The first two games of the 2013 China Open women’s singles final were long drawn out struggles, suggesting that the match between Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic might turn out to be a contest full of drama and fireworks. That feeling was short lived, as Serena put her foot on the gas and separated herself from Jelena, cruising to victory 6-2 6-2. The only hiccup for Serena was an early break by Jelena in the second set. It would prove a brief aberration on the way to the 56th career WTA title in Serena’s Hall of Fame resumé. Williams also reaches double digits wins, 10, in 2013 with an opportunity to make it 11 at the Tour Championships at Istanbul. This wasn’t even close to being the best I’ve seen Serena play, and she still dominated a potent opponent 2 and 2. Truly, tennis fans should value what we’re seeing from Williams as she continues to create one of the greatest careers in the history of the game.
|singles – Final|
| SERENA WILLIAMS (USA) D  JELENA JANKOVIC (SRB)||| 6 – 2 | 6 – 2 ||
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