It really has been a tremendous summer for Serena Williams. She won Wimbledon, gold in singles and doubles at the 2012 Summer Olympics and reached the finals at the US Open without dropping a set. She won the championship title in three sets against Victoria Azarenka. 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, although her serve wasn’t her best. she managed to get off 13 aces in the finals match.

“I think I competed really well. I know, I never stopped competing no matter what, and think sometimes you can just go out and compete, then you can continue to do well. It was such a great experience.”

Serena, as happy as she could be over her victory said, “Gosh, it really is amazing. I came in the summer knowing it was going to be a long summer, but I knew that I could do well if I just put my mind to it.” Serena could reach number one in the world after her victory over Azarenka.

“I knew that I could just be a good player and be a champion this summer. I never expected to win all these titles. The highlight has just been so amazing, so it’s just been fabulous.” In her match against Errani, Serena said her goal was not to get into any fights. “But then something happens,” she said with a shy look downward. “Then you know, I try to count to ten; hopefully I can make it.”

When there was a foot fault called on Serena, it appeared she might lose her poise. But she took a deep breath and kept her cool. “Yeah, this is the first year in a long time I haven’t lost my cool. No, I think everyone thought about last year. That’s never on my mind, because I was just focused. I was thinking okay which foot was it? So I could know not do it again.”