Williams, who turns 33 later this month, is the second-oldest player to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era after 33-year-old 1990 Wimbledon champion Navratilova. She walked away with a $4 million payout, $3 million for winning the US Open title and a $1 million bonus for having also won the Emirates Airline US Open Series, is the biggest prize money payout in the history of the sport, male or female.
A tweet from Oprah Winfrey read; @serenawilliams you have surpassed Legend status. You are EPIC!!