2009 US Open (tennis)

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2009 US Open
US Open tennis 2009 poster.jpg
Date:   August 31 – September 14
Edition:   129th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Hardcourt
Location:   New York City, USA
Champions
Men's Singles
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
Women's Singles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Men's Doubles
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý / India Leander Paes
Women's Doubles
United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles
United States Carly Gullickson / United States Travis Parrott
Boys' Singles
Australia Bernard Tomic
Girls' Singles
United Kingdom Heather Watson
Boys' Doubles
Hungary Márton Fucsovics / Chinese Taipei Hsieh Cheng-peng
Girls' Doubles
Russia Valeria Solovieva / Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United Kingdom Peter Norfolk
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stephane Houdet / Sweden Stefan Olsson
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Korie Homan / Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United States Nicholas Taylor / United States David Wagner
US Open
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The 2009 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts, held from August 31 to September 14, 2009 in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, New York City, United States. Originally, it was scheduled to end with the men's singles final match on Sunday, September 13, but due to rain the tournament was extended by one day. Like the Australian Open, the tournament featured night matches.

Former World No. 1 and 2005 US Open women's singles champion, Kim Clijsters, competed in the 2009 US Open[1] after being granted a wild card entry, returning to professional tennis after more than two years of retirement. She made it to the women's singles semi-finals, where she knocked out the defending champion Serena Williams in controversial circumstances. In the final, Clijsters defeated Caroline Wozniacki, the first Dane, man or woman, to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open Era, in straight sets: 7–5, 6–3. Clijsters thus became the first mother to win a Grand Slam since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980. In the process, she also became the first unseeded player and wildcard to win the tournament.

In the men's singles final, five-time defending champion Roger Federer lost to Argentina's Juan Martín del Potro in a match lasting over four hours.

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day[edit]

The Arthur Ashe Kids' Day was held on August 29, 2009, prior to the start of the tournament. It featured an exhibition tennis match involving American player Andy Roddick and Great Britain's Andy Murray, who were joined by actor and comedian Will Ferrell. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks performed her hit single "Battlefield", along with rising stars Honor Society and Justin Bieber. There were also tennis matches and contests featuring Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, and James Blake. The popular tennis and music festival, which included interactive games, musical entertainment and tennis clinics, was hosted by television personalities Susie Castillo and Quddus.[2]

Singles players[edit]

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Player of the Day[edit]

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Day 1 (August 31)[edit]

Simon Greul serving to Giovanni Lapentti in Round 1

The first day of the tournaments saw many seeds get through pretty easily in straight sets: Roger Federer, James Blake, Lleyton Hewitt, Nikolay Davydenko and Radek Štěpánek. The day also produced a couple of upsets, when Mikhail Youzhny continued 26th seeded Paul-Henri Mathieu's horrible US Open record by beating him in four. While, tall American John Isner did the same to 28th seeded Victor Hănescu by ending the Romanian's 2009 bid in three with the second set going to a tie-break 16-14. The exciting day continued with a couple of five-set marathons, with Simon Greul defeating Giovanni Lapentti, Guillermo García López out-lasting Peter Polansky, and Jan Hernych surviving against Rainer Schüttler. The days last match featured America's hope Andy Roddick prevailing over Björn Phau in straight sets in a match that started at 11:00 pm.[17]

Venus Williams returns against Vera Dushevina on the opening day

On the women's side, former world no. 1 Kim Clijsters opened the play, winning over Viktoriya Kutuzova losing only two games. Joining her were defending 2009 Wimbledon and Australian Open champion Serena Williams, Amélie Mauresmo, Victoria Azarenka, Flavia Pennetta, Elena Vesnina, Agnieszka Radwańska, Li Na and Marion Bartoli who all won in two sets. Australian Samantha Stosur was pushed by veteran player Ai Sugiyama in three sets, Daniela Hantuchová got past American Meghann Shaughnessy in three as well. In the first night match, Venus Williams was able to claw her way to avoid an upset to win against Russian Vera Dushevina in a very close three-setter. Venus committed four foot faults in the match.[18] With Venus and Serena getting past the first round, a few American players saw success on the women's side with Vania King, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and Jill Craybas getting to the second round. Austrian and 28th seeded Sybille Bammer, who defeated Serena Williams in Cincinnati, and 25th seeded Kaia Kanepi were the only casualties of the day.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[19]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Belgium Kim Clijsters [WC] Ukraine Viktoriya Kutuzova 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round Switzerland Roger Federer [1] United States Devin Britton [WC] 6–1, 6–3, 7–5
Women's Singles 1st Round United States Serena Williams [2] United States Alexa Glatch [WC] 6–4, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round United States Venus Williams [3] Russia Vera Dushevina 6–7(5), 7–5, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round United States Andy Roddick [5] Germany Björn Phau 6–1, 6–4, 6–2
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Belarus Victoria Azarenka [8] Romania Alexandra Dulgheru 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round United States John Isner Romania Victor Hănescu [28] 6–1, 7–6(14), 7–6(5)
Women's Singles 1st Round France Amélie Mauresmo [17] Germany Tatjana Malek 6–3, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round United States James Blake [21] Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 6–1, 6–4, 7–5
Women's Singles 1st Round Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová [22] United States Meghann Shaughnessy 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round Russia Mikhail Youzhny France Paul-Henri Mathieu [26] 2–6, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Italy Flavia Pennetta Romania Edina Gallovits 6–0, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round Russia Vera Zvonareva [7] Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives 6–0, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round Australia Lleyton Hewitt [31] Brazil Thiago Alves 6–0, 6–3, 6–4
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 2 (September 1)[edit]

