CHARLESTON, S.C. – Serena Williams rallied past Jelena Jankovic 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 to win her 15th straight match and second consecutive title at the Family Circle Cup.
It was the second straight tournament where the top-ranked Williams dropped the opening set in the final before digging in for victory. A week ago, she lost 6-4 to Maria Sharapova and then won 12 of the next 15 games to win the Sony Open.
This time, Williams had her serve broken twice and lost her first set of the match. Things turned at the start of the second set with a testy exchange between the competitors as Williams complained about Jankovic serving before she was ready. Williams used the dispute to fire up her game, winning six straight games and 12 of the final 14.