STANFORD, California, July 15 Top seed Serena
Williams overcame fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe 7-5 6-3 to
retain the Stanford Classic title on Sunday.
Just eight days after winning her fifth Wimbledon single
title, Williams fought off a set point in the first set before
overcoming big-serving Vandeweghe, who had reached her first WTA
The 30-year-old Williams used her experience and know-how to
race past the 20-year-old, nailing 21 winners.
Vandeweghe struck 20 winners and committed 25 unforced
Williams won her 43rd career title, tying her with her older
sister Venus for the most titles among active players on the WTA
The world number four has now won 28 out of her last 29
(Reporting by Matt Cronin, editing by Pritha Sarkar)