On the men's side, many seeded players got through in straight sets: 2008 US Open runner-up Andy Murray, 2008 Australian Open Champion Novak Djokovic, Tomáš Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando González, and Fernando Verdasco. No. 30 seed Victor Troicki survived a five-set scare, 6-3, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6, 6-1. However, some seeds failed to be as lucky and fell in the first round with Ivo Karlović falling to Iván Navarro and Igor Andreev falling to American Jesse Witten, both in straight sets, while Stanislas Wawrinka fell in five. American players were once again successful, with 5 out of the 11 getting past the first round: Sam Querrey, Kevin Kim, Jesse Witten, Jesse Levine, and Taylor Dent.

On the women's side, the first major upset of the tournament occurred with Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko upsetting 11th seed and former world no. 1 Ana Ivanovic. Ivanovic committed 50 unforced errors. In the second round, her sister Alona Bondarenko, 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, Maria Sharapova, Elena Dementieva, Nadia Petrova and Tathiana Garbin all advanced. Other seeded players that were eliminated in the first round were 32nd seed Ágnes Szávay, losing to Israeli Shahar Pe'er in straight sets, Alisa Kleybanova, losing to Petra Kvitová in three and Virginie Razzano losing to Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets. Day 2 was a good day for women American players with three out of five getting through: Melanie Oudin, Shenay Perry, and Christina McHale. However, world no. 1 Dinara Safina struggled in her match against Olivia Rogowska but manage to survive, winning in three sets[20]

On the doubles side, the day was led by 2nd seeded Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić, who won in straight sets, and the only seeds that were eliminated were No. 15 seed Stephen Huss and Ross Hutchins

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[21]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova [6] Germany Julia Görges 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Russia Dinara Safina [1] Australia Olivia Rogowska [WC] 6–7(5), 6–2, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round Serbia Novak Djokovic [4] Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round Russia Maria Sharapova [29] Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 6–3, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round United Kingdom Andy Murray [2] Latvia Ernests Gulbis 7–5, 6–3, 7–5
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [9] Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva 6–4, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [17] United States Wayne Odesnik 7–5, 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round Serbia Jelena Janković [5] Italy Roberta Vinci 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round United States Sam Querrey [22] United States Michael Yani [Q] 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko Serbia Ana Ivanovic [11] 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7)
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [7] United States Chase Buchanan 6–0, 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round United States Melanie Oudin Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round Croatia Marin Čilić [16] United States Ryan Sweeting 7–6(2), 6–4, 7–6(4)
Women's Singles 1st Round Russia Elena Dementieva [4] France Camille Pin 6–1, 6–2
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 3 (September 2)[edit]

The men's side saw Rafael Nadal playing his first match at the 2009 US Open and winning against his friend Richard Gasquet. He was joined by no. 1 seed Roger Federer, Juan Martín del Potro, Gaël Monfils, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Gilles Simon, who all won in straight, while David Ferrer, Nicolás Almagro and American Robby Ginepri won in 4. Joining them was Austrian Jürgen Melzer, who defeated Marat Safin in Safin's last Grand Slam match.[22]

On the women's side, upsets continued with Amélie Mauresmo falling to Aleksandra Wozniak, Anabel Medina Garrigues losing to Kirsten Flipkens, and dark horse favorite Australian Samantha Stosur losing to American Vania King,[23] all in straight sets, while Marion Bartoli and Agnieszka Radwańska both fell to resurging players Kim Clijsters and Maria Kirilenko in three. However, the day also saw half of the seeds getting through easily and was led by former champion Venus Williams and Flavia Pennetta, who won in double bagel, Victoria Azarenka, Francesca Schiavone, Elena Vesnina, and Li Na. The day ended for the first time in over 30 years in the US Open history by a women's match, which saw Serena Williams dispatching Melinda Czink in just 53 minutes.[24]

On the doubles side, there were a couple of major upsets: sixth seeded Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski, fell in their opening round, as well as unseeded world no. 8 in doubles Lisa Raymond and her partner Shenay Perry.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[25]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Canada Aleksandra Wozniak France Amélie Mauresmo [17] 6–4, 6–0
Women's Singles 2nd Round United States Venus Williams [3] United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round Spain Rafael Nadal [3] France Richard Gasquet 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round Switzerland Roger Federer [1] Germany Simon Greul 6–3, 7–5, 7–5
Women's Singles 2nd Round United States Serena Williams [2] Hungary Melinda Czink 6–1, 6–1
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Italy Flavia Pennetta [10] India Sania Mirza 6–0, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round Austria Jürgen Melzer Russia Marat Safin 1–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Women's Singles 2nd Round Belgium Kim Clijsters [WC] France Marion Bartoli [14] 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [6] Argentina Juan Mónaco 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round France Gaël Monfils [13] France Jérémy Chardy 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round Russia Vera Zvonareva [7] Russia Anna Chakvetadze 3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round Belarus Victoria Azarenka [8] Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round United States Vania King Australia Samantha Stosur [15] 7–5, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round Australia Lleyton Hewitt [31] Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 4 (September 3)[edit]

