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Serena Williams is at another level

Updated: December 31, 2012, 3:46 PM ET
By Peter Bodo

The last page of the calendar hasn't even flipped. Can that really be Serena Williams out there, ready to ring in a new and even more prosperous year and looking like a 19-year old who's never been close enough to a Grand Slam singles trophy to actually touch it?

Warning has been served: In Brisbane, Williams opened her 2013 campaign by pounding on her fellow American (via Uzbekistan), Varvara Lepchenko. A hefty lefty, No. 21 Lepchenko had five break points in the first game of the ...

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