Serena Williams Wins Fifth US Open

14 years after winning first


No woman has ruled any tennis tournament longer than Serena Williams who, 14 years after she won her first slam title in New York as an ebullient teenager, took delivery of her fifth US Open championship as a seasoned champion by beating the breeze, her nerves and Victoria Azarenka in three sets.

Williams served for the match twice in the second set and once in the third, and gave the loser proper credit for making it a gripping, wind-racked, error-strewn final.