Day 4 continued the success of the top men's seeds, with no. 4 seed Novak Djokovic dispatching Carsten Ball 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. He was joined by 2009 French Open runner-up Robin Söderling, 2009 French Open semifinalist Tommy Haas, 2009 Hamburg Open Champion Nikolay Davydenko, Philipp Kohlschreiber, and Tommy Robredo. The Americans once again took advantage of their home court, with four of them winning their matches: James Blake surviving against Olivier Rochus in four, with Blake committing 53 unforced errors, John Isner, Jesse Witten, and Sam Querrey. Andy Roddick once again got through easily against Marc Gicquel 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. He produced 33 winners and only 10 unforced errors in the last match of the night.

The women's side received a lot of buzz, with 17-year-old American Melanie Oudin upsetting hot favorite and US Open Series champion Elena Dementieva in the second round. Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan upset last year's runner-up Jelena Janković in three sets.[26] Seeded players who joined Dementieva and Janković were Alona Bondarenko, who lost to Gisela Dulko, and Patty Schnyder, who lost in straight sets, while Sabine Lisicki lost in three to the last Australian and qualifier on the draw Anastasia Rodionova. No. 1 seed Dinara Safina once again survived a scare from Kristina Barrois, winning 6(5)–7, 6–2, 6–3. However, a few seeded players got through quite easily, led by Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova, Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, and Danish player Caroline Wozniacki. Unseeded players who got through in straight sets were Kateryna Bondarenko, who eliminated Ivanovic, Shahar Pe'er, Sara Errani, and Petra Kvitová.

On the doubles side, it was the opposite, with all of the women's doubles seeds getting through. However, on the men's side, the highest seeded players who fell were no. 9 seeded Łukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach, losing to veteran doubles players Leoš Friedl and Jaroslav Levinský.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[27]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round United States Melanie Oudin Russia Elena Dementieva [4] 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova Serbia Jelena Janković [5] 6–3, 6–7(4), 7–6(6)
Men's Singles 2nd Round United States James Blake [21] Belgium Olivier Rochus 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(6), 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round Russia Maria Sharapova [29] United States Christina McHale [WC] 6–2, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round United States Andy Roddick [5] France Marc Gicquel 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Russia Dinara Safina [1] Germany Kristina Barrois 6–7(5), 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round United States Sam Querrey [22] United States Kevin Kim 7–5, 6–7(6), 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 2nd Round Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova [6] Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round Serbia Novak Djokovic [4] Australia Carsten Ball [Q] 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round Germany Tommy Haas [20] United States Robert Kendrick 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(3)
Women's Singles 2nd Round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [9] Croatia Petra Martić 6–1, 6–0
Women's Doubles 1st Round United States Serena Williams [4]
United States Venus Williams [4]
Germany Julia Görges
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–2, 6–2
Men's Doubles 1st Round United States Bob Bryan [1]
United States Mike Bryan [1]
Argentina José Acasuso
Argentina Martín Vassallo Argüello
6–3, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round United States John Isner Turkey Marsel Ilhan 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(1)
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 5 (September 4)[edit]

The fifth day of the US Open saw many seeds struggle on the men's side, with no. 30 seed Viktor Troicki losing to Julien Benneteau in four sets, and no. 18 seed David Ferrer losing to José Acasuso in five sets. This day also saw Rafael Nadal[28] and Andy Murray struggle with their matches, with both of them being pushed to four sets. A couple of seeds were also pushed to four: Tomáš Berdych and Fernando González. No. 24 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero and no. 16 seed Marin Čilić both survived their matches, despite losing the first two sets. Many victors were pushed to five sets: Nicolás Almagro, a returning Taylor Dent, and Denis Istomin. Although many seeds struggled, French seeds got through easily with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gaël Monfils, and Gilles Simon winning their Matches on straight sets. They were joined by Argentine Juan Martín del Potro, who also won in straight sets.

On the women's side, there were not a lot of surprises, except Victoria Azarenka, who fell to Italian Francesca Schiavone in three sets after Azarenka double-faulted on a match point.[29] The rest of the matches were all won in straight sets, led by Serena Williams, who defeated María José Martínez Sánchez, who had a controversial match at the 2009 French Open. She was joined by Daniela Hantuchová, who crushed American Vania King, Li Na, Kim Clijsters, Flavia Pennetta, and Venus Williams. One seeded player, Elena Vesnina, was eliminated, but it wasn't a major shocker, as she fell to 7th seed Vera Zvonareva.

