BY PESHEAN ZHANG
Serena Williams wins her 5th US Open Championship on Sunday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The #1 seed Serena beat #2 seed Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 in little over 2 hour and 45 minutes in match time. She holds the the most major singles, doubles and mixed double titles of any current active player, male or female.
With another championship under her belt, she now has 17 career Grand Slam titles. One title less than Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova 18 career Grand Slam titles, players Serena has hailed as “icons” of the game.
The victory also rewarded Williams with the biggest single payday in tennis history, $3.6 million, which includes a $1 million bonus.
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