Former world number one Serena Williams came back from a set down to beat her Belarusian opponent Anastasiya Yakimova in three sets to clinch the Fed Cup tie for the United States of America before her sister paired up with Liezel Huber in the doubles to round off a 5-0 whitewash of the depleted Belarusian team.
Serena won her match in the World Group II to help the United States of America to take another step towards their record 18th title with a score of 5-7, 6-1, and 6-1.
This was the first time that Serena took to the court after her disastrous Australian Open campaign and she looked extremely sharp throughout the competition, prompting many to conclude that the younger Williams was back to her best and will pose a serious threat to the young girls who are sitting on top of the WTA rankings at the moment and will push them all the way when the next Grand Slam sets in.
If she manages to hold her form for the next few WTA events where she is scheduled to participate in, Serena Williams would do her Olympic Games credentials a lot of good and the former Grand Slam winner might get another crack at the Singles event of the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games. Having won the Gold Medal in the Doubles in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games as well as the Beijing Olympic Games of 2008 with her sister Venus Williams, this year will probably provide her with her last shot at the Singles title to complete a Career Grand Slam.
But Serena Williams is not at all worried about the Olympic Games at the moment and all she wants to do now is get back to top physical condition so that she can compete with the best.