Tennis: Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open Title

Updated: September 7, 2014
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In my generation, there has been a plethora of dominant athletes, but one athlete from my generation who hasn’t received as much credit as they should is Serena Williams. Early Sunday afternoon, Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki to capture her third consecutive U.S. Open title and once again in dominant fashion, winning in two sets 6-3, 6-3.

With this victory, Williams now has the fourth most majors in history tied with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles. She also became the first woman to win three majors in a row since Evert’s four-title run from 1975-78. She has now won the U.S. Open an astonishing six times in her career.

Needless to say, Williams has never been more dominant than she is now and she is 32. Throughout the tournament at Flushing Meadows, she never lost more than three games in a set. Prior to the U.S. Open, she did seemingly struggle and received scrutiny, especially after her second round exit at the French Open.

Williams does turn 33 in a few weeks on Sept. 26, and it is phenomenal to see her on top of her game at an age where most tennis player’s talents begin to diminish. I believe when it is all said and done, she will wind up being the greatest female tennis player that has ever lived if not one of the best ever. Seeing how dominant she has been as of late– exactly what is stopping her?

I would like to see her continue this streak of pure dominance. It is because of tennis players like her that keeps tennis relevant. She is the best tennis player in the world right now men’s and women’s. Even Roger Federer, who has the most major singles titles in men’s history still has 17. The most major singles titles record is currently held by Margaret Smith Court, with 24 and I don’t see how Williams can’t catch up to that. We are all witnessing history in the making here and I look forward to seeing the rest of her career as she chases greatness.


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