Serena donates her US$43,000 winning cheque to Australian fire victims (See Details)


An emotional Serena Williams had gone emotional for donating her US$43,000 winner’s cheque from the WTA Auckland Classic to the Australian bushfire relief fund on Sunday.

Serena Williams was 38-year-old and this is her first tournament victory in the last three years, she however, tempered celebrations by saying her thoughts were with Australians.

Serena Williams said; I’ve been playing in Australia for over 20 years and it’s been really hard for me to watch all the news and everything that has been happening to Australia's people and animals that have lost their homes.

However, In addition to her donation after her winner’s cheque, Williams has also signed the dress she wore in the first round in Auckland and put it up for auction to raise funds for the Australian appeal.

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