Serena wins, Venus loses

Updated: October 27, 2009, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Serena Williams overcame Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the group stage of the WTA Sony Ericsson Championships on Tuesday, improving her chance of ending the year as No. 1.

Williams saved two set points in the tiebreak despite a sore right ankle and made the decisive break for a 6-5 lead in the second before serving out the match at love.

"I really wanted it for myself," Williams said. "I just let go and relaxed."

The win gives her a share of the lead in the ...

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