FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Two points away from losing, Serena Williams regained her poise and her game to stop No. 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 to capture her fourth US Open title on Sunday night, her 15th major title overall. Williams won the last four games to win the title.
The final was the first three set affair in New York since 1995.
Williams has gone 26-1 this summer since her first round loss at the French Open in late May. Her run includes titles at Wimbledon, the Bank of the West Classic, the Olympics and now the US Open.
Williams is the first woman to win Wimbledon and the US Open in the same year since she herself did it in 2002.
Williams is the first 30-something to win the US Open since 1987 when Martina Navratilova. Williams was a five-year-old at the time.
“I honestly can’t believe I won, I was preparing my runner-up speech, ” said Williams on-court after the match.
“I’m just honored to be standing here with this champion,” Azarenka said on-court.