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Friday, August 25
Advantage Agassi in Open final
It wasn't supposed to be like this -- Andre Agassi allegedly had the U.S. Open title sewn up when Pete Sampras and Patrick Rafter pulled out. But Todd Martin made the all-American final interesting before Agassi dominated the fifth set to pull off a 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2 win. It was Agassi's second Grand Slam title of the year.
Kathy Willens/AP photo

Serena adds doubles crown
After beating Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) to win the singles final Saturday, Serena Williams added another title Sunday, beating Chanda Rubin and Sandrine Testud with her sister Venus for the doubles title.

Agassi's amazing summer has also included a French Open title and playing in the final at Wimbledon.

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