Serena Williams Wins the U.S. Open

See how Serena Williams became one of the all-time greats in women’s golf and what a triumph she had in becoming the first female winner of the U.S. Open.

The day after the U.S. Open title, Serena Williams is walking through the post-Olympic party where she has a chance to celebrate with some of her U.S. Open championship teammates.

She is beaming as she speaks with a wide smile on her face. If anyone could be considered the greatest on the PGA Tour at any given time, it is she.

“I really didn’t expect it to happen,” Williams said. “I mean, I really don’t know why. We always knew there would be a time where this would happen. I didn’t even think about it. I’ve had so many crazy things happen in my life, I just didn’t really think this would happen. I thought it would at least be close. That’s why I was surprised.”

You could make a strong case that Williams’ run is the greatest run any player in golf has ever had.

There is no denying that she is the best player in women’s golf. The U.S. Open was the end for her 2012 season, the first major title opportunity of her career, and she was determined to go out with style and grace.

Even though she came nowhere close to taking another major on the first try, Williams made a valiant run. Her final-round 66 made Williams the first female to win the U.S. Open from start to finish from the 18th green.

It was the eighth major final round ever played, the first time an African American women’s major winner has done it and the second time the U.S. Open has been won by a woman who plays with a baby on her back.

“I had a moment on Monday night where I was like, ‘OK, I accomplished something,’ ” Williams said. “But then I just decided that was it. I needed to be out of the way, I needed to walk away and make sure the other players did the same. It was a moment of clarity. I was like, ‘I accomplished something. I don’t want to be in the way.’ I needed to be out of the way. And as soon as I realized that, it was OK.

“The whole team, we have a lot of

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