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Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka to win 5th US Open Title 2013

Sep 9, 2013 09:40 IST

Serena Williams on 8 September 2013 won the Women’s Single Title at US Open 2013 and the pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek secured the Men’s Doubles Title 2013 at the same tournament.

Serena Williams on 8 September 2013 emerged as the winner of the US Open Tennis Tournament 2013 by defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during the women's singles final at New York.  Serena defeated the second seeded, Azarenka with 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 points.

With this win, top-seeded, Serena Williams secured her fifth US Open title and 17th Grand Slam title of the overall career.

On the other side, in the Men’s Doubles Championship of the US Open tennis tournament 2013 at New York’s Arthur Ashe stadium, the pair of Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic emerged as winners by defeating the Alexander Peya of Austria, and Bruno Soares of Brazil in the final match with 6-1, 6-3 win.

With this win, Leander Paes secured his eighth Men’s doubles Grand Slam title and 14th overall. Paes has earlier won the US open title two times and both the titles came while playing with Chez partners, namely Martin Damm in 2006 and Lukas Dlouhy in 2009.

Earlier, the fourth seeded Indo-Czech pair of Paes and Stepanek won the Winston Salem Open and this is their second major title playing together after the Australian Open in 2012.

In the 2012 US Open, the Indo-Chez pair lost to Bryan Brothers and ended their race in the tournament as a runner-up.

It was third US Open title for 40-year-old Paes and the previous two had also come with Czech partners. In 2006, the Indian won with Martin Damm and in 2009 with Lukas Dlouhy.

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