Venus Williams closed the book on the 2008 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tennis season by winning the season-ending Championships title on Sunday.
The 2008 Wimbledon champion defeated Vera Zvonareva in the final match of the year in Doha, Qatar.
Williams won her first Sony Ericsson Championships title in three sets 6-7(5), 6-0, 6-2. She is the first American to win the title since her sister Serena took the title in 2001.
“It’s a fantastic feeling to end the season this way,” Williams said after winning her 39th career Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title and third of 2008, having previously won Wimbledon and Zurich.