News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Mon. Sept. 8, 2014: The world’s fastest man, Jamaican-born Usain St. Leo Bolt was on hand at the U.S. Open women’s finals Sunday and took time out to meet and congratulate the returning champion, Serena Williams.
Bolt posted the photo of the two on his Facebook page which led to many fans commenting on how perfect they would be together as a couple. Williams, who has struggled all year, managed to work her way to the final and defend her 2013 title Sunday against No. 10 seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, 6-3, 6-3 win to add an 18th Grand Slam title to her storied career.
In front of a packed house in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the American showed why she is one of the greatest players of all time.
Attacking Wozniacki’s second serves with authority and playing the first-strike tennis she’s known for, Williams put in one of her best performances of the season to defeat her good friend and win the US Open for a third consecutive year
“It was such a wonderful feeling,” Williams said after the win. “It is a pleasure for me to win my first Grand Slam at the US Open and now win No. 18 here. It’s so emotional for me. I couldn’t ask to do it in a better place.”
With the win, Williams can now pen her name into a couple of different categories in the history books. Her three-peat is the first to happen at the US Open since Chris Evert won four straight from 1975-78 and she’s the first to achieve the feat at any Grand Slam since Justine Henin won three Roland Garros titles from 2005-07.