Williams vs. Azarenka US Open 2013 Women's Final: Live Score and Highlights
Windy conditions left Williams uncomfortable as the match began. Both women were broken in their first service games, but the first set settled down with steady play. Williams and Azarenka played even until Serena was able to earn a break at 6-5, then serve out the set.
Williams took control early in the second set, breaking Azarenka twice. But the lanky Belarusian did not go quietly, breaking back twice herself to get the set to 5-5. In the second-set tiebreak, Azarenka prevailed 8-6 to send the match to a deciding third set.
Azarenka looked liked she gave all she had to win the second set, as Williams was able to break her twice en route to a 6-1 third set win and the 2013 U.S. Open Championship.
The win marks Williams' first successful defense of her U.S. Open title and her 17th Grand Slam win overall.
Serena Williams (1) defeats Victoria Azarenka (2) 7-5, 6-7 (8-6), 6-1 to win the 2013 U.S. Open Women's Championship.
Video highlights of Set 3.
This picture says it all.
Serena with her prize.
Your 2013 U.S. Open Women's Champion, Serena Williams.
A look at some of the stats from this intense women's final:
There it is!
Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open Championship over Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7, 6-1.
Two championship points for Serena Williams.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Serena Williams will serve for a 5th U.S. Open and 17th Grand Slam title for a 3rd time. 5-1.— TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) September 8, 2013
She does it. Third time is the charm?
Serena has break point at 4-1. If she can convert, she'll get another chance to serve for the match.
We were at this point and hour ago that is when Aza made her move does she have one more— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) September 8, 2013
Video highlights of the epic second set.
Serena takes the fifth game at love to go up 4-1 with two aces, including one 126 mph BOMB!
They get into a back-and-forth at the net and Azarenka prevails, as she has been doing on tight plays throughout the match.
But Serena takes the next point, then Vika double-faults to give Williams the break.
This fourth game is turning into a battle. Azarenka had a chance to hold serve, but Serena has battled back to earn a break point.
A little time to do some celeb-spotting. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is among the famous faces at Arthur Ashe Stadium today.
This final match lacked drama in the early going, but has gotten plenty interesting as it has worn on.
Both ladies have done their share of sliding and swinging!
Another relatively uneventful hold means we're still on serve in the third and deciding set.
Brad Gilbert's still on Team Serena.
Still think SW will regroup and win this 3rd set 6-3— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) September 8, 2013
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