Serena Williams Wins Tennis Tourney, Donates Prize Money to Wildfire Relief

Serena Williams just won her first major title since giving birth to her child, and she’s donating her prize money to a good cause. Serena took downJessica Pegula 6-3 and 6-4 in the singles final ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. 

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Following the match, Mrs.Alexis Ohanian brought Alexis Olympia on the court. “It feels good. It’s been a long time,” she said. “I’ve been waiting two years for this moment. I think you could see the relief on my face. 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.” 

And what made it even more special was that Serena donated the $43-thousand dollar prize money to Australian bushfire relief.


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