Serena Williams: Tennis star wins Auckland Open with victory for first title in 3 years (video)

Serena Williams: Tennis star wins Auckland Open with victory for first title in 3 years (video)

- Serena Williams won Auckland Open in historical style with victory over fellow American Jessica Pegula

- The American tennis star entered the history book by becoming the 3rd oldest woman to win a WTA tournament

- The victory helped Serena win her 1st trophy as a mother since 2017 when she gave birth to her daughter Olympia

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American tennis superstar, Serena Williams, broke a three-year deadlock and won her first major trophy since becoming a mom on Saturday night, January 12, with a resounding victory over Jessica Pegula in New Zealand.

The mother of one, 38, proved critics wrong after winning the Auckland Open in historical style, beating her fellow American 6-3, 6-4.

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion had lost a handful of finals including the Wimbledon in 2018 and US Open final in 2018.

READ ALSO: Video of historic fighter jet Rawlings used to fly under Adomi Bridge pops up

Serena was also forced to retire from Rogers Cup final in 2019 after been hit by injury, but fought back with a final victory in 2020- her first since welcoming her daughter Olympia in 2017.

With the win, Serena moved into the history book, becoming the third-oldest woman to win a WTA tournament behind Billie Jean King (39) and Kimiko Date-Krumm (38).

Astonishingly, the American tennis champion became the first person to win singles titles in four different decades.

"It feels good. It's been a long time, I think you could see the relief on my face," said Williams after winning Auckland Classic over Pegula

"I have been playing for so long and been through so much and I'm happy to be doing something I love."

Serena also made an incredible gesture by announcing that she would donate her $43,000 Auckland prize money to Australian bushfire relief.

The tragic inferno was reported to have killed over one billion animals in Australia, plunging the wildlife world into mourning.

Meanwhile, had reported that Swedish hitman Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved once again that he is worth all the hype as he scored a goal in his second game since his return to Milan.

The Rossoneri recorded a fairly comfortable 2-0 win against Cagliari, with Zlatan helping his side secure his side’s first win in four games.

In other stories, previously reported that Ghana’s former head of state and the first president of the 4th Republic, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, made history and won the hearts of many when he reportedly soloed and flew a jet under the Adomi Bridge in 1979.

Prior to attaining that feat, Flt. Jerry John Rawlings graduated as the best cadet in flying and airmanship in 1969, winning the coveted ‘Speed Bird Trophy’ as the best cadet in flying the Su-7 ground attack supersonic jet aircraft for his year group.

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