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.
Victorioa Azarenka of Belarus poses for photographers after defeating Serena Williams in the final of the Western & Southern Open, at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 18, 2013. Azarenka won 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8/6).
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.
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