Serena Williams claims Fifth Champion title
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BY : Mohamed Salah

Serena Williams has won her fifth US Open title after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5 6-7(6) 6-1 in a windblown final in Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

Williams bounded in a series of jumping jack leaps after Azarenka’s backhand sailed long on the second match point of the thrilling, two-hour 45-minute final.

In winning the title rematch against second-seeded Azarenka, world number one Williams claimed her fifth US Open crown and 17th career grand slam singles title.

The big-hitting American, who turns 32 later this month, became the oldest US Open women’s winner since tennis turned professional 45 years ago, eclipsing Australian Margaret Court, who was 31 years and 55 days when she won the title in 1973.

The triumph moved Williams to within one grand slam singles crown of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for a tie for fourth place on the all-time list behind Court (24), Steffi Graf (22) and Helen Wills Moody (19).

She did not believe herself after beat a relentless Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1 for her 17th Grand Slam singles title so she kept jumping, up and down, over and over, screaming with joy and radiating relief.

It had taken longer than anyone had imagined, and a much tougher opponent than she’d faced on all tournament, but Williams had proved victorious. She was the U.S. Open champion, again — for the fifth time

For the U.S. Open victory, plus the $1 million bonus for winning the US Open Series, Williams takes home a record $3.6 million.

“I got a little uptight.” That’s what exactly Serena Williams said after the match , First, there was the wind, blustering and swirling all evening, even blowing Williams’ dress around at times when she was trying to serve. Her ground strokes were inconsistent, missing by feet when she typically misses by inches (if at all). Whether it was the conditions or nerves, Williams appeared rattled.

For Williams, this title felt different because of its significant effect on her place in the sport’s history. She’s now a bit higher on the all-time major championship lists and tied with men’s record holder Roger Federer, who also has 17 majors. In a nod to her contemporary counterpart — born less than a month apart — Williams smiled and called it an honor to be tied with him.

Disappointed is they only describe for my feeling although, I won the French Open, but I wasn’t happy with my performances in the other two Slams that’s is what Serena said

She did not believe herself after beat a relentless Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1 for her 17th Grand Slam singles title so she kept jumping, up and down, over and over, screaming with joy and radiating relief.

It had taken longer than anyone had imagined, and a much tougher opponent than she’d faced on all tournament, but Williams had proved victorious. She was the U.S. Open champion, again — for the fifth time

For the U.S. Open victory, plus the $1 million bonus for winning the US Open Series, Williams takes home a record $3.6 million.

“I got a little uptight.” That’s what exactly Serena Williams said after the match , First, there was the wind, blustering and swirling all evening, even blowing Williams’ dress around at times when she was trying to serve. Her ground strokes were inconsistent, missing by feet when she typically misses by inches (if at all). Whether it was the conditions or nerves, Williams appeared rattled.

For Williams, this title felt different because of its significant effect on her place in the sport’s history. She’s now a bit higher on the all-time major championship lists and tied with men’s record holder Roger Federer, who also has 17 majors. In a nod to her contemporary counterpart — born less than a month apart — Williams smiled and called it an honor to be tied with him.

Disappointed is they only describe for my feeling although, I won the French Open, but I wasn’t happy with my performances in the other two Slams that’s is what Serena said

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