The most successful tennis player of the Open era is Serena Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles.


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The 1999 US Open Final: First Victory

In her just second Grand Slam tournament, Serena Williams defeated No. 1 Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-6.

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 2001 US Open Final: Sisters Rivalry

The Sister Rivalry begins in 2001. However, in this final Venus beat Serena 6–2, 6–4.


2002 US Open Final:  Met Again

A lot had changed this year. Venus Williams, who had been the two-time defending champion, lost to Serena Williams in a set of 6–4, 6–3.

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2008 US Open Final: Title Regained

After a long gap of six years, Williams again reached the US Open final. Serena won the 2008 US Open women's singles title by defeating Jelena Jankovic: 6–4, 7–5.

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2014 US Open Finals: Back to Back Slams

In 2014, Williams won her 3rd consecutive US Open title by defeating Caroline Wozniacki in a straight set of 6-3, 6-3.