2011 US Open by the numbers

US Open Men's Final - 027

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For the fourth consecutive year, the men’s final has been played on Monday.

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Sixth defeat in a row for Nadal against Djokovic. All in 2011 and all in finals. Nadal still leads the overall series 16-13.
It would be time to have a game plan and stop playing again and again on Djokovic’s backhand, Nadal. (check out Nadal-Djokovic head-to-head here).

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Victories for Djokovic in 2011, against two losses.

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Sam Stosur ended a 31-year drought for Australian women when she became the first since Evonne Goolagong at Wimbledon in 1980, to capture a Grand Slam on Monday.
Goolagong didn’t wait long to congratulate her, texting Sam Stosur moments after her US Open win to say: “Twinkletoes, you finally have got what you deserved”
Next challenge for Sam: win the Australian Open in front of her home crowd. Last Aussie to capture the title is Chris O’Neil who surprised everybody for her one and only career title at the Open in 1978.

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Serena can keep behaving like an asshole: her latest outburst during the US Open final cost her only $2000. Her behavior is simply indefensible.
Chris Evert said she “was so surprised how disrespectful and rude” Williams was to umpire Eva Asderaki and called the $2,000 hit “like dinner for Serena.”
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After that first set I kind of sat down and I could feel my heart pounding out of my chest, and I thought, Okay, I’m a set up now; I’ve got a chance to win one out of the next two and I’ve got a chance.

What a surprise at Flushing Meadows! Sam Stosur stunned Serena Williams 6-2 6-3 to capture her first Grand Slam title.
Sam totally overwhelmed Serena from first point on.
She is the first Australian woman to win a Grand Slam since Evonne Goolagong (Wimbledon 1980) and the first US Open since Margaret Smith Court in 1973.

Congrats to Sam for her well deserved victory!

Sam Stosur, 2011 US Open champion

Novak Djokovic’ road to the final

Round Opponent Score
R1 Conor Niland 6-0, 5-1 ret
R2 Carlos Berlocq 6-0, 6-0, 6-2
R3 Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
R4 Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6(14), 6-4, 6-2
QF Janko Tipsarevic 7-6(2), 6-7(3), 6-0, 3-0
SF Roger Federer 6-7(7), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5

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Serena Williams’ road to the final

Round Opponent Score
R1 Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 6-1
R2 Michaella Krajicek 6-1, 6-0
R3 Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 7-6(5)
R4 Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-4
QF Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5, 6-1
SF Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4

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