--Istanbul, Turkey on October 28, 2012
Serena Williams (No. 3, USA) defeated Maria Sharapova (No. 2, RUS), 6-4, 6-3, at the season-ending WTA Championships, winning it for the third time.
2012 was a stellar year for Serena. This year she also won Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and Olympic Gold.
Serena finishes No. 3 in the world.
Congrats to Serena, Maria, World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, and all the players on the WTA tour this year.
2012 was a fantastic year for women's tennis.
See you next year!