Serena Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the United States Open final on Sunday, 6-3, 6-3. It is her 18th Grand Slam singles title.
Reports the New York Times:
The top-ranked Williams, who had not advanced past the fourth round of a Grand Slam event his year, won the U.S. Open for the third year in a row and the sixth time over all. With her 18th major championship, she tied Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the career list.
Williams, who at 32 is the oldest woman to win this tournament in the Open era, emerged from a women’s draw decimated by upsets. She was the only player among the top nine seeds to reach the quarterfinals, and Wozniacki, the 10th seed, was the highest seed Williams faced.
If you haven’t been doing so already, Serena Williams should now always be in the discussion when it comes to the greatest of all time female, and male, tennis players.
Check out some photos from the match in the following pages.
Photo: AP Photos