Serena Williams won her third consecutive US Open title by brushing aside good friend Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-3 in the 2014 final. You know what, I can’t even count Serena’s titles any more, she doesn’t even need the stats, she’s by far the best in practically whichever department and that’s it.
Williams was the first one to take the lead, 2-0, and four more breaks later the top-seeded American was still one break up, 4-2. The first hold after five breaks was Serena’s, for 5-2, and even though in the following game she earned a set point, she took the set on her own serve in the ninth game. The winners count in the first set couldn’t be more lopsided: 15 to 1.
In the second set, Serena again started with a 2-0 lead, but this time no rebreaks took place. Actually, in the final game, Serena won the longest rally (26 shots) on Wozniacki’s serve and proceeded to win the big trophy on her first match point.
Serena’s fashion statement in the final: the black and white Nike Women’s Fall Serena Dress and leopard print wristbands. During the tournament the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion also wore the pink version, that I presented in my overview of US Open WTA clothing. (photo: Corey Silvia/usopen.org)