Serena Williams Donates Prize Money From Her First Title Win In Three Years To Australian Fire Relief

The tournament, hosted in Auckland, New Zealand, was a big moment for Williams, who won in a tension-filled final match against fellow American Jessica Pegula. Over the course of her career, Williams has won 23 Grand Slam tournaments. Though Williams regularly made it to the final round in other competitions, her last title win was in January 2017 while she was still pregnant with her daughter, Alexis Olympia. “It feels good,” Williams said, reports CNN. “It’s been a long time. I’ve been waiting two years for this moment. I think you could see the relief on my face.” Shortly after her win, Williams’ daughter joined her on the court to celebrate.