Serena Williams best ever, but I'm closing gap, says Victoria Azarenka

Azarenka, who has held the world's top ranking, called her 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 defeat at the US Open a "learning experience" but pointed to two victories over Williams in 2013 as evidence she had the game to threaten the dominance of the 17-time grand slam singles champion.

updated: September 22, 2013 16:41 IST
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Serena Williams may pack a knockout punch and be the greatest player ever to grace women's tennis, according to Victoria Azarenka, but the world number two insists she is steadily closing the gap.

Azarenka suffered another bruising loss to the mighty American in the US Open final earlier this month in a repeat of the 2012 championship match in New York.

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