Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open

Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA(NEW YORK) -- Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka on Sunday for her fifth U.S. Open title.

Williams was tested by Azarenka in three sets 7-6, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1 to claim her 17th Grand Slam singles championship.

Williams had a chance to close out the game in the second set, serving at 5-4 and 6-5, but failed to close the door on Azarenka, who battled back.

Williams is now 67-4 in 2013 and has won nine tournaments.

Williams trails just Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the all-time list for most Grand Slams.

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