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Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka: U.S. Open final live blog

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Serena Williams showed her champions’ mettle to come back from a break down in the third set to beat World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, in the first U.S. Open women’s final to go to three sets since 1995. But enough can’t be said for Azarenka, who took advantage of Serena’s dip in form through the second and much of the third set to put herself in the position to serve for the championship at 5-4 in the third set. Experience won out in the end, as Azarenka let loose some nervy errors to relinquish the break and up stepped Serena, who won the final four games of the match to capture her fourth U.S. Open title, 15th major overall, and cap off a summer in which she won Wimbledon, Olympic gold, and the U.S. Open.

Courtney Nguyen was there to live-blog the action. Click below to read her analysis as the three-set drama unfolded.



  • Published On Sep 09, 2012
  • 11 comments
    zanzibarman
    zanzibarman

    I think Serena  has replaced Martina Hingis  or Monica Seles  these girls were very hot and very talent likes Serena... go ...go Serena.  You are the best player ever....

    PaulDeanDaniggelis
    PaulDeanDaniggelis

    Tennis is little more than a power game these days.

    I liked it better when finess was part of the game.

    Shotmaking.

    Where's Martina Hingis when we need her!!

    Betty Boop
    Betty Boop

    I am always amused at racists who speak about Serena Williams' looks. hair, and just ignore her abilities to focus on foolishness.  An American woman has won the United States Open is all I care about today.  As John McEnroe said, "We are watching the greatest woman's single player EVER!"  Anyone saying anything else on mute.  Way to go Serena for keeping the trophy in the United States for all Americans, even bigots. The men's tennis team is in reboot with the retirement of Andy Roddick.  Way to go Serena!  Way to go!

    cleopatra209
    cleopatra209

    the screaming comes from the 2 top ranked blond girls. who is going to touch that??

    Duh
    Duh

    Serena's skunk hairdo is not helping her so far, she's falling behind!

    MirelaIulianaGherman
    MirelaIulianaGherman

    Everybody seems to forget the scandal taken place about 30 years ago when the East German women athletes were disqualified from World Championships because of taking male hormones. I am just wondering why in the modern era nobody is wondering why some women  athletes perform with so much power that they could easily compete against men (e.g. Serena Williams) Does any comitee ever check the women athletes for taking male hormones?

     

    RichGrega
    RichGrega

    Time for the earplugs - this groaning should be banded.

     

    GO SERENA!

    Kesha
    Kesha

     @MirelaIulianaGherman You sound like a complete idiot. If either Serena or Venus ever tested positive for doping it would be widespread news. Clearly they have not so let it go. Serena is just a tall muscular woman. Venus is tall and slender and is similarly built to the Russians so I'm not sure why anyone would ever accuse her of doping. Bizarre! 

    RichGrega
    RichGrega

    That's should be banned!  Not Banded!