Serena Williams Wins First Title Since Having Daughter, Titles Now Span Four Decades

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Serena Williams is the goat.

Williams has won her first title since giving birth to her daughter Olympia. She beat fellow American Jessica Pegula, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.

The last title Williams won was at the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant with her daughter.

“It feels good,” Williams said after winning according to AP. “It’s been a long time. I think you could see the relief on my face.

With this win, Williams has now won titles in the last four decades with her first being 1999.

According to AP, Williams donated her $43,000 winner’s check to the fundraising appeal for victims of Australian wildfires.

She joined many other tennis stars, such as Ash Barty, Nick Kygrios, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, who have pledged money to the already months-long fire emergency there.

Congratulations Serena Williams!

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