Serena Williams once again proved her worth by sheer determination and unquestionable skill by beating the World No.1 Victoria Azarenka – 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 in a stunning and dramatic performance to clinch her fourth U.S Open Title at the Flushing Meadows. This is her 15th Grand Slam title overall and with this win Serena Williams had become the first women tennis player to cross the $40 million in earnings. Williams showed her physical endurance by surviving a ferocious comeback from Azarenka. Serena Williams also became the oldest U.S. Open champion in nearly four decades.
The U.S Open this time was billed as a clash between the greatest player of her generation and the top player in the world this year and this game quite lived up to the expectations. Serena raced through the game through the opening set in just thirty-five minutes with two service breaks and sixteen stunning wins. Adding to that, Serena Williams has not dropped a set in the tournament, losing only 19 games through six matches before this Sunday game. In addition, to that she had an immense pressure and a negative reaction to her loss at the French Open in late May this year.
Serena Williams now joins the ranks of Martina Navratilova as the only women over the age of 30 to win the U.S. Open and Wimbledon in the same season since 1968. She will turn 31 on September 26 and now she is dominating the game. Serena Williams won her first major championship at the age of 17 at the 1999 U.S. Open. The crowd at the Arthur Ashe Stadium center court roared in excitement as the two titans produced some excellent shots with the stakes rising and the excitement refusing to die down.
Even before that, the worries about this potential dangerous tennis combat led the tournament to be postponed. Thus, making this tournament (U.S. Open Women’s Final), the fourth time in the last five years to be pushed from Saturday to Sunday. Serena Williams kept her cool even when she was called for a foot fault thus avoiding the repeat of her irritable behavior at bay. Winning this title also represents the longest span of success in her professional era that is about 13 years apart at the same Grand Slam tournament that began in the year-1999.