Serena Williams has won her first title in three years, with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Jessica Pegula at the Auckland Classic.

Williams, 38, last title came at the Australian Open in 2017, her 23rd Grand Slam and 73rd WTA title overall.


The American in her fourth decade on the WTA Tour, lost the Wimbledon and US Open finals in 2018 and 2019 and retired from the 2019 Rogers Cup final.


She was eight weeks pregnant when she won her last Major title, and celebrated this weekend’s triumph with her Daughter, Olympia.


According to BBC Sport, She said after the victory that she would donate the prize money in Auckland and her and a dress she had worn to the Australian bush fire appeal.


Williams will be bidding for her 24th Grand Slam singles title later this month at the Australian Open.


The Major serves off on January 20, and should she win, it will equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slams singles titles.


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