Venus Williams secured title no. three of 2015 for her as she got better of the Czech player Karolina Pliskova the other day in Zhuhai to clinch Elite Trophy.
Venus was given the top seed and she did full justice to it by being very consistent during the course of the tournament, winning all her games fairly easily and almost cruising to the title.
That marked the comeback of Venus in top ten. She had been out of it for the last few years, the reason being her form and fitness, but, a decent season, this one, has helped her make a high jump in the rankings.
Speaking in the trophy giving ceremony, Venus said, “I have spent almost two months in Asia and it has really felt good. The people have been so welcoming. All the places I have gone, I have received great reception and I want to thank everyone for that.”
“As far as the games are concerned, there has been houseful attendance. The contribution of the fans in making this tournament a success is enormous. They have come and cheered for the players in big numbers. I can’t remember the seats being empty in any of the games.”
“I have personally enjoyed a lot playing here and I would love to come back in future.”
Venus was at the 11th position coming into this tournament. She needed to put up a decent show over here in China to make sure she broke into top 10 and that’s what she exactly did.
Being the first seed and probably the most experienced player around, she was the favourite yes, but, to deliver to the expectations is not always easy. The American legend, however, remained unflappable and finished the job in style.