Yesterday, Serena Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 to become U.S. Open champion for the 3rd consecutive time. She has won 18 Singles Grand Slams in total.
Serena has maintained her position as the Number 1 female tennis player in the world, a position she has held 6 times over the last decade. With her 18th grand slam win she tied for 4th all-time Grand Slams wins. And she’s not even done yet! Serena has won every major Grand Slam at least twice. Yesterday made her 6th time winning the U.S. Open.
Serena has been dominating all summer, not even so much as dropping a set. She has won 18 of her last 19 matches. She is the oldest woman to be ranked No. 1. She has 4 Gold medals, 1 in singles. She has been a professional tennis player since 1995 and she is only 32 years old. She has been proclaimed the greatest female tennis player to ever do it.
She won 3 million dollars for winning the tournament, plus an additional 1 million for winning the bonus US Open challenge, bringing her total to $4 million for the day, which is the highest payout in tennis history. And to do so at Arthur Ashe Stadium is just so meaningful.
It is little denying that Serena is one of the great athletes of the last decade. An icon. A legend. An indisputable champion. We love you Serena! We are so proud. Can’t wait for you to move into the most awarded tennis player in history.