Serena Williams hopes to continue winning run after Stanford title

World number one Serena Williams is hoping to carry her current form into the US Open later this month

Serena Williams has set her sights on continuing her winning form in Montreal after world number one won her third Stanford title.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who hasn’t won a Major this year, secured a 7-6 (1) 6-3 victory over German opponent Angelique Kerber on Sunday.

It would definitely be great [to win US Open], but right now I’m just focused on the next tournament, which right now is in Toronto

Serena Williams

Williams, who beat in-form Ana Ivanovic en route to the Bank Of The West Classic title, is hoping to maintain her current standards after a disappointing 2014 so far.

“When I was down 5-1, I was just thinking I had to take it one point at a time,” Williams said.

“I knew I just had to relax and not be so crazy. Up until that point I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do, and what I had been doing in practice, so I knew I just had to start doing the right things going forward.

“I feel like I’m on the right track again. I feel like I can play even better – I wasn’t serving my best, and I wasn’t making as many winners off the return as I wanted to, but I think I’m getting there.”

Williams added that winning her home Grand Slam – US Open – would help atone for her disappointing performances at Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

“It would definitely make it better, but it wouldn’t make it go away,” Williams added.

“It would definitely be great, but right now I’m just focused on the next tournament, which right now is in Toronto,” Williams continued before adding, “I mean Montreal! I definitely won’t go to Toronto, I won’t win a match there!”

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