- Porsche Tennis Grand Prix results - Day 2
- Stuttgart WTA results - 4th update
- WTA Marrakech results -- 2nd update
- WTA Marrakech results -- 1st update
- Nishikori makes winning return
- WTA Marrakesh results
- WTA Stuttgart Grand Prix results
- ATP Barcelona Open results -- collated
- Nadal makes no excuse for Monte Carlo loss
- Wawrinka plays down French Open hopes
- Vekic upsets Cibulkova for maiden WTA title
- Germany, Czech Republic into Fed Cup final
- Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title
- Fed Cup - Czech Republic 4 Italy 0
- Germans toast Fed Cup win with mid-air slumber party
- Czechs beat holders Italy to reach Fed Cup final
- Fed Cup - Czech Republic 3 Italy 0
- Germany into Fed Cup final as Kerber downs Stosur
- Fed Cup - Australia 1 Germany 3
- Kerber puts Germany into Fed Cup final
- Fed Cup - Australia 0 Germany 3
- Struggling Nadal seeks homeground solution
- Sharapova targets hat-trick of Stuttgart titles
- Vekic upsets Zhang for final Cibulkova date in Malaysia
- I don't know when I'll be back, says injury-hit Djokovic
- Germany, Czechs head towards Fed Cup final
- Wrist injury puts Djokovic in French Open fear
- Federer, Wawrinka into all-Swiss Monte Carlo final
- Czechs shrug off power cut lead Italy in Fed Cup
- Federer beats Djokovic, faces Wawrinka in final
Williams rallies to claim 49th WTA title
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.
Serena Williams is pictured at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 21, 2013 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Serena 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.
Jankovic was in mid-swing on a serve when Williams stopped and held up her racquet indicating she wasn't ready to play the point. The two then verbally sparred with Williams telling Jankovic to "wait until I am ready."
"Honestly, you have a problem," Williams shouted across the net at Jankovic.
Jankovic then protested during the change over to the chair umpire telling him that Williams shouldn't get "special" treatment.
After the match, Williams insisted she, and Venus, are the most courteous players on the WTA Tour.
"I wasn't ready," said Williams. "I am the most respectful player, other than Venus. I am so respectful to my colleagues."
Unfortunately that respect doesn't always extend to line judges. At the 2009 US Open Williams once told a line judge she was going to shove a tennis ball down her throat.
Serbian Jankovic, who won this event five years ago, was aiming for her 14th career title. The ninth-seeded Jankovic had won 14 of her previous 16 matches.
Jankovic dropped to 4-6 all-time in matchups against Williams.
Williams clinched the title on her third championship point with a backhand winner to the open court that Jankovic couldn't get to.
Williams double faulted on the first championship point and then hammered a backhand into the net on the second one for a rare unforced error in the match.