Roger Federer returned to the site of his past glories Monday evening to defeat Scotsman Andy Murray, 6-2, 7-5, 6-2.
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Federer became the first man to win five titles in a row at the U.S. Open and at Wimbledon.
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Federer breezed past the 21-year-old Murray in the opening set, outlasted his rundown opponent in the second and briskly put an end to Murray's dreams of a first Grand Slam title in the third.
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"Cab drivers here scream out that I'm still the guy," Federer said of playing in New York. "There's a warmth here."
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Serena Williams outlasted Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 7-5 Sunday night in a thrill-a-minute match chock full of marvelous strokes and momentum swings to win her third U.S. Open championship and ninth Grand Slam title.
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Serena Williams flung her racket straight up and jumped for joy, hopping and skipping and screaming and generally looking like someone who had just won her first U.S. Open title or earned her debut at No. 1.
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As the women met at the net after the match finally ended, Williams felt compelled to say to the vanquished Jelena Jankovic, "I'm sorry I got so excited."
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"I think this title meant more to Serena than any title she's ever won," said Richard Williams, her father and coach.
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Williams' previous Grand Slam title came in January 2007, at the Australian Open.
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"I felt I had her. I had her, because she was really tired at the end of the second set," Jankovic said. "Who knows what would have happened if I had got into a third set? I probably would have had the upper hand. But who knows?"
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As good as the second-seeded Jankovic is at retrieving balls and extending points, Williams can do that with the best of them, too. That led to point after point lasting more than a dozen shots as both women scurried around Arthur Ashe Stadium, their sneakers squeaking loudly.
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The fourth-seeded Williams finished with 44 winners, 29 more than Jankovic, and smacked serves at up to 120 mph, a 14 mph edge over her opponent's fastest.
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