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|U.S. Open, Men and Women's Results
|NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time since 2001, there is a repeat winner at the women's final at the U.S. Open.
That someone is Kim Clijsters. The second ranked Belgian crushed No. 7 Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-2, 6-1 to earn back to back titles at Flushing Meadows. She's the first back to back women's U.S. Open champion since Venus Williams did it in 2000 and 2001.
Clijsters has a 21-match winning streak at the U.S. Open, which she also won in 2005. She missed the tournament in 2006 because of injuries, and skipped it the next two years while taking time off to get married and have a baby.
Men's top seed Rafael Nadal has advanced to today's title match at the U.S. Open. The Spaniard defeated 12th seed Mikhail Youzhny, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to earn his first appearance in a U.S. Open final. Nadal needs to win the Open to complete a personal Grand Slam of all four major events.
He will face third-seed Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. Djokovic upset second-seed Roger Federer 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5. It's the second time Djokovic has reached the U.S. Open final. He lost in the finals to Federer three years ago. Djokovic fought off two match points. Nadal owns eight Grand Slam titles but has never played in a U.S. Open final.
This is the first time since 2003 that Federer won't be in the U.S. Open final. He had won five straight titles from 2004 through 2008 before losing in the final last year.
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