U.S. Open recap: Murray, Williams prevail
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012 23:09
Serena Williams did it once again in a come-from-behind championship match, defeating world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.
After rain delays, the women were able to play the championship match of the U.S. Open on Sunday, Sept. 9. Williams was going for her fourth U.S. Open title and 15th grand slam. Williams was determined, bringing her full-force game and taking the first set 6-2. Yet Azernka was not giving up the fight, coming back in the second set and taking it 6-2. In the third set, Azarenka led 5-4, yet Williams quickly tied at 5-5 and took the last set 7-5. After the match Azarenka admitted that when she came off the chair to serve for the match at 5-4, she knew Serena would fight her tooth and nail.
“Nothing is more exciting than winning such a tight match in a Grand Slam final,” Serena said. She has definitely come a long way since her first U.S. Open title in 1999, and has constructed a terrific overall career.
The men’s championship match was an eventful nail-biter between No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray. The men had the crowd on their toes the entire match. Murray took the first two sets in a tough fight, 7-6, 7-5. Djokovic came back powerful and determined, taking the third set 6-2 and, with motivation, the fourth 6-3. The fifth and final set was just as exciting as the entire match. Both men gave it their all, providing the audience with incredible interest. The winner of the 2012 U.S. Open was Andy Murray, receiving his well-earned first Grand Slam title.