of Russia will be looking to end the year in fine form just as she showed that she is capable of, the Russian reached the 4th round of the French Open in Paris but lost in 3 tight sets to the world number 1 and former champion Serena Williams.
Serena then lost in 3 sets in the quarter finals to the Australian Samantha Stosur who went on to reach her maiden Grand Slam final.
Serena had already won her 5th Australian Open title earlier in the year when she beat Justine Henin in the final in 3 tight sets.
The American also won a 4th Wimbledon title this summer and she has teamed up with her older sister Venus to win both the Australian and French Open doubles titles and they are now ranked number 1 in the world in doubles.
Kim Clijsters of Belgium however won the US Open for the 3rd time in her career.