Following her victory in the ASB Classic Final in Auckland on Sunday, 23-time Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams, claimed her 73rd WTA title and first in three years after she defeated Jessica Pegula 6-3 6-4.
Speaking after the match, Williams said: “It was a good match.
“I don’t think I hit a tremendous amount of aces – she was getting all my serves back.
“My groundstrokes were probably the strongest thing in that match.
“It’s good for me to win matches where I’m not getting too many free points, so I have to rely on my groundstrokes.”
She added: “You have to be your biggest cheerleader, especially if you’re feeling you’re not doing everything right – or even if you are doing everything right, but things aren’t working out for you.”