Serena Williams, for all her faults, is having a great season. So is Victoria Azarenka, for that matter. Azarenka is the world’s number one player and she won the Australian Open to kick off the season, but since then it’s been the Serena Williams show. Serena Williams bested Victoria Azarenka in a hard fought, three-set US Open final two sets to one (6-2, 2-6, 7-5) in what is one of the most epic US Open Women’s Finals in the history of the tournament.
So how epic was this final? Well, Serena is the first woman since Serena did it in 2002 to win both Wimbledon and the US Open in the same year. The three-set final match was the first three-set US Open final since 1995. The match length–2 hours and 18 minutes–was the longest final match since 1981. This is Serena’s 15th total major single’s championship and the first US open title for a woman over 30 since Martina Navratilova did it in 1987. Serena also won the singles and doubles titles at Wimbledon, then picked up an Olympic gold medal prior to her US Open romp.
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