‘Just Serena’: Williams’ upset win at US Open keeps the legend advancing in final days of her storied career
Serena Williams played her final match at the U.S. Open on Friday, and it didn’t make her any less emotional.
The 32-year-old superstar has now reached a career milestone of winning her last four major singles titles. Williams’ run to the top of the sport began in 2000 at the Australian Open and took her to seven finals at Grand Slam tournaments and a record-breaking 12 major titles.
At her final tournament of the year, Williams ended her run with the second-seeded Williams.
Williams has always been one of the biggest winners in tennis, winning two Grand Slam singles titles. She’s won the biggest title of her career at the Australian Open in 2000, beating Amélie Mauresmo and Steffi Graf to claim the final major of her career. She has also won two Major titles in Melbourne two years later.
She has also captured two Davis Cup titles in Melbourne, a Major title at Montreal in 2010 and a Major title at the French Open in 2017.
Her last two Major finals: At Roland Garros in 2010 and Wimbledon in 2014, she beat Serena Williams and Justine Henin respectively in the finals.
At the U.S. Open, she was up against Angelique Kerber in the final. Williams’ run of dominance in U.S. Open singles finals has often been discussed. She’s won all eight finals since her first at the Australian Open in 2000. Her win streak has now lasted to eight on Friday at Flushing Meadows, where Williams was up against a Williams-Kerber semifinalist in Belinda Bencic.
In her final match at Flushing Meadows, Williams was up against Serena’s sister Venus in an epic three-setter. Venus was up the early 3-0 set before Williams stormed back and won it in a superlative final set to edge the Williams sister.
Williams’ final victory at this Grand Slam tournament. She won against