NEW YORK (AP) -- Kim Clijsters cradled the baby in one arm, the trophy in the other.
The joy of motherhood. The joy of winning the U.S. Open.
Clijsters made history Sunday night, capping a comeback from two years out of tennis to become the first unseeded woman to win the Open -- and the first mom to win a major since 1980 -- with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki.
When it was over, Clijsters collapsed to the ground and started crying -- tears of joy, probably mixed in with a little bit of shock, too. Her 18-month-old daughter, Jada, watched from a suite with a pacifier in her mouth, but later came down to the court to take part in the celebration.More »
NEW YORK (AP) -- And for his next act ...
Roger Federer punctuated his latest U.S. Open victory Sunday with a shot he called, quite simply, the greatest of his life: a between-the-legs, back-to-the-net, cross-court winner from the baseline.More »
NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams' U.S. Open title defense ended in bizarre, ugly fashion Saturday night, when she was penalized a point on match point after yelling and shaking her racket in the direction of an official who called a foot fault.
Williams lost to unseeded, unranked Kim Clijsters 6-4, 7-5 in a semifinal that featured plenty of powerful groundstrokes by both women. No one will remember a single shot that was struck, though, because of the unusual, dramatic way it finished.More »
NEW YORK (AP) -- Melanie Oudin's magical U.S. Open is over.
Even the comeback kid couldn't overturn this deficit.
Showing signs of shakiness in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, the 17-year-old Oudin got off to a slow start against No. 9-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and never really recovered, losing 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday night.More »
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Melanie Oudin wakes up each morning these days, sharing a king-sized hotel bed with her mother, she's basically your average teen visiting the big city.
Then the 17-year-old from Marietta, Ga., gets out on court at the U.S. Open in those pink-and-yellow sneakers with the word "BELIEVE" stamped near the heel, and there is nothing ordinary at all about her.
No higher-ranked or more-accomplished opponent is too intimidating. No deficit is too daunting.
Yes, the comeback kid did it again Monday.More »
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kim Clijsters has kept her U.S. Open comeback on track with a 6-0, 0-6, 6-4 upset over third-seeded Venus Williams.
Returning to Flushing Meadows for the first time since winning here in 2005, Clijsters counterpunched against one of the game's biggest hitters and handled a blustery wind at Arthur Ashe Stadium to win Sunday's fourth-round match.More »
By Bryan Armen Graham, SI.com
NEW YORK -- The six-year drought by American men's players in Grand Slam tournaments may still be snapped at this year's U.S. Open.
But not by the most likely candidate.More »