While Stanford champ Serena Williams shifts her focus to the London Olympics, runner-up Coco Vandeweghe is poised to continue her breakthrough season at this week’s WTA Carlsbad event.
Williams, who earlier this month won her fifth Wimbledon crown, beat the 20-year-old Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for her second straight WTA Tour title at the Stanford tournament.
The world number four is not in competition this week after winning Stanford and will soon head to Britain for the Summer Games.
“(A gold medal) would mean a lot to me, but I can’t put all my hopes and dreams on just that,” said the 30-year-old Williams, who has twice lifted Olympic doubles gold with her elder sister Venus. “But it would mean a lot and I’d like to try to get one,” said the holder of four 2012 titles.