Azarenka topples Serena
Ohio - Victoria Azarenka toppled world No 1 Serena Williams 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8/6) to claim the Cincinnati WTA title and establish herself as a contender for the US Open. The two-and-a-half-hour epic featured multiple momentum shifts after Azarenka, the second seed from Belarus, began the afternoon with two double faults to lose the opening set in under 30 minutes. She managed to steady herself and held on to beat the top-seeded Williams for only the third time in 15 matches.
"It was a tough match and we both fought really hard. Azarenka had played sporadically over the past months due to injuries suffered at both Wimbledon and this month in California.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at SPORT24