Congratulations are in order for Venus Ebony Starr Williams for earning her 44th WTA title! I watched the match online and she looked focused, sharp and fast against an inspired Monica Nicelescu, ranked 70 from Romania. Venus has played through the autoimmune disease which has wreaked havoc with her ability to play tennis in recent years. Glad to see that in addition to her success in doubles at the Olympics and Wimbledon that she was able to add some singles hardware in 2012.
Venus Williams wins first title in 2.5 years!