Agencia EFESeptember 9, 2013 12:30
New York, Sep 9 (EFE).- American world No. 1 Serena Williams, the defending champion, defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1 in the final of the U.S. Open.
"I obviously would have preferred to close it out in straight sets. But going against a great opponent like Victoria, you have to be able to realize that that can happen, and, you know, you have to keep fighting for everything," Williams said after Sunday's match.
The 31-year-old Williams won her fifth U.S. Open title in a replay of last year's final and pushed her total Grand Slam titles to 17.