Her Serena Highness

The younger of the brash Williams sisters is the first to take a major singles crown. What will Daddy say?

What am I doing here? Serena Williams asked herself in the middle of the championship tie breaker that would help her make history, allow her to fulfill her father's predictions and alter her relationship with her older sister. It was a moment of doubt. But being 17, she dismissed it quickly--just as swiftly as she recovered from the nervousness that tripped up two earlier chances to win the title outright in her match against Martina Hingis. Serena's prevailing ethos reasserted itself: she doesn't lose tie breakers. She hasn't lost one all year. The rule held. She won.

And so Serena Williams...

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