The world number one triumphed 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 over the Greek 22-year-old who was playing in his first Slam final.
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The 27-year-old world number three, beaten in his first three Grand Slam finals, started as favourite in this brutal and nerve-jangling match
The 22-year-old won the US Open in 2016 and Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017
Williams looked supreme in the first set as a US Open final rematch against Naomi Osaka beckoned but Azarenka fought back superbly to win 1-6 6-3 6-3.
The 23-times Grand Slam winner came up short in the second set tie-break, with her power serve abandoning her when she needed it most
Djokovic, who has already been stripped of his $250,000 (£190,000) in prize money for reaching the last-16, was given a further punishment by tournament organisers for his actions on court against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.
This was after a point loss during the first set of his match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta.
“It was intense, I have to say. We always have some really incredible matches and it brings out the best of my fitness when I play Sloane,” said Williams
The four-time winner at Flushing Meadows does not want to travel to the United States for the event, which begins on August 31, while COVID-19 cases are on the rise.
The tournament is set to be the first major to take place since the coronavirus pandemic struck, but Nadal has decided the risk is too great.
Former world number one Andy Murray made this disclosure in an interview granted in London.
The 25-year-old, who has been critical of fellow players for flouting lockdown rules, announced his withdrawal on social media.
“It’s not safe for players to go from the semi-finals or final in New York… and then play in Madrid at altitude on clay when they haven’t competed for a long time,” Murray told a news conference during the “Battle of the Brits” charity tournament
The changes have come as professional tennis gears up to emerge from the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
“Ultimately, I really cannot wait to return to New York and play the U.S. Open 2020,” Williams said in a video message played during a United States Tennis Association news conference to confirm that the August 31 to September 13 tournament will proceed without fans.
The US Open, scheduled to begin on August 31, will be the first Grand Slam to be played after the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the season in March
The former couple bought the property in 1995, spending many years there before divorcing after Tyson’s alleged infidelity.
Coco Gauff stunned Naomi Osaka to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal eased himself into the Australian Open second round to begin his bid for a record-tying 20th grand-slam title.