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Azarenka Upsets Serena in Cincinnati

Victoria Azarenka won the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, beating Serena Williams 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(6).

Williams went up a double break in the first set, before serving it out at love. Azarenka held to open the second set, then finally broke the American’s serve after a long second game.

And then came the sixth game of the second set. Serving at 1-4, after nearly 20 minutes, and 13 deuces, Serena held serve to take it to 2-4. In the next game Azarenka held serve, after going down 0-40, then broke Serena to tale the set 2-6.

The players exchanged breaks in the third set, before taking it to an appropriate third set tiebreak. Azarenka finally won after Serena netted a forehand.

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