Serena Williams has won her fourth U.S. Open title on Sunday after defeating No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, in a back-and-forth match. It is the first time since 1995 that the women’s final has gone the distance. The match took two hours 18 minutes
Williams came back from a poor performance in the second set to claim the title at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Williams has had one of the most impressive summers in recent memory. Williams was fresh off of her gold medal victory in the 2012 London Olympics where she defeated Maria Sharapova and became one of only two women to ever accomplish the career Gold Slam. She is also the reigning Wimbledon champion and now adds another U.S. Open title to her trophy case.
The win was Williams’ 15th major title of her career.
Williams vs. Azarenka was originally scheduled for Super Saturday but rain forced the U.S. Open final to be rescheduled and moved to Sunday. While the match may have been overshadowed because of the NFL’s opening Sunday, it is still a match that deserves recognition.
Despite the loss, Azarenka is expected to remain the number one ranked women’s player in the world.
The way Williams has played this summer has been legendary. It is as dominant as you can get. Congratulations to Serena Williams for capping off the dominant summer.