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Pete Sampras
Sampras hasn't won a title in 18 consecutive tournaments.
Sampras' Revival Ends
Pete Sampras called last year's U.S. Open final loss to Marat Safin humiliating. After avenging himself against Safin in the semis this year, Sampras seemed to have nothing left against another young player -- Lleyton Hewitt of Australia. Hewitt won 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to take his first Grand Slam title. It's the first time in nine seasons Sampras will not take home a Grand Slam title.
  • Kirkpatrick: Hewitt's ascent overshadows Sampras

    Slam for the Century  

    Venus Williams Venus Williams' rank might not show it, but she's the best women's player, writes Greg Garber. She never dropped a set at the U.S. Open as she defeated sister Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 to win her second straight U.S. Open and Grand Slam title.
  • Gibson impressed | TV ratings strong

    Kirkpatrick: Baby sis still not ready
    Despite the anticipation -- and the celebrities -- Serena is not ready to give big sis Venus a challenge.
    Kirkpatrick: Mushing through Flushing
    How could Gustavo Kuerten lay down and expire at the feet of one of the big-match mutts of the age?
    McKendry: More lobs than winners in 'Venus Envy'
    L. Jon Wertheim's "Venus Envy" tells good stories, but can't keep up to the fast-moving game of women's tennis.
    Navratilova still shows competitive fire in doubles
    Martina Navratilova loves the retired life, but the 45-year-old is enjoying her comeback on the doubles scene.
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    6-2, 6-4



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    Lleyton Hewitt has prepared his whole life for this Grand Slam moment
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