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Kim Clijsters of Belgium celebrates her 6-2, 6-1 win over Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the Women's Final at the US Open 2010 tennis tournament September 11, 2010 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Stomach Injury Forces Defending Champ Kim Clijsters Out Of US Open

Two-time defending U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters will not go for three in a row this year because of a stomach muscle injury.


PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05:  Champion Rafael Nadal of Spain bites the trophy following his record equaling sixth victory during the men's singles final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland on day fifteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2011 in Paris, France.  (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

With 10 Slam titles, Nadal Is Gaining On Federer

By winning four of the past five Grand Slam tournaments Rafael Nadal has raised his career haul to 10 major championships. That’s only six fewer than Rger Federer’s proudly held record of 16.


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Federer Sets Quarterfinal Record At French Open

Federer, a 16-time major champion who completed a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2009, improved on the mark he shared with Jimmy Connors. The last time Federer failed to reach the quarterfinals at a major was at the 2004 French Open.


Rafael Nadal of Spain walks off court with David Ferrer of Spain in his victory in their quarterfinal match during day ten of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Australian Open: Nadal Loses, Ends ‘Rafa Slam’ Bid

Rafael Nadal’s bid to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments is over. The injured Nadal lost his quarterfinal 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the Australian Open.


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Nadal Tops Djokovic For First US Open Title, Career Slam

The list was long. Everyone, even Rafael Nadal himself, tried to explain why he kept leaving the U.S. Open without a trophy, why it was the only Grand Slam tournament he hadn’t conquered.


Ground crew workers try to dry the court during day fourteen of the 2010 U.S. Open on September 12, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Rain Forces 3rd Straight Monday Final At US Open

The U.S. Open men’s final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was postponed because of rain Sunday, marking the third consecutive year that the season’s last Grand Slam tournament won’t finish on schedule.


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Querrey Defeats Fellow American Klahn At US Open

The 20th-seeded Sam Querrey had 19 aces but 11 double-faults. He has won four titles this year — only Rafael Nadal has more.


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Liguori: Andy Roddick Stuck In Federer’s Shadow

Do American tennis fans remember that Roddick won the US Open in 2003? Have they lost hope that he’ll win another?


Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after a point against Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia during his first round men's single's match on day two of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Wins In 3 Sets At US Open

For all of Rafael Nadal’s considerable talents with a racket in hand, the part of his game that’s most often been criticized – by himself and others – is his serve. That is quickly changing.


Roger Federer, of Switzerland, hits a winner between his legs during his opening-day match against Brian Dabul, of Argentina, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug, 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) –  Rafael Nadal, Right (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

After Busy Day 1, US Open Resumes

More Grand Slam champions are slated to play first-round matches Tuesday, including Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova during the day, and No. 1-seeded Rafael Nadal at night.
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Venus Williams Beats Italy’s Vinci In Straight Sets

Playing for the first time in two months, Venus Williams beat Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4, 6-1 Monday night to reach the U.S. Open’s second round.


Rafael Nadal of Spain smiles during a press conference held on Arthur Ashe Kids' Day prior to the start of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jaime L. Mikle/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Wants US Open For Grand Slam Resume

Rafael Nadal wants a U.S. Open title, of course. It is, after all, the only Grand Slam trophy he has yet to win.
Men’s US Open Scoreboard


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Federer Could Meet Soderling In US Open Quarters

If Roger Federer is going to reach a seventh consecutive U.S. Open title match, he might need to get past the man who ended his Grand Slam semifinal streak.


Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets looks on after surrendering a third inning grand slam to Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees on June 20, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei By The Numbers: Slams, Shutouts And Streaks

In 2006, the Mets established a club record by hitting 10 grand slams. In the nearly four calendar years since, they have it just 8 as a team while allowing 13 grand slams, 9 of which have come so far in 2010.