Serena Williams Wins U.S Open

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Published on September 9 2013 10:35 am
Last Updated on September 9 2013 10:35 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Flushing, NY) -- Serena Williams outlasted a rally from Victoria Azarenka in the final of the U.S. Open to win her second straight title in New York. Williams says she didn't feel the weight of winning last year's title on her chest.  

The top-seeded American dismissed second-seeded Azarenka 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 on Sunday. This was the fourth meeting between the two this year and the second win for Williams. All four matches were in event finals. Serena also defeated Azarenka in the 2012 final of this event.  This is her fifth U.S. Open title. Williams, who won the French Open this year, gained her 17th Grand Slam title. That's one shy of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for the fourth most in history.