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SINGAPORE---After Serena Williams embarrassing
defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group
stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-
match news conference and said she was looking
forward to having a chance to avenge the loss.
She didn t have to wait long. The pair will face off
again today in the final of the season-ending cham-
pionships after winning their semifinals yesterday in
Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki in a thrilling
contest 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) to remain on course for a
third-straight title, while Halep swept aside Agnieszka
Radwanska 6-2, 6-2 to put herself in a position for
the biggest title of her career.
Halep beat Williams 6-0, 6-2 in the group stage,
inflicting the American s heaviest loss in 16 years,
and the 18-time Grand Slam winner joked about her
diminished expectations for the re-match.
"My goal is to win three games," Williams said.
"I m going to go from there. Hopefully I can hold
serve---that would be good. Most of all, I hope to
Halep has been the form player of the tournament,
dropping only 27 games across four matches against
top-eight-ranked opponents, and the Romanian was
justifiably confident entering Sunday s final.
"I have to believe in my chances against her," the
French Open finalist said. "I can think that I have
the game to beat her.
"I will be nervous because it s the final, but I can t
wait for tomorrow because my dream came true, so
I have to do everything I can to win."
The irony of Sunday s final is that Williams only
qualified for the semis because Halep lost in three
sets rather than two in her final group match against
Ana Ivanovic. Had the already-qualified Halep eased
off and lost in straight sets, Williams would have
been packing her bags.
The American s hopes of reaching the final looked
just as tenuous throughout Saturday s clash with
Wozniacki. The Danish player served for the match
at 5-4 in the third set, but Williams broke back and
prevailed in the tiebreaker on her third match point
after trailing 4-1.
It was a bittersweet win for Williams, who has
developed a close off-court friendship with Wozniacki.
The pair attended a Mariah Carey concert together
on the eve of their semifinal.
"It was the first match I didn t feel great---if you
take (sister) Venus out of the equation---where I wasn t
happy after I won," Williams said.
"I really wanted to cry because Caro is so nice.
We get along and we do so much together. She s like
my little baby sister, from a different mother, and
father, and different country."
Wozniacki reciprocated the affection, but being
on the wrong end of a 10-1 head-to-head record
meant she understandably wanted to see less of the
world No 1.
"I told Serena Can you just leave me alone? I love
you, but stay away from the other side of the court.
Quite frankly I m sick of losing to you," Wozniacki
Twice before this year Williams had to come back
from a set down to beat the Dane and she again
made a slow start, taking only three points off Woz-
niacki s serve in the opening set and the frustration
showed. After the seventh game, she repeatedly
smashed her racket into the court, bringing a warning
from the chair umpire.
"I don t know how many times I hit it but, boy,
that racket will never do me wrong again I tell you,"
Williams said. "It was definitely legendary. I kind of
lost my cool a little bit."
Wozniacki, who had a perfect 3-0 record in the
group stage, took the opening set in 26 minutes and
held serve to open the second.
"I really thought she was going to win because
she was playing so well," Williams said. "She had a
whole new strategy. I finally was able to kind of figure
it out in the second and then I just was able to play
"It clicked today. I thought Ha! I got you now. "
The momentum had shifted and, three games later,
Williams created her first break points of the match,
converting to take a grip on the set, which ended on
Wozniacki s double fault.
Serena gets chance to
avenge Halep defeat
of the US reacts
after winning a
match at the
WTA tennis finals
Wozniacki 2-6 6-3
7-6. AP PHOTO
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