Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Serena Wins Major No. 18 By Destroying Her Friend Wozniacki in U.S. Open Final
NEW YORK — To move up in the history books, Serena Williams had to put her friendship with Caroline Wozniacki aside while they dealt with the small matter of the U.S. Open championship.
Williams, 32, and Wozniacki, 24, have bonded in recent years and supported each during trying times, such as Wozniacki’s highly publicized breakup with golfer Rory McIlroy earlier this year and Serena’s bout with injuries in 2011.
Yet when it comes to tennis, Serena is all-business and she proved it yet again by ruthlessly dispatching Wozniacki, 6-3, 6-3, in 1 hour, 15 minutes to win her third straight U.S. Open title, her sixth overall and her 18th career major, tying her with legends Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth on the all-time list.
After Wozniacki sailed a backhand long on match point, Williams lay on her back behind the baseline and soon began crying in celebration.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.