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Mother's Day: Clijsters Makes History at U.S. Open 1

Posted: September 13, 2009 10:11 PM ; Updated: September 14, 2009 12:55 AM

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.

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Federer Makes U.S. Open Final but Nadal Knocked Out 1

Posted: September 13, 2009 7:11 PM ; Updated: September 13, 2009 9:38 PM

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.

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Serena Loses in Amazingly Weird Finish 4

Posted: September 12, 2009 9:56 PM ; Updated: September 13, 2009 12:56 AM

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.

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Oudin Ousted After Magical U.S. Open Run 4

Posted: September 09, 2009 9:51 PM ; Updated: September 09, 2009 10:18 PM

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.

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Another Upset! Oudin Moves on to Quarterfinals 2

Posted: September 07, 2009 2:07 PM ; Updated: September 08, 2009 12:01 AM

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.

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Clijsters Upsets Venus at U.S. Open; Nadal, Serena Win 1

Posted: September 06, 2009 4:55 PM ; Updated: September 06, 2009 5:24 PM

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.

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Roddick Goes Down at U.S. Open 3

Posted: September 05, 2009 9:05 PM ; Updated: September 06, 2009 12:02 AM

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.

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