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Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - American great Serena Williams outlasted world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka on Sunday to capture her fourth U.S. Open title.

A now 15-time Grand Slam winner, Williams won the final four games in the third set to pull out a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Azarenka at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The fourth-seeded Williams improved her record to 4-2 in championship matches at the year's final major. She was a runner-up to Aussie Samantha Stosur last year.

Azarenka was appearing in her first-ever U.S. Open final.

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