Serena Williams Seals Off Dominant Year With 11th Title

Beats Li Na to retain WTA Championship

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Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates her victory against Li Na of China after their WTA tennis championships final match in Istanbul, October 27, 2013.

Fighting her way back from a first set loss, Serena Williams’ clinched her second consecutive WTA Championship title in Istanbul Sunday to end the best year of her career.

The win made the top-ranked Williams the eighth female player ever to claim eleven trophies or more in a year, following a tally of only four defeats in 82 matches, BBC reports.

Chinese world number three Li Na put up a good fight in the final, but a series of unforced errors marked a power balance swaying over to the iron-willed American in the middle of the second set. Li was eventually beat 2-6 6-3 6-0.