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Serena Williams Wins First Title as a Mom in Auckland! | Donates Earnings to Australia Bushfire

January 13, 2020

Serena is back in the officially winners circle. After five finals in which she fell in straight
sets, Serena Williams has finally got the monkey off her back, claiming the 2020 ASB
Classic title beating Jessie Pegula 6-3 6-4. I have to admit I thought we we’d be in
for yet another finals flop, as she got broken in the very first game with sloppy play. After facing break points to go down 0-3,
Williams flipped the switch winning the next 6 of 7 games to take the first 6-3. After gaining grabbed an early break in the
second, Serena continued to turn up the level pulling off breath-taking shots to hold three
championship points at 5-3. She was unable to convert and was forced to
serve it out, doing so at love to take home her 73rd WTA Title, and first since giving
birth to her daughter Olympia. Serena’s road to the title featured defeats
of Giorgi, McHale, Sigemund, Anisimova, and Pegula. Speaking of the latter 25 year old Pegula
played incredibly well the entire tournament especially the final, but Serena was far too
for her on today. Here’s a clip of the champion addressing
the crowd and expressing her relief of the win. All in all I’m very impressed with Serena’s
play this week despite some early bumps in the road. Her serve on fire, her movement was much improved,
and her groundstrokes are extremely solid, and one would be a fool to bet against her
reaching her 5th straight final at the Australian open. Besides her on-court play, Serena also did
some wonderful things as she announced that she’d be donating her $43,000 in prize money
from this week to the Australian Bushfire Victims which is great. The win is extremely important for her as
now she’s gotten over the hump of not winning a final. Serena isn’t the only woman raising a title
today for Karolina Pliskova outlasted Madison Keys in three tight sets for her 3rd title
in Brisbane. Karolina is also someone I’ve been impressed
with so far this year most notably her comeback win over in-form Naomi Osaka. She is definitely one to look out for in Melbourne. Congratulations to these two ladies, especially
to Serena who now hold 4 titles in 4 different decades. What are your thoughts of Serena finally getting
over the hump. Do you think this will help her in major final? Leave your thoughts in the comment section
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  • Reply GS Tennis News Today January 12, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Will this win help Serena finally get over the hump and win #24?

  • Reply trur Cally January 12, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Serena will take everything this year

  • Reply Lady Wander January 12, 2020 at 9:31 am


  • Reply d campbell January 12, 2020 at 10:58 am

    I love you serena keep up the good work.

  • Reply Sakya Mohan January 12, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Congratulations Serena!

  • Reply vnessa06vf January 12, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Wow, she has a big heart giving money to the country where the newspaper printed the racist cartoon of her. Congratulations Serena.

  • Reply Bella Bauvil January 12, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Keep on shining my love!๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

  • Reply Happy Not High January 12, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Love ya serena

  • Reply Tyra LEWIS January 12, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    The GOAT is bacccccccccck

  • Reply Grace Turner January 12, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Nah you meant that about waiting 2 years and we are here for it!!!!!!

  • Reply lucille Phillip January 12, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Yes,Yes, thank God for her victory and many More .

  • Reply Judith Doyle January 12, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Congrats Serena…you look great……go get the big one

  • Reply Sharon Morgan January 12, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Yes queen it can only be up from here the last time you said you have some downs and downs , congrats!!!!

  • Reply Catherine Bush January 12, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Yes, this will help. She needed that feeling of finishing a tournament as a winner. It improved her play as well. She is in good condition and more importantly, her mental strength seems to be back on track. Congrats Serena ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Merle Slater January 12, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Congratulations dearest Serena. May God bless you and be your strength, I prayed you win many more. โš˜โค๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Darius Brock January 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    May 2020 be Serena's best year yet!!!

  • Reply PaulDA2000 January 13, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Not only did she donate the $43,000 prize money to Australia but she donated one of her tennis outfits for every match she won to be donated off to help Australia. And I would be pretty sure sheโ€™s donated personally to Australia without making it public. Itโ€™s really good that Serena and other players have made it public that they are donating to the cause and that the WTA made it public that they are donating to the cause because it might prompt other people to do so.

  • Reply bella teriini January 13, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Your simply the best
    Better than all the rest. Better than anyone I know.
    Bless you and your family. Kia ora.

  • Reply Ferleen Joseph January 13, 2020 at 2:15 am

    After all what they Spewed on her on AO tv but great she is better than them smh

  • Reply Mushman Peets January 13, 2020 at 3:50 am

    That was great but she didn't even thank her dad who was/is the one responsible for her being where she is today. Wat up wid dat yo?

  • Reply Jamdum22 January 13, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Go Serena

  • Reply Henry Henry January 13, 2020 at 4:17 am

    Serena will make it & the 24th Slam is in the offing!

  • Reply Sandra Rose January 13, 2020 at 5:18 am

    Love u Serena u are best iust Meghan

  • Reply SoBlessed January 13, 2020 at 6:16 am

    ~๐Ÿ’ž~CONGRATULATIONS Serena!~From One Williams To Another~๐Ÿ’ž~You're A Great Humanitarian~๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ™~God Bless Throughout The Year~๐Ÿ’ž

  • Reply Paolo DiGiorno January 13, 2020 at 7:07 am

    And she won without breaking one racquet or threatening a line judge!

  • Reply IW Nunn January 13, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Glad she donated the winnings. She's swimming in wealth

  • Reply D C January 13, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Ahhh shes lovely when shes winning, losing well we all know the monster she is

  • Reply IW Nunn January 13, 2020 at 9:11 am

    She's got to beat that wretched, sanctimonious Margaret court in slams

  • Reply Marilyn Harper January 13, 2020 at 10:05 am

    I am soooooo happy for your win!
    You are definitely the greatest female tennis player of all time.
    You have made history 1000 times
    over! May GOD continue to bless you and your family as you continue this fantastic journey!

  • Reply Darasimi Emman January 13, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Serena Williams has always been a philanthropist. Many of her donations are not made public.

  • Reply Darasimi Emman January 13, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Back to winning ways. Bravo Serena Williams!

  • Reply Lorraine Hutton January 13, 2020 at 11:08 am

    See, Serena starts a good trend. Thanks for your generous and kind offer to the people of Australia! A BIG CONGRATULATION on your winning – good luck in the future!!

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