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Serena Williams Wins Third U.S. Open in Row, 18th Grand Slam Title

Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourth-most in history.

Williams holds aloft her trophy. (Image source: YouTube)

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.

Williams holds aloft her trophy. (Image source: YouTube) Williams holds aloft her trophy. (Image source: YouTube)

Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourth-most in history. Williams also matched Evert's total of six championships at the U.S. Open and became the first woman to win three in a row since Evert's four-title run from 1975-78.

Williams earned a $4 million winner's check, a record in tennis — $3 million for the title, plus a $1 million bonus for having had the best results during the North American summer hard-court circuit.

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