they won half of the big slams this year. Venus won Wimbeldon and Serena the US Open.

With the win, Serena also claims the world #1 ranking; something she hasn’t had since 2003. It’s about freakin’ time!

It was also cute to see Serena’s man, rapper Common, in the crowd supporting her. Awwww!

Congrats to Serena on a job well done! We’re so proud!

I’m looking forward to how the new WTA rules play out, once they go into effect next year. Venus and Serena have continually been penalized in the rankings because they don’t play as many tournaments as the rest of the players on the tour. New rules will require players to play fewer of them, which will benefit the Williamses. The bad part of the new rules is that if they skip one of the mandatory — as designated by the WTA — tournaments, they could face a suspension. Things are fixin’ to get mighty interesting in women’s tennis!

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