After a long 2013 season, the year-end WTA Championships in Istanbul proved once again that Serena Williams is the best female tennis player in the world.
The American swept through her competition in the round-robin stage before squeaking her way past Li Na in the finals, giving her an incredible 11 titles on the year. This is the second straight title for Williams at the year-end championships and her fourth overall.
Li had an impressive performance in the tournament as well, posting convincing wins over Victoria Azarenka, Sara Errani and Petra Kvitova to reach the finals.
There were plenty of exciting moments in this battle of the best female players in the world. Read along to view a daily recap of the entire event from beginning to end.