Serena Williams defeats Victoria Azarenka at the 2013 U.S. Open
But Williams battled to defeat Victoria Azarenka in three sets, 7-5, 6-7 (6) and 6-1. It was a repeat of last year's U.S. Open women's final, when Williams also beat Azarenka in three sets.
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This is Williams' fifth U.S. Open championship, which ties it with the Australian Open and French Open as the Grand Slam tournies where Williams has the most titles -- she has five at each of those three. This is her 17th overall Grand Slam title, with Williams having "only" won Wimbledom twice.