Today in Sports History: September 6

By Brandon Zhu

On this day in 2008, Serena Williams defeated Jelena Jankovic to win her third U.S. Open Women’s Tennis title. To date, Williams has won the U.S. Open six times, and she continues to be one of the most dominant female tennis players in the game. Williams has won 23 grand slam titles, the most in the Open Era, and is only one title away from tying all time winner Margaret Court. Williams has held the number one ranking for a total of 319 weeks, and holds the record for the most women’s singles matches won at majors with 352 matches. Throughout her career, Williams has earned over $92 million in prize winnings. She is currently competing in the second round of the U.S. Open and looking to win the tournament for a seventh time.

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