Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): American tennis sensation Serena Williams broke down into tears as she became the oldest woman to hold the number one world ranking, following her victory over Czech player Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open quarterfinals in Doha.
The 31-year-old Williams, who had made a comeback to the sport after missing almost a year with injury and a life threatening pulmonary embolism in 2011, said that she became emotional as she never believed she could reach the top levels again in the game, CNN reports.
Williams first became World No.1 in at the age of 20 and will take top spot for the sixth time her career, the report added.
The tennis star will now face Maria Sharapova in the semifinal after the Russian defeated Australia's Sam Stosur 6-2 6-4. (ANI)