After defending her Dubai Tennis Championships trophy last week, Venus Williams switched surfaces, to the red clay of Acapulco, and defended that title too, defeating Bolona Hercoq in the final of the Mexican Open 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 for her 43rd WTA title, the most by an active player on tour.
“It’s too bad Mexican fans can’t follow me around the world and give me that support,” Williams said of the fan support she continually receives in Acapulco. “I’m going to miss it.”
In 2009, tennis returned to Madison Square Garden, as the Billie Jean King Cup debuted. Due to the success last year, the event returned in 2010, with Venus, Kim Clijsters, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Ana Ivanovic.
After winning a 1 set, no-ad set over Kuznetsova, Williams won the exhibition over Kim Clijsters in the finals, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, a match she lost a year ago to younger sis Serena, who's spot in the event was given to Ivanovic after the world number 1 was forced to withdraw with a leg injury. V will leave NYC with an extra $400,000 in her spandex.