An emotional Serena Williams said the US Open was the perfect place to win her 18th grand slam title.
The American world number one convincingly thrashed Dane Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-3 in their final at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.
It marked Williams' 18th slam, putting her level with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
The 32-year-old won her first grand slam at the US Open in 1999 and said New York was the ideal place to bring up number 18.
"It was a really wonderful feeling. I couldn't have finished things in a better way," Williams said in an on-court interview.
"It is a pleasure for me to win here, I am really emotional. I couldn't ask to do it at a better place."
Wozniacki, a good friend of Williams', was simply outclassed as she tallied just four winners.
The 10th seed said it was a deserved win for Williams, who dictated the contest from start to finish.
"She really deserved it today and played better than me. She is an inspiration to me on and off the court and an unbelievable friend," Wozniacki said.