Shaky Serena Beats Jankovic For Title

Williams is 14-1 this year after her fifth Key Biscayne crown
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2008 10:13 PM CDT
Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, wipes her forehead in the game against Serena Williams during the finals match at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament today. Williams won 6-1, 5-7, 6-3.    (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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(Newser) – Serena Williams screamed at herself, broke her racket and then finally finished off Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 for her fifth title at the Sony Ericsson Open today. Williams survived some tense moments in the last set and an improbable comeback by Jankovic, who trailed 5-3 in the second set. Williams closed out the elusive victory on her eighth championship point with an overhead slam.

"I thought I had like 15 match points. I'm glad to know it wasn't," Williams said. "I got tight. I guess you can classify that as nervous." Williams won for the second year in a row and matched Steffi Graf's record of five women's titles at Key Biscayne. She's 14-1 this year, with her only loss to Jankovic in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.