It had been even longer since her last Open championship - six years. And though it was her ninth Grand Slam title, it was just her second since capturing the Australian Open in early 2005.
Williams beat Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 7-5 in the final and didn't drop a set the entire tournament. She figures many doubted that she'd ever climb back on top of the tennis world as her ranking plummeted all the way to No. 139.
"Oh, yeah," she said Monday. "I think a lot of people, probably everyone thought (that). I always felt that I can be No. 1 if I really put in the effort."
Source: China View
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