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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)

U.S. Open women's final: Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka

Reigning champion Serena Williams defended her U.S. Open title as she defeated Victoria Azarenka in the final Sunday.

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

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

Victoria Azarenka returns a shot to Serena Williams
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Victoria Azarenka returns a shot to Serena Williams during the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

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

Victoria Azarenka returns a serve to Serena Williams
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Victoria Azarenka returns a serve to Serena Williams during the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

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

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

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

Victoria Azarenka returns a shot to Serena Williams
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Victoria Azarenka returns a shot to Serena Williams during the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

Victoria Azarenka adjusts her headband between points against
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Victoria Azarenka adjusts her headband between points against Serena Williams during the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

Serena Williams returns a shot to Victoria Azarenka
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Serena Williams returns a shot to Victoria Azarenka during the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

Serena Williams follows through on a shot against
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Serena Williams follows through on a shot against Victoria Azarenka during the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

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Monica Seles, center, poses for photos with Victoria
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Monica Seles, center, poses for photos with Victoria Azarenka, left, and Serena Williams before the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

United States Marines fold an American flag after
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United States Marines fold an American flag after the playing of the national anthem before the start of the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

Singer Ne-Yo sings the national anthem before the
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Singer Ne-Yo sings the national anthem before the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

United States Marines hold an American flag over
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United States Marines hold an American flag over the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium before the start of the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 8, 2013)

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