Serena Williams won the United States open on Sunday winning the women's final against Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets in Queens to defend her title and earn her 18th career major tying two prominent players in the process and that was the first Grand Slam win for Williams this year and third consecutive US Open title.
Williams was strong for most of the day and while she won in straight sets, the tennis was not always pretty, but the American got it done and won her third straight title. Williams tied Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 Grand Slam singles titles and she won 6-3, 6-3 over Wozniacki in straight sets and it took just over an hour to get it done.
Williams won a nice chunk of money, as she also was the best during the US Open series, winning $4 million total with the $3 million from the title and her bonus. Williams has had a tough year and this was the first final that she made at a grand slam this season. Williams won over her good friend Carolina Wozniacki and she ended up with an advantage of 29 to four in winners.
"It is a pleasure for me to win my first Grand Slam here and then this No. 18," Williams said, her voice choking. "So I'm really emotional. I couldn't ask to do it at a better place."