Williams back in winners’ circle with ASB Classic triumph

Serena Williams ended a three-year drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the singles final at the ASB Classic.

Williams hadn’t won a title since the Australian Open singles tournament in 2017, and she hadn’t won one since she became a mother.

The 23-time major winner donated her $43,000 winner’s check to the fundraising appeal for victims of Australian wildfires, joining many other tennis stars — including Ashleigh Barty, Nick Kyrgios, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova.

“It feels good. It’s been a long time,” Williams said. “I think you can see the relief on my face.
“I played an incredible opponent today in Jessica, and honestly, it was a great match, and I couldn’t have played anyone better in the final.”

Written by Peter Rowe for Grandslamtennis.online. To read more visit grandslamtennis.online

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