Serena donates Auckland Classic prize money to Aus bushfire relief

An emotional Serena Williams on Sunday donated her $43,000 winner’s cheque after winning the WTA Auckland Classic title to the Australian bushfire relief fund. It was Williams’ first tournament victory since 2017 — and her first as a mother — as she had won the Australian Open while pregnant. Besides donating her winner’s cheque, Williams also signed the dress she wore in the first round.