Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Williams: I'm beatable

07 October 2013, 11:04

Beijing - World number one Serena Williams has denied there is a widening gulf between her and the other leading players after she claimed her tenth title of the year at the China Open on Sunday.

The power-hitting American has had another season of domination, being confirmed as the top ranked year-end player last month, when she also become the first women to win more than $9 million dollars in a season.

The top seed eased to her second title in Beijing with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Serbia's Jelena Jankovic.

But the 32-year-old said she was still being challenged by the other top-ranked women's players.

"Everyone is beatable I think at some point. I know I am," she said.

"Everyone is a threat, you know. I don't feel like I'm above anyone. I'm just playing and doing the best I can. That's all I can do.

"I'm just happy that I'm just working hard to be the best right now. Soon it will be someone else."

Williams is on a career total of 56 titles with 17 major wins.

She became only the fifth women to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously at the 2003 Australian Open, and has finished the year at number one previously in 2002 and 2009.

Williams joins Justine Henin and Martina Hingis as a three-time year-end number one, with only Steffi Graf (8), Martina Navratilova (7), Chris Evert (5) and Lindsay Davenport (4) ahead of her.

When she arrived in Beijing last week, Williams told reporters she was not the greatest ever women's player, but that she was "maybe top five."

Williams won all of the 12 sets she competed in on her way to her victory in Beijing.

However, she claims her route to the title was not a simple one.

"I'm definitely being challenged. I was down a couple set points in a couple matches. I was able to pull through with that. Got a little lucky," she said.

"Everyone definitely presents a challenge. Every time I step out the a court it's a challenge. I'm vulnerable to not winning. I go out there focused the best I can every time."



Mikel: I respect Conte's decisions

26 October 2016, 20:51

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Cyril Mike Odhiz
Kenyans furious on young lady aft...

A young Kenyan woman is the talk of town after she posted a photo with her elderly lover after a round of steamy sex, or so the photo suggested.  Read more...

Submitted by
Kiplangat langat
Uhuru could be a one term Presid...

Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta could be a one term President if he fails to increase allocations to the counties. Read more...

Submitted by
Mody Sammy
35 year old farmer a new milliona...

A 35 year old farmer from Mpeketoni Lamu county has become the latest millionaire in town as she became winner in the ongoing ‘Shinda Mamili na Story Ibambe’. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Leave your past relationship bagg...

Leave your past relationship baggage at the door when you start a new relationship. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Advice from a young married Kenya...

I was just going to get water in the office kitchen and thought a simple hi was fine until I ended up in an hour long conversation with someone. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Helping you find the type of man ...

To put it simply, you can’t go looking for fish in a meat market; you have to go to a fish market. Read more...