Williams is US Open champion for fifth time

WORLD No1 Serena Williams fought her way to a gritty three-set victory against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the US Open last night, claiming her second grand slam of the season. Williams had not lost a single set during this year’s tournament before last night, yet faced an epic battle during a 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1 win that last over three hours.