Serena Williams Collects 3rd Straight US Open Title, $4 Million
by Staff | September 7th, 2014, 7:53 pm
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Facing a year without a Grand Slam title to her name, world No. 1 Serena Williams stepped up her game on Sunday to claim a third consecutive US Open title and the 18th Slam crown of her career, defeating former No. 1 and friend Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3.


The first set featured five straight breaks of serve until both players righted their respective ships. In the second set Williams claimed an early break and held the initiative until breaking again in the final game for the title.

“[Wozniacki] knows the struggles I’ve been through — we text almost every day,” Williams said on court after the match. “Caroline I know you’re going to win one very soon, maybe even in Australia, so I’ve got to go home and get ready for you there.”

Williams matched Chris Evert as the only players to three-peat at the US Open. She lost prior to the quarterfinals at the Australian, French and Wimbledon.

“It’s a pleasure for me to win No. 18 here,” she said. “I couldn’t ask to do it at a better place.”

Williams finished with a +6 for the match in winners to unforced errors, while Wozniacki was at -11. Williams collected $3 million with the win, and an extra $1 million as the champion of the US Open Series.

“First of all, congratulations to Serena, you really deserved it today,” Wozniacki said on court. “You’re an unbelievable champion and an inspiration to me on and off the court.”


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10 Comments for Serena Williams Collects 3rd Straight US Open Title, $4 Million

Humble Rafa Says:

Are you missing Humble yet? Over the past 24 hours, my mail box is full with fans complaining about the loss of “order”.

Humble fully intends to rectify this “law and order problem” in tennis.

It is sad to see my underlings fail so miserably while I am recuperating from injury.


Michael Says:

Congrats to Serena as well as Wozniacki. For Serena who has clocked her Major No.18, this is one of the emotional moment where all her trials and tribulations have come to a nought in front of her true grit, perseverance and determination. She was almost on her death bed and to make such a come back after such a serious ailment is extraordinary and remarkable and one of the wonders of this sport. Now coming to poor Wozniacki who has made another final at the US Open, well there is always another tournament to play and that is how our mindset should be tuned if we are survive in this competitive sport.


skeezer Says:

Now Humble Rafa has to worry about another GS number. 18? From a member of the WTA nonetheless.
Soooo much pressure, so little time.


skeezer Says:

Congrats to Serena. The Woman Warrior Elite.
18.


Okiegal Says:

I went to church while Serena was playing so I recorded it. Just got through watching it……wow, just wow……She looked like a beast today and 33……who says that’s old?? …..and #18 to boot plus 4 mil…..


Steve 27 Says:

Can she reach 20? Perhaps, but Steffi 22 gs titles are out of her reach I think.
Anyway, kudos to Serena for another incredible archievment. If she win the Masters, she has to be best female of the year again.
3 in a row? Can she equal Chris Evert to make 4 in a row at the Open next year?. She is vulnerable on clay and grass now, but on hards and especially at her country, she is practically unbeatable. I would like see a Serena Genie final next year in Flushing Meadows.
18 is just a number, so 19 is next.
Again, well done Serena!


Margot Says:

Wow! As u yanks say, she is “awesome.”


FedExpress Says:

Reading some crap on the internet that serena passed fed. yes, she won 4 GS since 2012 and fed none. so what? does it make her a better player than him? And if so, is she also better than nole and rafa who have 7/14 GS?


Giles Says:

Congratulations to Serena Queen of the Court. Amazing player. #18 Wow just wow.
As for the other #18 that will have to go on the back burner !!
Hehe!!


RZ Says:

Amazing by Serena. I think she’s back on track and will win 2 more slams next year. Kudos to Caro for a wonderful 2 weeks and hopefully she will be back at the later rounds in more big tournaments.

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