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Istanbul Gallery: Eyes On The Prize

Serena Williams had a day off from matches, but she still came out to the Sinan Erdem Dome for a very special ceremony. Meanwhile, six WTA stars were battling it out to join her in the semifinals.

Published October 25, 2013 12:00

The final wave of round robin matches took place on Friday, and Victoria Azarenka played Li Na first.
The final wave of round robin matches took place on Friday, and Victoria Azarenka played Li Na first.
Li had lost their last five meetings but came out strong this time, storming out to a 3-0 lead.
Li had lost their last five meetings but came out strong this time, storming out to a 3-0 lead.
Azarenka came back, closing to 3-2, but something happened mid-way through the first set on a serve...
Azarenka came back, closing to 3-2, but something happened mid-way through the first set on a serve...
Azarenka was later told that something locked in her back - and she wouldn't be the same again.
Azarenka was later told that something locked in her back - and she wouldn't be the same again.
The World No.2's pain was difficult to watch at times, but she stuck it out and finished the match.
The World No.2's pain was difficult to watch at times, but she stuck it out and finished the match.
Li would book her spot in the semifinals with a 62 61 win, but wished Azarenka a swift recovery.
Li would book her spot in the semifinals with a 62 61 win, but wished Azarenka a swift recovery.
The next match was the opposite of a blowout - Angelique Kerber won the first set in a tie-break.
The next match was the opposite of a blowout - Angelique Kerber won the first set in a tie-break.
Petra Kvitova went right to work though, surviving some tight moments early in the second set...
Petra Kvitova went right to work though, surviving some tight moments early in the second set...
And the No.1 lefty in the world would eventually get past the No.2 lefty in the world, 67(3) 62 63.
And the No.1 lefty in the world would eventually get past the No.2 lefty in the world, 67(3) 62 63.
Kerber definitely impressed everyone though - had she won the third set, she would have made the semis.
Kerber definitely impressed everyone though - had she won the third set, she would have made the semis.
Jelena Jankovic, who had already qualified for the semis, was upset by Sara Errani later on, 64 64.
Jelena Jankovic, who had already qualified for the semis, was upset by Sara Errani later on, 64 64.
Serena Williams, who already had her semifinal spot, came on site to accept her year-end No.1 trophy.
Serena Williams, who already had her semifinal spot, came on site to accept her year-end No.1 trophy.
  • The final wave of round robin matches took place on Friday, and Victoria Azarenka played Li Na first.
  • Li had lost their last five meetings but came out strong this time, storming out to a 3-0 lead.
  • Azarenka came back, closing to 3-2, but something happened mid-way through the first set on a serve...
  • Azarenka was later told that something locked in her back - and she wouldn't be the same again.
  • The World No.2's pain was difficult to watch at times, but she stuck it out and finished the match.
  • Li would book her spot in the semifinals with a 62 61 win, but wished Azarenka a swift recovery.
  • The next match was the opposite of a blowout - Angelique Kerber won the first set in a tie-break.
  • Petra Kvitova went right to work though, surviving some tight moments early in the second set...
  • And the No.1 lefty in the world would eventually get past the No.2 lefty in the world, 67(3) 62 63.
  • Kerber definitely impressed everyone though - had she won the third set, she would have made the semis.
  • Jelena Jankovic, who had already qualified for the semis, was upset by Sara Errani later on, 64 64.
  • Serena Williams, who already had her semifinal spot, came on site to accept her year-end No.1 trophy.
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