On the doubles side, there were no major surprises on the men's side, but on the women's side, seventh seeded Su-Wei Hsieh and Shuai Peng were ousted by the American team of Alexa Glatch and Carly Gullickson. They were followed by no. 14 seed Sania Mirza and Francesca Schiavone, who lost to Shahar Pe'er and Gisela Dulko in a tight three-setter

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[30]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová [22] United States Vania King [WC] 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd Round United States Serena Williams [2] Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 6–3, 7–5
Men's Singles 2nd Round United Kingdom Andy Murray [2] Chile Paul Capdeville 6–2, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd Round United States Venus Williams [3] Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–2, 7–5
Men's Singles 2nd Round Spain Rafael Nadal [3] Germany Nicolas Kiefer 6–0, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round Italy Flavia Pennetta [10] Canada Aleksandra Wozniak 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [6] Austria Jürgen Melzer 7–6(6), 6–3, 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round Spain Nicolás Almagro [32] United States Robby Ginepri 6–7(7), 6–2, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round Belgium Kim Clijsters [WC] Belgium Kirsten Flipkens 6–0, 6–2
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [7] Finland Jarkko Nieminen 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round Italy Francesca Schiavone [26] Belarus Victoria Azarenka [8] 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd Round China Li Na [18] Russia Maria Kirilenko 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round United States Taylor Dent Spain Iván Navarro 6–4, 5–7, 6–7(1), 7–5, 7–6(9)
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 6 (September 5)[edit]

Five-time defending champion Swiss Roger Federer took out the 2001 Champion Lleyton Hewitt in four sets after losing the first to set up a match-up with Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the fourth round, who beat American James Blake in three sets. Swede Robin Söderling took out the young American Sam Querrey in four sets in order to advance to face Russian Nikolay Davydenko in the fourth round, who won his match against Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli in straight sets. One-time slam champion Novak Djokovic won in a four-set match after losing the first set against American qualifier Jesse Witten in order to advance to the fourth round against Czech Radek Štěpánek, who won in a match against German Philipp Kohlschreiber in four sets after losing the first. Spaniard Fernando Verdasco sent German Tommy Haas packing in a brutal five-set match, Verdasco met American John Isner in the next round because Isner eliminated the 2003 champion Andy Roddick from the tournament in another five-set battle.[31]

American Melanie Oudin defeated three-time slam champion and 2006 US Open Champion Russian Maria Sharapova in three sets, losing the first and winning the next two to advance into the fourth round. Russian Nadia Petrova defeated Chinese Zheng Jie 6-4, 6-1 to set up a match with Melanie Oudin in the fourth round. Danish Caroline Wozniacki took out doubles partner Romanian Sorana Cîrstea in the third round in 6-3, 6-2, which allowed her to set up a match with Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round, after Kuznetsova beat Israeli Shahar Pe'er 7-5, 6-1. Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko bested Australian qualifier Anastasia Rodionova in the third round 7-6(4), 6-4, which allowed her to meet Argentine Gisela Dulko, who beat Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-4. Czech Petra Kvitová took down top-seeded world no. 1 Russian Dinara Safina[32] in three up-and-down sets 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(5). This set up a fourth-round match with Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, who took down Italian Sara Errani with a score of 6-3, 6-4.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[33]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round Switzerland Roger Federer [1] Australia Lleyton Hewitt [31] 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round United States Melanie Oudin Russia Maria Sharapova [29] 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
Men's Singles 3rd Round United States John Isner United States Andy Roddick [5] 7–6(3), 6–3, 3–6, 5–7, 7–6(5)
Men's Singles 3rd Round Spain Tommy Robredo [14] United States James Blake [21] 7–6(2), 6–4, 6–4
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round Serbia Novak Djokovic [4] United States Jesse Witten [Q] 6–7(2), 6–3, 7–6(2), 6–4
Men's Singles 3rd Round Spain Fernando Verdasco [10] Germany Tommy Haas [20] 3–6, 7–5, 7–6(8), 1–6, 6–4
Women's Doubles 2nd Round United States Serena Williams [4]
United States Venus Williams [4]
Chinese Taipei Yung-Jan Chan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Russia Dinara Safina [1] 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(5)
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek [15] Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber [23] 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles 3rd Round Russia Nadia Petrova [13] China Zheng Jie [21] 6–4, 6–1
Men's Singles 3rd Round Sweden Robin Söderling [12] United States Sam Querrey [22] 6–2, 7–5, 6–7(6), 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova [6] Israel Shahar Pe'er 7–5, 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [9] Romania Sorana Cîrstea [24] 6–3, 6–2
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 7 (September 6)[edit]

Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Nicolás Almagro played in a third-round match which was won in straight sets by Rafael Nadal, who would face Frenchman Gaël Monfils in the fourth round. Monfils beat Argentine José Acasuso in straight sets. Chilean Fernando González won in straight sets against Czech Tomáš Berdych and would face Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau in straight sets. Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero won over higher-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon. Ferrero advanced to play Argentine Juan Martín del Potro, who won in four sets over Austrian Daniel Köllerer. Croatian Marin Čilić won in three easy sets over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan to face Briton Andy Murray, who beat American Taylor Dent in three sets.

