Serena and Vika's mutual respect society

Updated: October 15, 2014, 1:21 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW

NEW YORK - The idea that Serena Williams and her US Open finals opponent Victoria Azarenka are good friends is amusing to Williams' coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.

"Of course they have a good relationship, but it's difficult to have real friends," he said this week. "So, they're not real friends, but they appreciate each other, they're joking; they are friends, but as much as they can be because they're competing at the highest level.

"But they wouldn't go ...

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