April 20, 2008
Serena wins Family Circle Cup: 3rd Consecutive Title of 2008
Serena has defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to win her 1st Family Circle Cup title (31st overall). It has been six years since Serena won a clay court title. Today's win vaults Serena to #6 (up from #9). She has also exceeded the $19 million career earnings mark (#6 on all time women's list). What a wonderful start to the season: 3 consecutive finals, 3 consecutive titles, wins over 4 of the Top 5 players in the world and a stellar 19-1 record. With this win Serena becomes just the third active player to win three or more clay court events at the Tier I level or higher, having won Rome and Roland Garros in 2002 (ahead of her in that stat are Henin with nine and Amelie Mauresmo with four)." Congratulations Serena!!