By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Serena Williams continues to cement her status as one of the best tennis players of all time. Hours ago she nabbed her sixth Australian Open win.
Serena Williams has beaten Russia’s Maria Sharapova for her sixth Australian Open, clinching her 19th Grand Slam title.
Williams, 33, won the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5).
It was the tennis superstar’s first Australian Open in five years and she managed to win despite fighting a severe cold that The New York Times says “left her occasionally coughing between returns and serves in the final.”
In an emotional victory speech, Williams said she had overcome a lot in her 33 years. She’s now tied for third on a list of the most Grand Slam singles champions.
Serena now has 19 championships under her belt.
Congrats to Serena.
Check out her speech below:
Sharapova’s coach must’ve went into anaphylactic (sp) shock over that win. Especially seeing how Serena’s unattractive self shouldn’t be winning, according to him. *rolls eyes*
She’s such a baddie. I just love her.
So awesome. She really is the greatest.
Black girls rock.
I knew she was going to win again. Congrats Serena!
She’s a natural winner. She was born to win. Born to be a champion.