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Saturday, 8 September, 2001, 23:46 GMT 00:46 UK
Gamewatch: Venus v Serena
Game-by-game action as Venus Williams defeats sister Serena 6-2 6-4 to win her second US Open final.

Second set: Venus 6-4 Serena

An unforced error takes the score to 40-15, giving Venus two championship points. The reigning champion converts the first of them to win her second consecutive US Open title.
Venus 6-4 Serena

Venus breaks here sister's serve yet again. Two double faults by Serena gifts her sister the game and Venus will now serve for the match.
Venus 5-4 Serena

Venus wins her service game but Serena, playing her best tennis of the match, pushes her hard.
Venus 4-4 Serena

The sisters contest a scintillating rally that delights the packed Arthur Ashe Stadium. Serena's 30th unforced error of the match hands Venus a break point, which she fails to convert. Serena eventually wins the game with an ace.
Venus 3-4 Serena

Serena strikes back with a display of gutsy, determined tennis to break her sister once again.
Venus 3-3 Serena

Venus breaks back straight away. The 21-year-old wins a break point, which Serena saves to take the game to deuce. But a sloppy unforced error by Serena hands her sister another break point, which she converts. Serena unleashes a scream of frustration at immediately losing another service game.
Venus 3-2 Serena

Serena fights back from 30-0 down to force her first break point of the set, which she wins courtesy of a Venus forehand error.
Venus 2-2 Serena

Serena at last begins to stamp her authority on the contest, winning her service game to love. The final point was won with an exquisite lob.
Venus 2-1 Serena

Playing with controlled power, Venus consolidates her position of strength by holding her serve.
Venus 2-0 Serena

Venus breaks Serena to immediately wrestle the intitiative in the second set. Serena fails to win a point in the game.
Venus 1-0 Serena

First set: Venus 6-2 Serena

Serving for the set, Venus wins the game with ease, losing just one point. Too may unforced errors are beginning to creep into Serena's game.
Venus 6-2 Serena

The game goes to deuce and Venus wins her second break point but Serena hits a cross-court winner. However, Venus immediately wins another break point and Serena, under intense pressure, double faults.
Venus 5-2 Serena

Serena immediately tries to break back. A double fault and an unforced error by Venus gives her opponent a 30-15 lead but the elder Williams sister powers through to hold her serve.
Venus 4-2 Serena

A combination of a double fault and two forehand errors by Serena hands Venus her first break point, which she converts.
Venus 3-2 Serena

Venus wins her service game to love.
Venus 2-2 Serena

Serena serves a 119 miles per hour ace and smashes some awesome groundstrokes as she comfortably wins her service game.
Venus 1-2 Serena

Venus loses the first two points of her first service game but bounces back to level at 30-30. The game goes to deuce and, after surviving the first break point of the final, Venus wins to level the score.
Venus 1-1 Serena

Serena Williams, serving first, wins the first point of the final. Serena comfortably takes the game, losing just one point.
Venus 0-1 Serena

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