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Serena Williams joins 200 club

Serena Williams joins 200 club

Posted by Liliana Castaño on August 04, 2014

After the highs of 2013, it hasn't been a great year for Serena Williams.

However, the American tennis star says she is "on the right track" after getting back to winning ways at Stanford on Sunday.

She won the Bank of the West Classic tournament for the third time, fighting back from a horror start to defeat German world No. 7 Angelique Kerber 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 in the final in California.

It not only gave Williams a WTA Tour-leading fourth title this season, but helped her become just the fifth player to be ranked No. 1 for 200 weeks or more since the women's standings began in 1975.

Having failed to make it past the first week at Wimbledon and the French Open, and losing in the last 16 at the season's opening grand slam in Melbourne, the 32-year-old is now seeking to resurrect her season by retaining her U.S. Open title next month.

"It would definitely make it better, but it wouldn't make it go away," she said when asked if success in New York would make up for her disappointing year so far.

"I feel like I'm on the right track again. I feel like I can play even better -- I wasn't serving my best, and I wasn't making as many winners off the return as I wanted to, but I think I'm getting there."

Stanford was her first tournament since a bizarre performance during a doubles match at Wimbledon, which she later explained as being due to a viral illness.

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