American number one Serena Williams tops Victoria Azarenka to re-capture the US Open – Tennis News

Monday, September 10th, 2012 4:53:43 by

American number one Serena Williams tops Victoria Azarenka to re-capture the US Open – Tennis News

Former world number one, Serena Williams made an epic comeback to shock the top seed, Victoria Azarenka, in a three-set thriller at the US Open 2012, last of the four Grand Slam events taking place in Queens in New York City, United States. She summed up
a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 score line against the Belarusian top ranked star to capture her 15th Grand Slam title.

Seeded fourth in the tournament, Williams was trailing 3-5 in the final set when she bounced back and pulled out the victory in two hours and 118 minutes.  

The American icon told Mary Carillo in the on-court trophy ceremony after the match:

"Oh my God. I honestly can’t believe I won. I was really prepared for my runner-up speech, because she was playing so great. I’m really shocked right now."

"Serena really deserved to win. She showed how true of a champion she is, and I’m honored to stand with such a champion," the ecstatic Belarusian stated in the post . "At the moment it’s tough but I gave it my all, and stepping off this court I will have
no regrets."

Williams struck 13 aces and hammered 44 winners to rule the match. She spilled 45 unforced errors and clobbered a lower first serve share of 54 per cent as opposed to Azarenka’s 64 per cent. However, the American amazingly marked 33 out of 43 points on it
and sealed the deal with 94 points.

The 30-year-old conquered her first Flushing Meadows in 1999 and after capturing this title, Williams bagged her 15th major trophy.  

"It hasn’t even sunken in that I’m the winner yet. It’s awesome," Williams said in her press conference. "Yeah, three decades – the ’90s, 2000s, 2010s, that’s kind of cool. It’s exciting to have this opportunity. And 13 years is a long time between the first
and the last.”


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