Victoria Azarenka upbeat despite defeat

Belarus tennis player Victoria Azarenka celebrates winning against Germany's Dinah Pfizenmaier during their 2013 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 27, 2013
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Victoria Azarenka is staying positive despite her three-set defeat to Serena Williams in the final of the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

Victoria Azarenka has said that there are plenty of positives to take from her three-set defeat to Serena Williams in the final of the US Open.

The 24-year-old battled back from a set and two breaks down in the second to force a decider at Flushing Meadows, but ultimately came up short on a wind-swept night in New York.

"She's a champion," Azarenka told reporters. "She knows what it takes to get there. I know that feeling, too.

"I will not think of how tough is this loss going to reflect on me. I'm just going to take the best out of what happened today, because there are a lot of positive things.

"What's negative is the result. But to see how much you rise to the occasion compared to the other matches, I think it's pretty remarkable."

Azarenka also lost to Williams in last year's final.

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka at the US Open
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