A year to remember: Serena’s Slam
Originally published on 24/12/15 00:00
It’s been another memorable season for Serena Williams who, like Novak Djokovic, came agonisingly close to a so-called calendar year Grand Slam.
After everything going so right on her way to majors in Melbourne, Paris and Wimbledon, however, some are still wondering how it all went so very very wrong against Roberta Vinci in the final four in New York.
Just two victories from what would have been a career-defining moment, the world No.1 looked edgy as she crashed out to Vinci and then promptly announced she was done for the year.
She finished her season with a 53-3 win-loss record and a 2015 prize money haul at just over $10.5 million.
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