Two points from defeat, Serena Williams suddenly regained her composure to come back to win the last four games and beat No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 on Sunday for her fourth U.S. Open title and 15th Grand Slam title overall.
Williams improved to 26 wins and just one loss since a first-round exit at the French Open in late May, winning Wimbledon and the London Olympics.
It was the first three-set women's final in New York since 1995, and Williams came through with a late charge. She is the first woman to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the same season since she did it a decade ago.