Elena Vesnina in a doubles match with Maria Kirilenko

American Serena Williams beat Slovakian Daniela Hantuchová in two sets that totaled 64 minutes of action to face in the quarterfinals Italian Flavia Pennetta, who beat Russian Vera Zvonareva. Zvonareva had six match points in the second set, but had a meltdown and lost the third set 6-0.[34] Chinese Li Na won in two sets over Italian Francesca Schiavone. Na advanced to play wild-card Belgian Kim Clijsters, who took down third-seeded Venus Williams in three sets after two love games, 6-0 for Clijsters and 0-6 for Venus Williams. The third set went to Clijsters in one break of Venus's serve 6-4.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[35]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round United States Serena Williams [2] Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová [22] 6–2, 6–0
Men's Singles 3rd Round Spain Rafael Nadal [3] Spain Nicolás Almagro [32] 7–5, 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 4th Round Belgium Kim Clijsters [WC] United States Venus Williams [3] 6–0, 0–6, 6–4
Women's Singles 4th Round Italy Flavia Pennetta [10] Russia Vera Zvonareva [7] 3–6, 7–6(6), 6–0
Men's Singles 3rd Round United Kingdom Andy Murray [2] United States Taylor Dent 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero [24] France Gilles Simon [9] 1–6, 6–4, 7–6(5), 1–0 Ret.
Women's Singles 4th Round China Li Na [18] Italy Francesca Schiavone [26] 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 3rd Round Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [6] Austria Daniel Köllerer 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Women's Doubles 3rd Round United States Serena Williams [4]
United States Venus Williams [4]
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6–4, 6–2
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles 3rd Round Russia Maria Kirilenko [10]
Russia Elena Vesnina [10]
United States Alexa Glatch
United States Carly Gullickson
7–6(3), 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Chile Fernando González [11] Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [17] 7–5, 6–4, 6–4
Men's Singles 3rd Round France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [7] France Julien Benneteau 7–6(4), 6–2, 6–4
Men's Singles 3rd Round France Gaël Monfils [13] Argentina José Acasuso 6–3, 6–4, 1–0 Ret.
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Day 8 (September 7)[edit]

Swede Robin Söderling advanced to the quarterfinals with a retirement of Russian Nikolay Davydenko to face the Swiss Roger Federer, who beat Spaniard Tommy Robredo in straight sets. This would mark the third time the duo of Federer and Söderling has met in a Grand Slam in 2009, including the 2009 French Open final and the 2009 Wimbledon Championships fourth round, which were both won by Federer. Spaniard Fernando Verdasco beat American John Isner to advance into the quarterfinals, which means for the first time in US Open history no American male advanced into the quarterfinals of the tournament.[36] Verdasco would face Serbian Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals because Djokovic took down Czech Radek Štěpánek in straight sets. After defeating Štěpánek, Djokovic provided a light-hearted moment for the crowd along with former tennis great and current commentator John McEnroe. Djokovic began by impersonating McEnroe, who grew up in the nearby Queens neighborhood of Douglaston. He then motioned for McEnroe to come down from the press box; McEnroe obliged, mimicking some of Djokovic's mannerisms before the two played a few points. The two then embraced at the net.

