>> Sep 9, 2008
The great news is that Roger Federer of Switzerland sweeps Andy Murray for fifth U.S. Open title. This is his 13th major title, one short of tying Pete Sampras for most men's Grand Slam tournament titles. He won the finals defeating first-time Grand Slam finalist Andy Murray of Scotland in 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 fashion. It made Federer the first player with five consecutive U.S. Open titles since Bill Tilden won six between 1920 and 1925. It made Federer the first player to win five consecutive titles at two different Grand Slam tournaments because he won five consecutive Wimbledon titles between 2003 and 2007. It gave Federer 13 Grand Slam titles, halving his deficit behind Pete Sampras' record 14. It gave Federer 34 consecutive match victories at Flushing Meadows, 35 if you count a walkover in the fourth round of the 2004 tournament.
She won her finals 6-4, 7-5. That gave Williams her third U.S. Open title, her ninth Grand Slam singles title and, more poignantly, her first U.S. Open title since 2002 and her first Slam title since January 2007.
A woman who at 17 won a U.S. Open and looked almost disbelieving won a U.S. Open at 26 Sunday night and commenced thoroughly hopping.
So this Serena Williams hopped and hopped and hopped, seven hops in all, her euphoria suggestive of the wait it took to attain it!
These wins really matter to both of them, as Fed is eying on regaining the Number 1 spot. Important for Serena to establish herself as a strong player as she lost in the Wimbledon to her sister.