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Videos: Venus Gives Mom a House; Serena Builds on Her Sensational Year

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 /by

Venus Williams may have gifted her mother Oracene Price a house recently, but it's her younger sister who primarily continues to build the family name on the tennis court.

There's a reason our own Steve Tignor saw little to say about Serena Williams's decisive 6-2, 6-4, triumph today over Agnieszka Radwanska, a player who has never beaten her. Serena was just that good. Even in losing this entertaining point, she displayed her court speed and stubborn resolve. She never gives up—and that's something from which a few of her peers could stand to learn.

Here are the highlights at large from her defeat of the world's No. 4 player, who ranks all of one point behind the missing-in-action Maria Sharapova right now.

Suffice it to say that Serena's impregnable 75-4 record this season, her two Grand Slam singles titles, and her overall dominance when the match, the game, the point matters most makes for an embarrassment of riches and a season to be, at her end, treasured—and at every other player's end, coveted.

She gets fellow heat-seeker Petra Kvitova next to conclude the WTA Championships round-robin phase. Start popping your corn now, WTA fans. What's your call for that one? 

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