Serena simply the best in Miami
Serena Williams says it's exciting to have matched a WTA record after beating Maria Sharapova to claim the Sony Open title.
The 31-year-old became only the fourth player in the modern era to win the same event six times after she battled back from a set and a break down to defeat Sharapova 4-6 6-3 6-0.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion struggled with her serve for the first hour of the game but still had enough in the tank to record an 11th straight win over her Russian opponent, who hasn't beaten Williams since 2004.
The victory in Miami means Williams joins Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf on an illustrious list of players who have achieved the same feat of winning the same event six times.
Despite the record-breaking win, Williams admitted she had been less than impressed with her performance in the final on Saturday.
"I finally have some record," Williams said. "Like it's really cool. I can't seem to catch up with Margaret Court or Steffi or anything. I'm really happy to have something right now, so it's exciting.
"Maria played really the best I have seen her play, and I think she was moving unbelievable and she was hitting winners from everywhere. How did I end up winning when I actually wasn't on top of my game?"
The American superstar went on to say that she would be starting her preparations for the French Open shortly as she targets her second title at Roland Garros after victory in 2002.