No. 1 Williams edges Azarenka in French Open's 3rd round

May 30, 2015 5:46 PM by Sarkis Nigolian

PARIS (AP) - Top-seeded Serena Williams won the final six games and 10 of the last 12, coming back to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Saturday in a third-round French Open match filled with momentum swings and a contentious exchange between the two players.

Azarenka played terrifically for an hour or so, going up a set and 4-2 in the second, as Williams grimaced and cursed and flubbed plenty of shots.

But Williams started to turn her game around, taking the last four games of that set. In the last one, she and Azarenka traded gestures and words over a disputed decision by the chair umpire to replay a point.

After Azarenka took a bathroom break, she came out and took a 2-0 lead in the third set. She wouldn't win another game.

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