- Thirty-eight-year-old defeated fellow American Jessica Pegula, 25, on Sunday
- Williams captured ASB Classic title with 6-3, 6-4, victory in Auckland
- After her win, Williams posed with her three-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia
- Williams said she will donate $43,000 check to Australian wildfire relief
Serena Williams, arguably the greatest women’s tennis player of all time, won her first tournament title since giving birth – earning praise from President Trump on Sunday.
Williams broke a three-year title drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the singles final at the ASB Classic.
Williams, 38, hadn’t won a title since the Australian Open singles in January 2017, and not since she became a mother to her daughter Alexis Olympia, who was court-side to see the victory.
She celebrated her win alongside her husband, tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian.
American tennis legend Serena Williams, 38, holds daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian in one hand while gripping the ASB Classic trophy in the other on Sunday in Auckland, New Zealand
he 23-time major winner donated her $43,000 winner’s check to the fundraising appeal for victims of Australian wildfires, joining 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.
Donald Trump reacted to Williams’ victory on Sunday, tweeting: ‘Congratulations to Serena Williams on another big win.