SERENA WILLIAMS has won her third consecutive US Open Championship and 18th Grand Slam Major title.
Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Flushing Meadows. A win against her good friend, which only lasted 75 minutes.
The powerful American, who was ranked and seeded No 1. got off to a poor start but after taking the first set, found her top form to dominate the second. When the final ended, Williams fell on her back behind the baseline, covering her hands with her face overcome with emotion.
Holding her third consecutive trophy triumphantly, Williams spoke “It is a pleasure for me to win my first Grand Slam here and then this No. 18,” she said, her voice choking, “So I’m really emotional. I couldn’t ask to do it at a better place.”
Williams won her first ever Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows in 1999, when she was only 17- years-old.
The victory moves her to joint-fourth in the all-time list of major winners, alongside Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. She has also matched Evert’s total of six championship wins at the U.S. Open.