Stanford Gallery: Photos From The Finals
Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko all lifted trophies at the Bank of the West Classic.
Published August 01, 2011 12:00
Marion Bartoli signed the flag of one of her loyal French fans on her way to Sunday's final.
Marion Bartoli and Serena Williams took center court for the Bank of the West Classic final.
Marion Bartoli built a 4-2 first set lead in the final and served for the set leading 5-4...
Serena Williams was too tough, winning eight games in a row to go up 75 50. She won, 75 61.
Marion Bartoli and Serena Williams met at the net after Williams won the Premier-level title.
Serena Williams' 38th WTA title was her first since a well-documented year-long lay-off.
Serena Williams had lost to Marion Bartoli in the fourth round of Wimbledon one month ago.
Maria Kirilenko and Victoria Azarenka played Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond for the doubles.
Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko won their third WTA title together, all Premiers.
Their previous two titles came at Cincinnati last year and at Madrid earlier this year.