Sunday, May 16, 2010

Rezai Upsets Venus to Take Madrid Title

With her assertive style of play and strong will, Aravane Rezai defeated Venus Williams 6-2, 7-5 to win the Madrid Open, her 3rd career WTA title. Following this week's performance, Venus will rise to number 2 in the rankings, but on Sunday she most definitely did not play like it, squandering a 2 break lead and 6 set points in the 2nd set before allowing Rezai to regain composure and real off 5 consecutive games.

It’s been the best week of my career,” said Rezai, who defeated Jelena Jankovic and Justine Henin en route to the finals. “I played very well and I’m very proud of myself because it was a very tough tournament and there were a lot of players here—everyone was here—so I just believed in myself.”

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