Serena Williams Wins at US Open

Defending champion beats Victoria Azarenka for fifth championship at annual tennis event.
2:54 | 09/09/13

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What a night at the u.S. Open. Here is the winning moment on the court for serena williams. And serena continues her reign here in new york. Yes, serena, defending her crown. A hard fought match against victoria azarenka. Her fifth overall at the u.S. Open. 17th grand slam title. Can we please welcome, the proper welcome for u.S. Open champion serena williams life here in the studio. Thank you, thank you. It feels -- wow. 2:45. It was a long match. Yeah, yeah. I felt so good. I wasn't really feeling tired or anything. I was just, like, take it one point at a time. You can still do this. I don't know how you had the energy. I don't either. Honestly, I was so happy because I had so many opportunities to win it before, and I may have gotten a little nervous, and, you know, that's the worst thing as an athlete that you can do is lose match when you have such a massive, massive lead. And I just -- I was so happy to pull that through. I had a massive lead. I lost it. At the was cool of you to admit that that it could have been nervous. People thought that. You were up two breaks in the second set. Two breaks. Serving for the match twice. Twice. How do you gather yourself again after that? Well, honestly, I thought, you have to calm down, you can do it. You've been through things before. You can get through this. I thought, okay, just stay relaxed. Just do your best. And there I was, again, holding up the trophy. And jumping up in the air. Honestly, I was just really, really, really happy. You have the trophy here with you. You won it for the first time at 17. A few weeks, you'll celebrate your 3 27bd birthday. 17 grand slam titles. The ovation you got before the match. It was amazing. I walk out there and hearing the crowd and hearing the cheers, everyone there in new york was just so brilliant. Just -- I really felt like home. Being an american and -- as a tennis player, we travel all around the world. To pray a grand slam in your home country. The love I felt in new york was, every year, I tell you, every year gets better. That's why I keep coming back. We're not going to let you go. I know you have a busy morning. Just to stop by with the trophy. Congratulations. One shy of chrissie and martina. One shy, but still far way. It's so close, but yet so far away. So happy for you and your entire family. Thank you.

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