Chaos detracts from riveting encounter
NEW YORK -- We may disagree on whether Serena Williams is the real No. 1 in women's tennis, but we all knew the U.S. Open semifinal that pitted her against Kim Clijsters would look like a real final, played by two former winners in the time slot originally allotted for the championship.
The jaw-dropping way in which the match ended simply makes Sunday night's final even more of an anticlimax. And no matter what transpired to lead up to that moment -- a questionable foot-fault call, an ...
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2009 U.S. Open
Women's singles: Kim Clijsters, Belgium
Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott, United States
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