Beating hometown favorite Maria Riesch, American Lindsey Vonn won a women's World Cup slalom to extend her overall lead in the standings over the German. Vonn came from third in the first run to dominate the finals winning by nearly a second over Germany's Maria Riesch.

To win today was incredible, it was perfect, Vonn said. I still feel like I have a lot of energy left. I'm surprised I did well today because I only had one day of training since the last race in Zauchensee.

Vonn also won the opening slalom of the season in Levi, Finland, in November and now has 17 career World Cup wins.

Vonn's spectacular performance urged her to do more and better next Tuesdays World Championship at Val d'Isere, France. She said that she would be delighted with her first gold medal from world championships when the racing starts and she wants to make sure her form is good. I am really excited about Val d'Isere. At the last championships I had two silver medals. I hope to improve that this time, hopefully, I may be able to get one gold medal, it would be a great championship for me.

I feel like I have a lot of confidence going in to World Championships, Vonn added I'm looking forward to World Championships. It's a pretty tough schedule of nine days in a row. I think for me the main thing is to try and stay as fresh as I can and just keep riding every day.

Now, Vonn hopes to finish the weekend out strong before turning her focus to World Championships.