The winner of 23 Slam singles titles, Williams was made to work a little harder by young Brit Katie Boulter in the United States’ final group tie but prevailed in straight sets to make it three victories from as many outings.
However, the 37-year-old’s perfect singles record this week wasn’t enough to keep the USA in contention at what is expected to be the last Hopman Cup, where she has twice been a winner. Williams and Frances Tiafoe were already eliminated after losing their opening two ties.
Currently ranked 16th, Williams needs just one more Grand Slam singles title to equal the record of Australian Margaret Court, but hasn’t won a major since the Australian Open in 2017.
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