ASB Classic Tournament: Serena wins her first title after three years

Paola Ditto
Gennaio 14, 2020

The 38-year-old, who gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia in September 2017, lifted the trophy at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, after defeating fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4.

"I feel like I didn't get any free points", said Williams. "It's been a long time; you can see the relief on my face". "I played an incredible opponent today in Jessica, and honestly, it was a great match, and I couldn't have played anyone better in the final".

To celebrate, the mother-of-one had not only taken to Twitter to share two photos but the Women's Tennis Association also announced that Serena would donate her prize money to the Australian bushfire relief effort.

@serenawilliams on another big win. Not only has she ushered in up and coming class of Black tennis players, such as Naomi Osaka, Taylor Townsend, and Coco Gauff. "Our members in Virginia (Tennis) will never forget you!"

Williams was with Trump at the 2015 opening of the Trump Tennis Center.

Indeed, Serena has played it so strategically over the past few years that many have not even realised just how long it has been since she won a title.

In a video of Williams' winning moment, the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion can be seen thrusting her arms into the air in celebration following the heated match while the crowd cheered her on.

Other ranking climbers were Elena Rybakina (No. 30), Jennifer Brady (No. 49) and Pegula (No. 64).

Whether her choices garnered targeted and unnecessary controversy, from catsuits to tutus to her throwback beads, Ms. Williams has also established herself as a bonified fashion icon.

Williams eventually achieved a break of her own to level at 3-3, finding the power and precision that had deserted her until then.

Williams broke Pegula to love in the third game of the second set as she steadily began to dominate. Barty is looking to become the first Australian to win the Grand Slam since Christine O'Neil in 1976.

"Oh, it feels good!" said Williams, victor of 23 Grand Slam singles titles.

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