As was most predicted, the Olympic gold medalist and five times Wimbledon title winner American Serena Williams won the US Open women singles' final Sunday night at the Arthur Ashe stadium, New York.
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Herself world no.4, Serena beat world no.1 Victoria Azarenka 6-2 2-6 7-5 in the finals that last 138 minutes.
The match earlier scheduled for Saturday night was postponed due to heavy downpour and was played Sunday night, pushing the men's final event to Monday. This is the fourth time that the schedule has been affected in the five years.
Although Serena won the first set 6-2 quite easily, Azarenka bounced back to win the second set 6-2. Thereafter, the third set was a long hard contested set that finally ended up in Serena's favour 7-5. The win Sunday night makes Serena first player over 30 to win the US Open since Martina Navratilova in 1987. Serena first won the US Open title in 1999 and is the fifth player of Open Era to have won the US Open four times.
For Azarenka, the loss was shattering and she was seen weeping burying her face in the towel. She could have become the first player from Belarus had she won the US Open 2012.