Serena Williams held off a firm challenge from Victoria Azarenka to win the 2012 U.S. Open in three sets 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. Williams looked like she was in danger of losing the 2012 U.S. Open when she fell down 5-3 in the final set and was four points away from losing the championship. But then Serena rallied by holding serve, tying the third set with an incredible break-point performance, again holding on her serve, then forcing Azarenka into a backhand unforced error to capture the title. It is Williams's fourth U.S. Open and her 15th major.
Williams served up 13 aces to Azarenka's zero and compiled 42 winners to Azarenka's 13. However Williams also had 44 unforced errors compared to Azarenka's 25. Azarenka also had better success in winning second-serve points (17 of 32 compared to Serena's 15 of 37), although Williams performed better in winning her first serves (33 of 43 for Williams compared to 34 of 59 for Azarenka).
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