US Open 2013: Serena Williams [@serenawilliams] wins Fifth Title

Monday, September 09, 2013Omobaswagz H



World number one Serena Williams won her fifth US Open title in a thrilling final against Victoria Azarenka at Flushing Meadows. The American, 31, overcame a determined opponent and a testing wind to win 7-5 6-7 (6-8) 6-1 and repeat last year's final victory against the Belarusian.


Williams has now won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, moving her to within one of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, and seven short of Margaret Court's record total of 24.


But after letting a double-break lead slip in the second set, and twice failing to serve out the match, Williams was made to dig as deep as in any of her 16 previous major wins.

"Vika's such a great opponent, such a great fighter and that's why she's been able to win multiple Grand Slams," Williams said of Azarenka after their contest.


"That's why it was never over until match point.''

Azarenka, 24, had beaten Williams twice this year, the last time in Cincinnati on the eve of the US Open, and clearly believed she could defeat the American on a bigger stage.

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