Williams Wins 18th Grand Slam title

Serena Williams has won the 18th Grand Slam title after beating Caroline Wozniacki.

The American won her sixth US Open and 18th Grand Slam title, with 6-3 6-3 at Flushing Meadows in New York.

The victory moves her to joint-fourth in the all-time list of major winners, alongside Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.

Williams, has now won three successive titles at the US Open, the scene of her first Grand Slam triumph 15 years ago.

Williams who also collected US$4m in prize money along with a trophy said: “It was a really wonderful feeling.

“I couldn’t have finished things in a better way. It is a pleasure for me to win here, I am really emotional. I couldn’t ask to do it at a better place.”

However, Wozniacki congratulated Serena adding that “she really deserved it today and played better than me. She is an inspiration to me on and off the court and an unbelievable friend.”

 

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