World no.1 and defending champion Serena Williams will be keen to win her fifth singles crown at the Flushing Meadows, when she takes on second seed Victoria Azarenka at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in the final of the 2013 US Open.

The match will also be a repeat of last year's decider, in which the hometown girl defeated her Belarusian opponent in a thrilling three-set clash. Azarenka, 24, will be hoping for a change of fortunes this time, as she pursues her third Grand Slam title, while the 31-year-old Williams targets her 17th major in the singles event, with only Steffi Graf's all-time record of 22 Slams ahead of her.

Serena Williams

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 9.30pm BST, with Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD 1 providing live coverage in the UK. You can also catch all the scores and updates, in real time, from the tournament's official web site.


Williams entered the final after comprehensibly beating fifth seed Li Na of China 6-0 6-3 on Friday. The American is in top form at the moment, cruising past all her opponents in this tournament so far and has not even come close to dropping a set yet.

Meanwhile, Azarenka beat unseeded Italian Flavio Pennetta 6-4 6-2 on Friday, to book her place in the decider. The world no.2 faced two three-set matches in her journey to the final and encountered some tough times against Serbia's Ana Ivanoic in the fourth round and France's Alize Cornet in the third.

Victoria Azarenka


Williams leads the WTA Head-to-Head against Azarenka 13-3. The world no.1 also leads 7-0 in the Grand Slam Head-to-Heads but in overall finals they are tied at 3-3. The pair is also tied 2-2 in WTA meetings this year, with Williams winning at Brisbane and Rome, while the Belarusian triumphed at Doha and Cincinnati.

US Open History

This is Williams' seventh appearance in the final at the Flushing Meadows, having clinched the title four times. Meanwhile, for Azarenka, this is her second consecutive appearance at the US Open final, having lost last year's decider 6-2 2-6 7-5 to Williams.