The Russian tennis superstar, Maria Sharapova, has said that Serena Williams is the best female tennis player in the world at the moment and she deserved to be the no. 1 player in the world at the end of the season. Serena has played some fantastic tennis of late, but, she didn’t manage to finish the season as the no. 1 player in the world because of her poor performances in the earlier part of the season. The Belarusian player, Victoria Azarenka, has finished the season as the world no. 1.

Serena has recently won the WTA Championships which was the last event of the season. She played five matches in that tournament and won all of them. In the round rubber matches, she defeated Angelique Kerber, Li Na and the world no. 1 Victoria Azarenka. In the semi final match, she got better of Agnieszka Radanska and then, in the final, she defeated the Russian no. 1 Maria Sharapova.

Serena played a total of 61 matches in this season and she won 58 of them. Out of her last 32 matches, she lost only one. The 31 years old America won a total of five titles in this season including a couple of Grand Slams. Those two Grand slams were Wimbledon Championships and US Open. She also won the gold medal in the singles competition of London Olympics.

After being defeated by Serena in the final of the WTA Championships, Sharapova said, “Serena is the greatest player around at the moment. She is just superb. The way she has played in the last few months, I think she should have finished the season at the top of the WTA rankings. You look at her record in the last few months. She has been defeated in only one match since June. It’s really amazing.”