Serena Is 2012 U.S. Open Winner

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sun. Sept. 9, 2012: Serena Williams is the US Open women’s champion.

Williams fought off a tough competition from Victoria Azarenka today, September 9th to grab the win and her fourth US Open.

The win came despite uncharacteristically shaky first serves from Williams and 45 unforced errors. But she fought back to win 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

It was the first US Open women’s final that went three sets since Steffi Graf defeated Monica Seles in 1995.

“I can’t believe I won,” she said after the match. “I thought, ‘she is playing so great.’” (Hayden Roger Celestin/NAN)