Serena Williams rallies past Jankovic at Family Circle


CHARLESTON, S.C. — Serena Williams rallied past Jelena Jankovic 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 on Sunday 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 winning. A week ago, she lost 6-4 to Maria Sharapova and then took 12 of the next 15 games to win the Sony Open.

Williams was broken twice in the first set. Things turned at the start of the second 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 play, winning 12 of the final 14.


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