The first match featured Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko making quick work of Argentine Gisela Dulko in double-bagel sets in 47 minutes. Dulko had beaten Bondarenko's sister, Alona Bondarenko, in the second round. with Dulko making 20 unforced errors compared to Bondarenko's 6, while Bondarenko made 17 winners to Dulko's 7[37] Melanie Oudin's Cinderella story continues at the 2009 US Open. The 17-year-old Georgia native's incredible run is still going strong, as Oudin advanced to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 come-from-behind win over No. 13 seed Nadia Petrova. On her third match point, Oudin hit a screaming forehand crosscourt winner that landed out of Petrova's reach. The second the ball hit the open court, she raised her arms and dropped her racket, with the entire crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium on its feet and erupting in celebration. But the cheers were not only limited to the main show court. Petrova dominated through the beginning stages of the match, using her power baseline game to stun the young American. An opening service break was the only time Petrova dropped a game in the first set. But it wasn’t until the second set that her game started to fall apart, and she just could not keep the ball in play. Petrova hit a staggering 59 unforced errors on the match, 25 of which came in the second set, and another 22 in the third. The second set saw Oudin take a quick 5-0 lead in the breaker, capitalizing on the Russian's errors. A Petrova forehand that sailed wide gave the American the set. Petrova served to stay in the match at 5-3, saving two match points. But on Oudin's third match point, she fired a solid crosscourt forehand, a shot that she relied on to win so many rallies in the match, and closed it out. Belgian Yanina Wickmayer won in a three-set match against Czech Petra Kvitová to advance into the quarterfinals, making two Belgians who have advanced to the quarterfinalss for the first time since the 2003 US Open tournament, the first set saw Kvitová control the match with her winners and unforced errors, the rest of the match saw the same with Wickmayer making more winners and unforced errors, however for Kvitová, Wickmayer took advantage of the Czech's unforced errors and win the match 4-6 6-4 7-5. Caroline Wozniacki survived over an erratic Svetlana Kuznetsova 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) in an absorbing 2 ½ hour contest that kicked off Monday's night session on Arthur Ashe Stadium. The ninth seed saved a pair of match points prior to the final tiebreak with courageous winners. She ended up losing the last four points of the affair, though, and delivered a staggering 63 unforced errors 55 coming from the last 2 sets to go along with 59 winners. Wozniacki was more solid, with respective numbers of 25 and 16. Things started off well for Wozniacki, breaking Kuznetsova at the start. A fierce Kuznetsova forehand overpowered Wozniacki in the ensuing game to make it. Wozniacki's misery was complete in getting broken at 2-5 from 40-15 up. The errors increased for the Russian, and mounted in the third game, especially on the backhand. Wozniacki broke, conceded serve, and regained the advantage for 5-4. Kuznetsova picked on a second serve to make it 5-5, and a first tiebreak was needed. Wozniacki won it 7-5. Twelve of the 14 points saw either a Kuznetsova winner or unforced error. Somewhat predictably, Kuznetsova then hit a forehand into the net as Wozniacki stood stranded on the baseline. Riding the momentum, Wozniacki tossed away the first game of the decider, broken after leading 40-15. Kuznetsova almost reciprocated, but hung on by putting away a smash for 2-0. Kuznetsova's collapse began at 3-2, missing three routine forehands. Down 4-3 and tied 15-all, Kuznetsova sent an easy backhand volley wide. Two more unforced errors followed, allowing Wozniacki to serve for the match. Kuznetsova broke back, and then faced a first match point at 4-5 when a tentative forehand gave Wozniacki a backhand pass, which he took. Typical of Kuznetsova, a stunning backhand down the line thwarted the danger. Two straight aces made it 5-5, but Kuznetsova blew a 30-0 lead at 5-6, double faulting to set up match point No. 2. She went for it again, and delivered, smacking an inside out forehand winner. An ace eventually leveled the score at 6-6. Wozniacki pulled ahead 3-0. Pegged back to 3-3, Kuznetsova let Wozniacki off the hook by sending a forehand into the net, and slicing a backhand into the net. An errant return sailed wide for 6-3, and this time there was no comeback. A forehand into the net made it 7-3.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[38]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko Argentina Gisela Dulko 6–0, 6–0
Women's Singles 4th Round United States Melanie Oudin Russia Nadia Petrova [13] 1–6, 7–6(2), 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round Switzerland Roger Federer [1] Spain Tommy Robredo [14] 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [9] Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova [6] 2–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(3)
Men's Singles 4th Round Serbia Novak Djokovic [4] Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek [15] 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 4th Round Sweden Robin Söderling [12] Russia Nikolay Davydenko [8] 7–5, 3–6, 6–2, Ret.
Women's Singles 4th Round Belgium Yanina Wickmayer Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Men's Singles 4th Round Spain Fernando Verdasco [10] United States John Isner 4–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals United States Liezel Huber [1]
India Mahesh Bhupathi [1]
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands [8]
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić [8]
6–4, 6–3
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles 3rd Round Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý [4]
India Leander Paes [4]
Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
7–5, 6–4
Men's Doubles 3rd Round Canada Daniel Nestor [2]
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić [2]
United States Robert Kendrick
Serbia Janko Tipsarević
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Women's Doubles 3rd Round China Yan Zi [11]
China Zheng Jie [11]
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová [5]
Japan Ai Sugiyama [5]
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals Zimbabwe Cara Black [2]
India Leander Paes [2]
Australia Rennae Stubbs [7]
Sweden Robert Lindstedt [7]
7–5, 3–6, [10–6]
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Day 9 (September 8)[edit]

