Serena Williams has won her first title since becoming a mother.
The 38-year-old defeated her fellow American, Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 to win the ASB classic trophy in Auckland, New Zealand.
She had not won a singles title since the Australian Open in January 2017.
Serena Williams gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia in September 2017 and she has had to wait for a silverware to celebrate the birth of her daughter.
Olympia was at the court-side cheering her mother to victory.
“It feels good. It’s been a long time,” Williams said during the post-match interview.
I think you can see the relief on my face. I played an incredible opponent today in Jessica and, honestly, it was a great match and I couldn’t have played anyone better in the final.”
She announced that her prize money of $43,000 will be donated to the victims of the Australia bushfires.
Williams will be hoping to add to her Australian Open collection when the tournament kicks off on January 20.