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Serena Williams reacts after a point against Victoria (Credit: AP)

Serena Williams reacts after a point against Victoria Azarenka during the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

Serena Williams at the U.S. Open 2013

Tracking top-seeded Serena Williams through the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens.

FIRST ROUND: THE RESULT Serena Williams defeated Francesca
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FIRST ROUND: THE RESULT
Serena Williams defeated Francesca Schiavone, 6-0, 6-1 to advance. |

FIRST ROUND: THE STAT Williams' fastest serve hit
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FIRST ROUND: THE STAT
Williams' fastest serve hit 116 mph on the radar gun compared to Schiavone's fastest, which was 107 mph. |

FIRST ROUND: THE QUOTE
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FIRST ROUND: THE QUOTE
"I think Schiavone is extremely fit for 33. She doesn't look 33. She definitely doesn't play 33. You know, she just had a couple not great results, but she's playing well. I don't think she's ranked where she should be. There's nothing in me that doesn't think she'll be ranked higher very soon." |

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SECOND ROUND: THE RESULT Serena Williams defeated Galina
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SECOND ROUND: THE RESULT
Serena Williams defeated Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0. |

SECOND ROUND: THE STAT Serena Williams was successful
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SECOND ROUND: THE STAT
Serena Williams was successful on 64 percent of her first servers (29 of 45) and won 72 percent of her first-serve points (21 of 29). |

SECOND ROUND: THE QUOTE
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SECOND ROUND: THE QUOTE
"I usually play every day. In regular tournaments I don't have a day off. Only in the Grand Slams I get the luxury of having a day off. I guess I didn't get that, so I'm definitely used to it." |

THIRD ROUND: THE RESULT Williams defeated Yaroslav Shvedova,
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THIRD ROUND: THE RESULT
Williams defeated Yaroslav Shvedova, 6-3, 6-1. |

THIRD ROUND: THE STAT The match didn't start
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THIRD ROUND: THE STAT
The match didn't start until 11:00 p.m., but it lasted an hour and 14 minutes. |

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THIRD ROUND: THE QUOTE
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THIRD ROUND: THE QUOTE
"I'm good at waiting. I just did my usual. I did my warmup, went to the locker room, came up here. I just kind of sat. I watched TV on my iPad." |

FOURTH ROUND: THE RESULT Williams defeated fellow American
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FOURTH ROUND: THE RESULT
Williams defeated fellow American Sloane Stephens, 6-4, 6-1. |

THIRD ROUND: THE STAT Williams won 26 of
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THIRD ROUND: THE STAT
Williams won 26 of 31 first serve points, and 11 of 19 on the second serve. |

FOURTH ROUND: THE QUOTE
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FOURTH ROUND: THE QUOTE
"I think my defense was good. I generally have been playing better defense this year, moving better and trying to be faster."

QUARTERFINALS: THE RESULT Williams defeated No. 18 Carla
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QUARTERFINALS: THE RESULT
Williams defeated No. 18 Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, to advance to the women's singles semifinals. |

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QUARTERFINALS: THE STAT Williams was 6-for-7 on break
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QUARTERFINALS: THE STAT
Williams was 6-for-7 on break points while Suarez Navarro was 0-for-2. |

QUARTERFINALS: THE QUOTE
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QUARTERFINALS: THE QUOTE
"I mean, for me, I never really want to focus on the numbers. I started playing tennis not to be the greatest but just because I had a racquet and a dream." |

SEMIFINALS: THE RESULT Williams defeated Li Na of
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SEMIFINALS: THE RESULT
Williams defeated Li Na of China, 6-0, 6-3 to advance to her 21st Grand Slam final. |

SEMIFINALS: THE STAT Williams opened the match with
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SEMIFINALS: THE STAT
Williams opened the match with a 6-0 first set, her third straight set won at love. |

SEMIFINALS: THE QUOTE
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SEMIFINALS: THE QUOTE
"it got tough at the end. I got a little nervous, but I was able to close it out finally." |

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FINAL: THE RESULT Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka, 7-5,
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FINAL: THE RESULT
Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka, 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1, for her second straight U.S. Open title and fifth overall. |

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