In the fourth round of men's singles, Juan Martín del Potro won in straight sets over 2003 finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3 6-3 6-3, The first set saw del Potro convert the only break point in the set, while on the second set he converted 2 out 3, while Ferrero failed the two that he had, while on the third set del Potro convert only one of his 5 opportunities and Ferrero once again wasn't able to capitalize with the two he had, Ferrero only serve 66% of his first serve, which was unusual for the Spaniard . This set up a quarterfinal clash with Marin Čilić, who upset second-seeded Andy Murray in straight sets as well, this match saw Murray losing his fire, as he failed to convert all of his 7 break points opportunities, while Cilic converted 5 of his 9, Cilic was also impressive in the net as he converted 19 of 20 net points. In a closely contested match Fernando González prevailed over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets, Tsonga rushed the net with a pair of successful serve-and-volley plays to hold for 1-0. Then Tsonga broke the Gonzalez serve at the fourth games for a 3-1 lead. The Chilean reacted by bashing his Babolat frame into the backdrop, scaring a ballboy and drawing a healthy round of "boos" from the fans. He bounced it off the court four points later before winning back the crowd by donating the cursed racquet to a fan in the front row. Despite getting back the fans he wasn't able to break back. Gonzalez started the second set strongly, holding at love and earning a break point in Tsonga's first service game. Tsonga serve-and-volleyed off a 128 mph delivery, but the Chilean's dipping backhand return forced him to hit a defensive volley, allowing Gonzalez to crush a crosscourt forehand winner. Tsonga had a chance to break back at 1-3, but Gonzalez ran him off the court with another crosscourt forehand before stretching for a drop volley winner. He pumped his fist, held his serve, then clinched the second set. Little separated the players during the 61-minute third set. with the set coming to a tie-break. Gonzalez saved three break points in the sixth game, holding with a run-around forehand winner. Tsonga returned the favor in the 11th game by fighting off three break points on his own serve, punctuating the hold with a 137 mph service winner. From 3-4 in the tiebreaker, Tsonga made two more first serves, but Gonzalez hit two better backhand passing shots. He took the set with an ace off the service tee, to the delight of a large Chilean contingent in the crowd. Tsonga let two break points slip away in the first game of the fourth set as Gonzalez fired yet another round of forehands at the Frenchman. The seventh-seeded Tsonga finished just 1-of-14 on break points. Gonzalez risked losing the crowd support again early in the fourth when he broke with US Open tradition and demanded a ball back from a fan who caught it. One point later, Tsonga hit an overhead winner into the crowd, as if to make up for Gonzalez’ request for his ball back earlier in the match. Gonzalez then broke Tsonga in the game and the 11th-seeded Gonzalez advanced to his second US Open quarterfinal, having reached this stage seven years ago. He is now set to face Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals who outlasted the last Frenchman Gaël Monfils in four sets, the first featured Monfils give up an early lead in the 1st set but still claimed it in a tie-break, despite a good 1st set, the next sets saw Nadal takeover the match, as he converted 7 of his 12 break point opportunities.

Belgian wild-card Kim Clijsters won over Chinese Li Na in two sets 6-2, 6-4 to make it to the semifinals, in the first set Li uncharacteristically made a lot of unforced errors, but the second set saw a much more competitive match between the two in the first 8 games, however Clijsters was able to crush Li in the last two games. The next match featured American Serena Williams who took out a gritty competitor in Italian Flavia Pennetta in the quarterfinals in two hard-fought sets. After both players held serve in the first nine games of the first set, Pennetta finally cracked while serving at 4-5. She had a double fault and then hit three consecutive errors with her forehand to lose the game at love, Serena on the other hand didn't face any break points. The second set saw Pennetta's inability to take advantage of her 2 break points in the first of game of the second set, with Serena serving aces at deuce to take the game, Williams got her second break to go up 4-2 when Pennetta double faulted at 30-40. In a long point from the baseline indicative of the entire match, Williams hit a forehand pass down the line to wrap it up. She then did a two-handed fist-pump before going to the net to congratulate Pennetta on a hard-fought contest. This set up a meeting in the semifinals with Clijsters, who took out Serena's sister Venus in the fourth round.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[39]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals United States Bob Bryan [1]
United States Mike Bryan [1]
Australia Carsten Ball [ALT]
Australia Chris Guccione [ALT]
6–4, 7–6(2)
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Belgium Kim Clijsters [WC] China Li Na [18] 6–2, 6–4
Men's Singles 4th Round Croatia Marin Čilić [16] United Kingdom Andy Murray [2] 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles Quarterfinals United States Serena Williams [2] Italy Flavia Pennetta [10] 6–4, 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round Spain Rafael Nadal [3] France Gaël Monfils [13] 6–7(3), 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý [4]
India Leander Paes [4]
South Africa Wesley Moodie[7]
Belgium Dick Norman [7]
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Men's Singles 4th Round Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [6] Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero [24] 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals Australia Samantha Stosur [3]
Australia Rennae Stubbs [3]
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands [8]
Russia Nadia Petrova [8]
6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round Chile Fernando González [11] France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [7] 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(3), 6–4
Matches on the Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals Russia Alisa Kleybanova [13]
Russia Ekaterina Makarova [13]
Russia Maria Kirilenko [10]
Russia Elena Vesnina [10]
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals India Mahesh Bhupathi [3]
The Bahamas Mark Knowles [3]
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
France Michaël Llodra
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(4)
Mixed Doubles Semifinals Zimbabwe Cara Black [2]
India Leander Paes [2]
Chinese Taipei Su-Wei Hsieh [5]
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett [5]
6–2, 3–6, [10–5]
Men's Doubles Semifinals Belarus Max Mirnyi [5]
Israel Andy Ram [5]
Canada Daniel Nestor [2]
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić [2]
6–7(4), 6–4, 6–0
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Day 10 (September 9)[edit]

