Serena ends three-year drought as Williams celebrates titles across four decades
Jan 14 2020
Williams broke on Pegula's next service game and stayed in front until the end of the set to take the title and end a sequence of five defeats in finals since her 2017 win in Melbourne. Serena Williams has simply gained her very first singles title since welcoming her daughter, Olympia three years in the past so it should have been a very particular one!
"It's quite satisfying to get a victory in the final", Williams said.
Williams had struggled for consistency earlier in the week, but sent an ominous message to the Australian Open field when she demolished the promising American teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-1, 6-1 in their semi-final and then beat an impressive Pegula on Sunday.
With that win out of the way, Williams will set her sights on the 2020 Australian Open.
The length of time Serena Williams held her arms aloft after clinching her first WTA title in nearly three years spoke volumes on Sunday as the American prepares for the latest tilt at a 24th Grand Slam title in Melbourne next week.