Sunday, September 9, 2012
Serena wins 4th US Open title
Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-2 2-6 7-5 to win the 2012 U.S. Open women's singles title, her 15th career grand slam title.
The American showed all her great fighting qualities to claw her way back from the brink of defeat to become the oldest women's champion at Flushing Meadows in nearly four decades.
Against the odds after losing the first set, Azarenka looked to be on the verge of an unlikely victory when she led 5-3 in the decider.
She got within two points of winning the championship but was unable to prevent Williams reeling off the last four games in a row to seal her fourth U.S. Open title.
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