Serena Williams, World Number One, Beats Wozniacki to Win Sixth U.S. Open Title.
Winning her third U.S. Open championship title in a row on Sunday, pushing her total to six, and her 18th overall Grand Slam win, Williams joined two other legendary women’s tennis players American Chris Evert and Czech-American Martina Navratilova (pictured above) who both won 18 Grand Slams during their careers.
All three are now tied in fourth place for the most won Grand Slam singles of all time in women’s tennis. Australia’s Margaret Court sits at the top spot with 24 Grand Slam singles wins.
Williams, who won her first U.S. Open in 1999 at just 17, beat Danish player Caroline Wozniacki, 6-3, 6-3, with a score that looked similar to all her other games at the tournament.
Aside from the massive trophy, Williams left the court with prize money totaling $US4 million ($4.33 million), which includes a $US1 million bonus for winning the US Open summer series. Oh, and we can’t forget the 18 carat Tiffany’s bracelet Evert and Navratilova gifted Williams with for her accomplishment.
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