Believe it or not, Serena Williams has never won an International-level title! This week at the Collector Swedish Open she’s aiming to add that achievement to her perfect tennis biography, playing an event of that caliber only for the sixth time in her career, and for the first time since 2009, while she has won an impressive number of 52 titles (all Premiers, Grand Slams, etc.).
Today, at the packed stadium of the $235,000 Bastad tournament, Serena advanced to the second round by beating Sesil Karatancheva, who boasts a win over Serena’s sister Venus, 6-1 6-2. Serena is now 24-0 on clay, perfect this season. Anna Tatishvili of Georgia will be her next opponent. (photo: chascow)