Despite some slight setbacks, Serena Williams managed to pull out a victory in the womens' finals of the US Open on Sunday, besting Victoria Azarenka and earning her fifth US Open championship and 17th Grand Slam Title.
The match lasted more than three hours, with Williams defeated Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1. Despite taking a lead 4-1 in the second set, Azarenka came back to force an then win the tiebreaker. Despite that setback and Williams' noticeable frustration at the windy weather conditions ("I can't play in this wind.") , she handily won the third set, securing her second US Open title in as many years.
Here's the match point:
Following her victory, Williams told ESPN, "It was just a great feeling. The difference is it hasn't settled in yet. I think because I was up so much in the second, and I didn't quite take my opportunities. So when I was 17 I remember I took my opportunity right then and there, and I made some shots and I wasn't making as many errors. Being older, it's always awesome and such a great honor, because I don't know if I'll ever win another Grand Slam."
Williams won her first US Open 14 years ago. When she won it this year, Prince's "1999" played over the stadium speakers.