Ekaterina Makarova describes herself as a person who prefers “to stay in the shade.” At this U.S. Open, she finally believes she deserves to play under the brightest lights.
Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance.
Serena Williams put aside everything and did what she does best. She came through in the clutch to win another major match, facing her only test in the past two weeks.
Serena Williams outlasted Victoria Azarenka on Sunday to capture her fourth U.S. Open title. Williams won the final four games in the third set to pull out a victory.