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Against All Odds: Serena Williams Pulls off Miraculous Comeback to Win the US Open

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Serena has made herself into the Queen of Tennis for 2012 by winning yet another Grand Slam title.  Williams clinched both a victory in the US Open, as well as player-of-the-year honors by defeating the world’s #1 ranked player, Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.  The match was closer than previous outings during the tournament, but Williams walked away with the victory.

Williams started the tournament as a #4 seed, which was lower than usual for her.  This is the fifth major win for Williams in recent months, after winning the singles and doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the London Olympics.  There appears to be nothing that can stop her.

In this tournament, Williams had to actually make a comeback in order to win.  Down 3-5 in the final set, Williams used the strength of a black woman to fight for the victory against all odds.  This was the first women’s final to go all the way to the end since 1995.  It was also the longest duration finals match since 1981, lasting for 2 hours and 18 minutes.

“Oh my god,” said Williams after her shocking win. “I honestly can’t believe I won. I really was preparing my runner-up speech, because I thought, ‘Man, she’s playing so great.’ ”

Williams turns 31 years old this month, but plays tennis as if she were still 18.   She is coming off a year-long break due to numerous injuries and medical problems, including two foot surgeries and a hematoma in her stomach.

In spite of her obstacles, Williams has risen to greatness.  She is now secure in her spot as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

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    Sistah P

    September 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Thank you for following your dreams and working hard to make them a reality. Thank you Ms. Williams for demonstrating the importance of the sweat and pain and true discipline it takes to succeed. We appreciate those long hours of sacrifice it took long before you ever stepped foot on a court. Thank you for continuing to amaze us all with your talent and perseverance.

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    KAT

    September 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!! THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!!!!

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    BigWill

    September 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Serena Willams you are the grestest women’s tennis player ever- bar none!

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    URSLIN BLACKETT

    September 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Serena is an example of what hard work, dedication and beating the racial odds is all about….Congratulations to the greatest tennis player that ever live….

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    Ddre

    September 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Serena’s been on fire this whole year, so this wasn’t miraculous.

    It was expected…

    GO SERENA!

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    Danny Boy

    September 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations on a great victory!! You showed that one should never give up, even against all odds!! This victory put yuo right up thee with the all-time tennis greats!!

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    Evelyn

    September 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Thank you for your positive role model. It is very refreshing to see such a strong Black Woman moving ahead against such overpowering odds. You are a great example for our young girls as they move into adulthood. It is true: Short term pains does bring long term gains:VICTORY!!! To God be the Glory and thank Him also for your wonderful family. Be blessed, Evelyn

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    Linda

    September 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Serena, you are the GREATEST!! We love you and give us a few more years.

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    Edward

    September 11, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Serena, Congratulation, keep going you have a lot left in you.I wish we had more like you an your sister Venis.Both of you are examples for black women to emulate.

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    Dnice

    September 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Serena is definitely on top of her game. She appears to have slimmed down and is, perhaps, a bit more nimble on the court. In any event, I enjoy watching her play.

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