2012 Bank Of The West Classic: Serena Williams Goes Back-To Back

Serena Williams didn't waste any time in her turnaround from another major trophy. After earning yet another Wimbledon crown in London, Serena flew all the way to Palo Alto and defended her Bank of the West Classic title on the Stanford campus. It's her 43rd WTA title.

Serena didn't have an easy go of it against heavy underdog Coco Vandeweghe. Vandeweghe actually had an early lead in the first set at 5-3 and actually had a chance to serve for the set. Williams held though, Vandeweghe got broken on a double fault, and she'd lose the next three points en route to a 7-5 first set loss. From that point Williams was in control, winning the second set 6-3.

Williams now will turn around and head back across the Atlantic, as she'll be competing for the United States in the 2012 Olympics in London. The grounds she'll be competing on? Wimbledon once again. It's looking like this could shape up to be one heck of a month of football for one of the greatest female tennis players ever.

Williams will take home most of the $740,000 tournament purse.

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