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Kim Clijsters Ends Her Career With Mixed Doubles Loss

Smiling right until the end in front of 2,800 buzzing fans on Court 17 at Flushing Meadows, Clijsters officially made her way into retirement Saturday night.

09/01/2012

Samantha Stosur of Australia reacts after she wins against Varvara Lepchenko of the US during their 2012 US Open women's singles match. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)

Defending Champ Sam Stosur Is Tested, But Still Ousts Lepchenko In Straights

Defending champion Sam Stosur was pushed for the first time in this year’s US Open by American Varvara Lepchenko, but dominated the second set after winning the first in a tiebreaker.

08/31/2012

Serena Williams returns a shot during the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Not Talking Retirement, Just Wins At US Open

Misty-eyed about the retirements of her fellow tennis stars, Serena Williams finds even more resolve to keep playing long past age 30.

08/30/2012

Andy Roddick of the United States speaks to the media during a press conference announcing his retirement. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Andy Roddick, The Last American Man To Win A Major, To Retire After US Open

Andy Roddick said that the US Open will be the last tournament of his career. The 2003 US Open champion and former No. 1 announced his plans to retire at a news conference on Thursday, his 30th birthday.

08/30/2012

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Liguori: All-Class Clijsters Says Goodbye To Singles Game

Kim Clijsters said that the US Open inspired her to do so well, but she inspired so many with her class and grace.

08/30/2012

Kim Clijsters

Clijsters’ Stellar Singles Career Ends With 2nd Round Loss At US Open

The four-time Grand Slam champion lost to 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, and will head into retirement after she finishes playing in doubles at Flushing Meadows.

08/29/2012

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All Eyes On Flushing: Tennis’ Best Ready For Two-Week Grind At US Open

In an Olympic year, the US Open — considered the toughest test in tennis even under normal circumstances — is essentially the season’s fifth major. That makes for quite a grueling season for the players.

08/27/2012

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U.S. Open Draw: Federer, Murray On Collision Course For Marquee Rematch

Federer beat Murray in July for his record-tying seventh championship at Wimbledon; Murray beat Federer this month on the same Centre Court grass for the gold medal.

08/23/2012

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Top-Ranked Victoria Azarenka Seeded No. 1 At U.S. Open; Serena Seeded Fourth

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka will be seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open, with 2006 champion Maria Sharapova at No. 3 and three-time winner Serena Williams at No. 4.

08/22/2012

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16th-Ranked Vera Zvonareva Withdraws From U.S. Open Due To Viral Illness

This will be the second Major tournament missed this year by Zvonareva. She pulled out of the French Open because of a right shoulder injury.

08/21/2012

Serena Williams of the United States questions the call of chair umpire Eva Asderakia while playing against Samantha Stosur of Australia during the Women's Singles Final on Day Fourteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2011. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liguori: Another ‘Heat Of The Moment,’ Losing Moment For Serena Williams

Not sure I know anybody who picked Samantha Stosur of Australia to win the US Open title, particularly against Serena Williams, three-time US Open champ and heavy favorite to win it all. But I must say, I was totally impressed with Stosur’s game.

09/12/2011

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With US Open Finals Near, Serena Williams The One To Watch

Whether or not she ends up holding the trophy at the end, Serena Williams has no competition at Flushing Meadows. She is the top personality, the woman to watch in a sport that has struggled of late to find, and hold onto, a compelling star.

WFAN–09/07/2011

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Serena Williams’ Popularity Wanes A Bit

Serena Williams insists she moved on quickly after her bad night two years ago at the U.S. Open. Some of her fans, it seems, moved on as well — without her.

WFAN–08/31/2011

Serena Williams of the US talks to US Open head referee Brian Earley after being penalized in her match against Kim Clijsters from Belgium during their Women's Semi-Final US Open match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 12, 2009 in New York.  (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Serena Williams: ‘I Don’t Think About’ ’09 Tirade

Serena Williams says she doesn’t think about her tirade at a line judge over a foot-fault call at the end of her loss to Kim Clijsters in the 2009 U.S. Open semifinals.

08/29/2011

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Maria Sharapova In Familiar Role: A Favorite At Flushing’s US Open

Kim Clijsters’ withdrawal was the latest bit of news that — on paper, at least — appeared to open things up for Maria Sharapova, a three-time major winner who, of late, has been playing her best tennis since shoulder surgery derailed her in late 2008.

WFAN–08/29/2011

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