Serena Williams Defeats Caroline Wozniacki to win 2014 U.S. Open title.

Serena Williams Defeats Caroline Wozniacki to win 2014 U.S. Open title.



Serena Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 in the U.S. Open final to win her sixth U.S. Open title and the 18th Grand Slam tournament of her career.

This win put her in second position on the list of most major titles in the Open Era along with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, and behind Steffi Graf’s record of 22 titles. Williams said: “I just could never have imagined that I would be mentioned with Chris Evert or with Martina Navratilova, because I was just a kid with a dream and a racket.”

Serena Williams had not advanced past the fourth round in any Grand Slam tournament this year.  “I have been trying to reach it for so long, since last year, well, since the beginning of the year,” said Williams, who received an 18-karat gold bracelet from Evert and Navratilova after the match. “I didn’t really think I would get there. I just felt so good,” she added.

Danish player Wozniacki was playing in just her 2nd Slam final in five years. Overpowered and outclassed from the start by Williams, she was broken in her first three service games. She reacted by breaking back twice before Williams was able to win the first set. The second set was pretty much the same. Wozniacki said: “Well, when she’s on her game it’s not fun to play her,” Wozniacki said. “She’s so strong. She has a good serve and she puts pressure on you straightaway. Today I went out there and I was a little nervous. I had a game plan in mind, but it was kind of difficult at the start. I tried to push her back, but that really didn’t work for me. She really just stepped in and she was playing aggressive.”​

The Moroccan Times.