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There are some players who are just different from others and there is a term for them ‘Champions’. They are called so because they tend to come up with something special when the conditions are not quite favourable to them.
Serena Williams is one of the best of all times because of what she did on Sunday in the US Open final. Her form wasn’t quite up there and she was not being able to make the most of the opportunities. She was clearly feeling the heat for the first time in the competition, but, the manner in which she shrugged that off was just remarkable. She battled her way through and eventually came on top to show why she is the best in the business.
Victoria Azarenka who was Serena’s opponent in that final admitted later on that Serena knows the art of winning perfectly well.
Azarenka said, “She is a legend. She has the idea how to do it time and again.”
“In such big games, you need to seize the vital moments and that’s what she did today. She was more aggressive and she lifted her game at the right time.”
“I tried my best and that’s what you can do. I am going from here with my head high.”
“It’s important to take positives out of such matches. It was always going to be difficult as I was facing a player like Serena and that too when she is at her peak. But, I gave her a good fight and that’s a real positive for me.”
The final match between Serena and Azarenka went on for 2 hours and 45 minutes and Serena eventually won it in three sets by 7-5, 6-7(1), 6-1. This was the 5th time that Serena won the US Open singles title.
Victoria Azarenka has made her way into the title round of the ongoing Southern California Open by defeating Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. Azarenka won the match in three sets by 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.
It was not a fluent performance by the Belarusian player who is ranked 3rd in the world at the moment. She started quite amazingly, but, after that opening set, her performance started to deteriorate. She started making a lot of unforced errors all of a sudden. However, she was able to pull things back in the decider and won the match.
Talking to the reporters in the post match interview, Azarenka said, “You don’t have easy matches all the time. Sometimes, you have to fight your way through. It was that kind of a match for me. I made some mistakes, but, I am glad that the outcome was in my favour.”
In the opening set, Azarenka went berserk. With three serve breaks on the trot, she secured a bagel to win the set with ease
But, in the proceeding set, the Belarusian player couldn’t show the same kind of intensity. Her serve was broken in the second game and she lost the first 3 games successively to get down by 0-3.
The next 3 games went with the serve and at the end of the 6th game; Ivanovic was leading by 4-2.
Azarenka got a breakthrough in the 7th game and then, by holding her serve in the next game, she equalized the scores.
However, the Belarusian player again dropped her serve in the 10th game and the set went in Ivanovic’s favour.
In the decider, there were no serve breaks in the first 4 games and the scores were levelled at 2-2.
After that, Ivanovic lost the plot. She served poorly and dropped her serve twice in the next 5 games to lose the set by 3-6.
In the final match, Azarenka will take on Samantha Stosur of Australia.
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