'It feels good': Serena Williams ends 3-year title drought

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jan 12, 2020

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 to win the singles final at the ASB Classic on Sunday.

Williams hadn't won a title since the Australian Open singles in January 2017 and not since she became a mother to daughter Olympia, who was court-side to see the victory.

It was Williams' 73rd win in 98 finals and her name is now added to a trophy won by sister Venus in 2015.

Williams donated her $43,000 prize money to the fundraising appeal for victims of Australia's wildfires.