Be sure to check out the classic match highlights on the U.S. Open website. You can watch Billie Jean King, Rosie Casals, Evonne Goolagong, Lindsay Davenport, and Katarina Srebotnik.
USTA Executive Director Gordon Smith said yesterday that constructing a roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium would be too expensive, and not that practical, considering that it does not rain often at the tournament.
Contrary to what some are saying, Serena Williams was not defaulted from her semifinal match, but for those who enjoy trivia: The last player who was defaulted at the U.S. Open was Caroline Wozniacki. In 2006, Wozniacki, a junior, won the first set of her first round match against Alexandra Panova, but then was disqualified when she allegedly shouted obscenities as a linesperson. Wozniacki denied saying anything inflammatory.
Kim Clijsters is the first wild card to ever reach the U.S. Open final.
Elena Dementieva, winner of the U.S. Open Series, has received the Order of Honor, which is awarded to Russian citizens for high achievement in government, economic production, scientific research, and sociocultural, public, and charitable activities. The award also recognizes merits in training highly skilled personnel, training the growing up generation, and the maintenance of legality and law.