'It feels good': Serena Williams ends 3-year title drought
Posted: 4:05 PM, Jan 12, 2020
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 12: Serena Williamas of USA and Jessica Pegula of USA receive a powiri ahead of playing in the final match against at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
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.
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