Serena's prospects to win: real good

Updated: September 4, 2011, 2:45 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Ordinarily, Victoria Azarenka's blue eyes sparkle. Sitting on her changeover chair in Arthur Ashe Stadium, they were dead as she stared vacantly into the yawning void.

The world's No. 5-ranked women's tennis player was thoroughly flogged by Serena Williams in a first set that took all of 28 minutes. It didn't seem possible that Azarenka, who said she came out "tight," could raise the level of her game high enough to compete. But, somehow, she did.

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