Williams Fights Back to Win US Open
Serena Williams managed to turn things around in the US Open final and claim victory in three sets.
She was just two points away from defeat when she managed to regain composure and come back to win the last four games in a row to defeat Victoria Azarenka. Williams won 6–2, 2-6, 7-5 on Sunday to take her fourth championship and 15th Grand Slam title.
After the match Williams said, “I honestly can’t believe I won, I really was preparing my runner-up speech because I thought, ‘Man, she’s playing so great,’ I’m really shocked.”
However, it really looked as if Williams was set to win from the outset. Williams has won 9 out of their 10 previous encounters and hadn’t dropped a set all tournament.
In total she’d lost just 19 games throughout the six matches leading to the final
This was the first three-set women’s final in New York since 1995, and then, just as now, Williams came through to win both Wimbledon and the US Open in the same season, the only woman to have done so in the last decade.
After her loss Azarenka praised Williams and said that she has no regrets after the match.