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Hey, U.S. Open: That's entertainment?

After dream men's final was thwarted, fans saw lightning-quick women's finale

Updated: July 22, 2013, 4:58 AM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- There really aren't enough opportunities to use the word "hapless," which is why we all owe Kim Clijsters a debt of gratitude for pummeling hapless Vera Zvonareva on Saturday night to a 6-2, 6-1 mess for the U.S. Open women's title.

It was, in fact, the shortest final in recorded history, dating to 1980.

Still, the last 24 hours might leave a tennis fan with a sense that something is missing, such as the other half of a tennis match for their $173 ticket. ...

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