10/20 08:17 CDT Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener
Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener
AP Sports Writer
SINGAPORE (AP) --- Serena Williams won her opening match at the WTA Finals on
Monday, beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in the Red Group for her 16th consecutive
victory at the season-ending tournament.
Williams came into the finals after injuries forced her out of her previous two
outings and following Russian official Shamil Tarpischev's disparaging comments
about her and sister Venus.
The top-ranked American hit 12 aces against Ivanovic, improving her career
record against the Serb to 8-1.
Williams has not lost at the WTA Finals since 2011.