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American Serena Williams won the US Open Tennis Championships. This is the official site of US Open. In the final match of the tournament, which took place in New York on Monday, September 8, she beat the Danish Carolina Wozniacki.
To win the first racket of the world two sets were enough. The match lasted 1 hour 15 minutes and ended with a score of 6: 3, 6: 3. During the awarding ceremony, tennis players Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert came to the court, they gave Williams a gold bracelet from Tiffani engraved with the number 18, reports Agence France-Presse.
It was an incredible moment for me. The tournaments in which I took part in the summer helped me gain confidence in my abilities, ”the athlete shared. Wozniacki, despite the defeat, was in a good mood. Williams was undoubtedly the best today, she said.
The total prize pool of the tournament is 38 million dollars.
Williams became the winner of the US Open for the third time in a row and the sixth in her career - before that she had won the US Open in 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012 and 2013. In total, the 32-year-old athlete has 18 victories in the Grand Slam singles tournament. Thus, she repeated the achievement of Martina Navratilova. Now, by the number of tournaments won in this series, Williams is behind only the German Steffi Graf (22 victories) and the Australian Margaret Court (24 victories).