Serena Williams done did it again. In case you were busy watching NFL football, Williams was two points from losing, but the tennis player thought to be at the center of a riff between Common and Drake (sorry, we could resist) came back to defeat Victoria Azarenka, and win her fourth U.S. Open title.
Two points from defeat, Williams suddenly regained her composure and her strokes, coming back to win the last four games and beat No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 on Sunday night for her fourth championship at Flushing Meadows and 15th Grand Slam title overall.
“I honestly can’t believe I won. I really was preparing my runner-up speech, because I thought, `Man, she’s playing so great,” Williams said during the trophy presentation, adding: “I’m really shocked.”
Might be the only one.
After all, what really was stunning was that Azarenka made things as interesting as they were, given that she came into the day 1-9 against Williams over their careers.
Add in that Williams hadn’t dropped a set in the tournament, losing only 19 games through six matches before Sunday. All part of a tremendous run she is putting together in reaction to her loss at the French Open in late May, the American’s only first-round exit in 49 career major tournaments. Since then, she is 26-1, winning Wimbledon and the London Olympics.
This time, she did not bust in to a Crip Walk, though. Check out photos of Williams putting in work in the gallery.
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