In the following game, Williams converted setpoint with a backhand down the line winner to take a one set lead.
In the second set leading 2-1 and at gamepoint, Williams struck a swinging crosscourt forehand volley winner to hold serve and go ahead 3-1.
With Williams serving at 4-3 40-30, Wozniacki struck a backhand down the line long as the American held serve to lead 5-3.
Serving to stay in the match, Wozniacki struck a backhand down the line long to trail 0-15. A crosscourt backhand winner from Wozniacki tied the score at 15 all.
Wozniacki netted a crosscourt slice backhand ending a 26 shot rally to trail 15-30. A crosscourt forehand winner from Williams set up match point.
Wozniacki struck a crosscourt backhand long to end the match after one hour and 15 minutes of play.
The American would finish with 29 winners to Wozniacki’s 4 winners in taking her third straight US Open title.
Today’s win tied Williams with her fellow American tennis legends Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova in career singles grand slams won with 18 won each.
Evert and Navratilova both were on hand for the awards ceremony after the match to present Williams with a special commemorative gift to mark the occasion.
Williams now trails only Helen Wills Moody of the USA with 19 singles grand slam titles won, Germany’s Steffi Graf with 22 total singles grand slams won and Australia’s Margaret Court with 24 career singles grand slams won.
Williams, who did not drop a set at this year’s US Open, based on her US Open play and her performance during the weeks prior US Open Series, collected a $4,000,000 check, the largest payday in the history of tennis.