The US Open women's final was set to see World No1 Serena Williams take on World No2 Victoria Azarenka as both women sought a second Grand Slam title this year.
The American clearly had the momentum as she had not dropped a set till this match and was the player in form. But the Belarusian not to be left behind had won the Australian Open earlier in the year which is also a hard court tournament.
On Sunday night, Serena Williams overcame a second set assault from Victoria Azarenka to win 7-5, 6-7 (6/8), 6-1. The US Open title on Sunday was the 31-year-old's fifth US Open crown and 17th Grand Slam singles title.
The 31-year-old who is just days short of her 32nd birthday also became the oldest woman to win the US Open since tennis turned professional 45 years ago.
Australian Margaret Court, who was 31 years and 55 days when she won the title in 1973 held the oldest woman crown before Williams.
Azarenka put up a fight but was unable to stop the French Open champion from winning a second Grand Slam. The 24-year-old as she collected her runners-up trophy for the second time at Flushing Meadows paid rich tribute to calling her a 'great' of tennis.
Serena has won the same number of Grand Slams now as men's record holder Roger Federer. Only Chris Evert, Steffi Graf and Margaret Court have more Grand Slams.
The American World No1 was watched as she won her home Grand Slam by former US President Bill Clinton, Hollywood stars like Hugh Jackman, Eva Longoria, singer Ricky Martin, former tennis star Boris Becker and model Miranda Kerr to name a few famous people in the stands.
Watch match point from the US Open women's final: