Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open

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Serena Williams hugs the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)I hope you were paying attention as Serena Williams won her 18th Grand Slam title against Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday?s U.S. Open Ladies Singles Final.

Why? Because with that win, Serena Williams became simply the greatest American tennis player ever. Male or female. No asterisks.

?I never dreamed that I could be compared to Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova,? Williams said in her post-match press conference. ?I was just a kid with a dream and a racket living in Compton.?

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