Serena Williams looked strong Sunday in kicking off the women's U.S. Open final with a 6-3 first set victory against Caroline Wozniacki.
Williams, the No. 1 ranked female tennis player in the world, opened the match with a game win and then a break after Wozniacki lended a hand by double faulting. Wozniacki would break Williams' serve in the fifth game to take some momentum back and cut the lead to 3-2, but Williams answered, winning back-to-back games once again.
Game eight would see Wozniacki finally hold serve for the first time, only for Williams to hold and secure the 6-3 set victory.
Williams worked around 16 unforced errors in the set, hitting 15 winners, including three aces, and winning 9-of-12 first serve points. Wozniacki limited unforced errors but struggled on second serves, committing three double faults and winning just four of 15 second serve points.
With a 20-match win streak at the U.S. Open, Williams is hunting for her third consecutive U.S. Open title.
Feature photo courtesy of Reuters/Eduardo Munoz