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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One by one, Serena Williams is matching the feats of tennis' greatest legends.
Williams sank to her knees after firing a backhand winner on her second match point. She became the eighth woman to win 11 or more titles a year and the first since Martina Hingis had 12 in 1997.
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Serena Williams pulled herself together, as she usually does when it matters the most. Facing her first test of the past two weeks, the No. 1-seeded Williams overcame No. 2 Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 on Sunday for a fifth championship at Flushing Meadows and second in a row.
Mike and Bob Bryan moved a win away from their fourth straight major title — the "Bryan Slam" — with a five-set victory over Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
By the end of Thursday, all 11 U.S. men in the 2013 field at the All England Club were gone, with top-seeded Novak Djokovic accounting for the last one by beating 156th-ranked qualifier Bobby Reynolds 7-6 (2), 6-3, 6-1.
"I want to go out in my peak. That's my goal. But have I peaked yet?" Williams said. "I definitely want to continue my journey to get a few more."
Saturday's victory completed the No. 1-ranked Williams' rebound from a shocking loss to 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano in the first round at Roland Garros a year ago. Since that defeat she's 74-3.
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