The first quarterfinals match in the Men's side featured no. 4 seed Novak Djokovic taking on no. 10 seed Fernando Verdasco, with Novak Djokovic prevailing over Fernando Verdasco 7–6(2), 1–6, 7–5, 6–2 to reach his third straight semi-finals in the US Open, even though not playing his best according to his own standards. The first set showed a slow start for both players with Djokovic making 19 unforced errors while Verdasco making 18, with Djokovic eventually prevailing 7-6(2), The second set featured a domination by Verdasco, breaking the Djokovic serve 3 times out of 8 opportunities while not facing a break point on his own serve, The third set saw Verdasco gave out the set making 21 unforced errors compared to Djokovic's, The final set saw Djokovic prevail over Verdasco 6-2 to win the match, with Verdasco struggling with an abdominal injury, calling a trainer trailing 1-2 in the set, Djokovic claimed the last 5 out 6 games. The next match saw Robin Söderling vs no. 1 seed Roger Federer, this was the third time Federer and Söderling met in a slam in 2009, including the French Open Final, and the fourth round at Wimbledon. With Federer prevailing 6–0, 6–3, 6–7(6), 7–6(6) to win over the Swed. Federer won the first two sets comfortably 6-0, 6-3 in just 59 minutes, however the third set saw Söderling claw back in the match by claiming the third set in a tie-break 8-6, while the fourth set saw Federer win the match with same score in the tie-break as well, the last two sets featured no breaks not break point opportunities.

The third quarterfinals match and the first of the day for the Women's side featured Belgian Yanina Wickmayer beating Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine in two sets, joining Belgian Kim Clijsters in the semi-finals. The first set saw both players holding their serve until Wickmayer broke in the 5th game, while Wickmayer was serving for the set at 5-4, despite saving two break points in the 10th game, Bondarenko broke at her third opportunity, but was easily broken back at the next game, with Wickmayer closing the set 7-5. The second set saw Wickmayer breaking in the first game, and Bondarenko taking the next four games, and Wickmayer winning the next five games to claim the second set 6-4 and the match. This set up a semifinal match with Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark, who defeated the Cinderella-story American seventeen-year-old Melanie Oudin in two sets 6-2 6-2. And Caroline Wozniacki reaching her first Grand Slam Semi-finals, the match featured only 16 winners (11 of them coming from Oudin) and 63 unforced errors between them (43 of them coming from Oudin).

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[40]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles Semifinals Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý [4]
India Leander Paes [4]
United States Bob Bryan [1]
United States Mike Bryan [1]
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(6)
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Belgium Yanina Wickmayer Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko 7–5, 6–4
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Serbia Novak Djokovic [4] Spain Fernando Verdasco [10] 7–6(2), 1–6, 7–5, 6–2
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [9] United States Melanie Oudin 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Switzerland Roger Federer [1] Sweden Robin Söderling [12] 6–0, 6–3, 6–7(6), 7–6(6)
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Junior Boys' Singles 2nd Round Australia Bernard Tomic [3] United States Alexander Domijan 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals Zimbabwe Cara Black [1]
United States Liezel Huber [1]
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives [6]
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez [6]
6–3, 2–6, 7–5
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals United States Serena Williams [4]
United States Venus Williams [4]
China Yan Zi [11]
China Zheng Jie [11]
7–5, 6–4
Men's Doubles Semifinals India Mahesh Bhupathi [3]
The Bahamas Mark Knowles [3]
Belarus Max Mirnyi [5]
Israel Andy Ram [5]
6–4, 6–2
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 11 (September 10)[edit]

Argentinie Juan Martín del Potro defeated Croatian Marin Čilić in four sets and became the third of his country to qualify for the semifinals (after Vilas and Nalbandian). The other quarterfinal match between Rafael Nadal and Fernando González was suspended due to bad weather and would be resumed on Friday. Rafael Nadal was leading 7-6(4), 6-6(3-2) when play was stopped.

The Williams sisters defeated Russians Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova in three sets and qualified for the final. The mixed doubles final saw Americans Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott claim the title in straight sets over Zimbabwe's Cara Black and Indian Leander Paes.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[41]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Semifinals United States Serena Williams [4]
United States Venus Williams [4]
Russia Alisa Kleybanova [13]
Russia Ekaterina Makarova [13]
7–6(4), 3–6, 6–2
Mixed Doubles Finals United States Carly Gullickson
United States Travis Parrott
Zimbabwe Cara Black [2]
India Leander Paes [2]
6–2, 6–4
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [6] Croatia Marin Čilić [16] 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
Men's Singles Quarterfinals
Chile Fernando González [11] vs Spain Rafael Nadal [3]
6–7(4), 6–6(2–3) Suspended[citation needed]
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Junior Boys' Singles 3rd Round India Yuki Bhambri [1] United States Jack Sock 6–4, 6–4
Wheelchair Women's Singles Quarterfinals Netherlands Esther Vergeer [1] France Florence Gravellier 6–2, 7–5
Junior Girls' Singles 3rd Round United States Beatrice Capra [16] United States Asia Muhammad 3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Wheelchair Men's Singles Quarterfinals Japan Shingo Kunieda [1] Austria Martin Legner 6–2, 6–0
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 12 (September 11)[edit]

All the matches that should have been played this day were postponed due to the continued rain.

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[42]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Spain Rafael Nadal [3] vs Chile Fernando González [11] 7-6(4), 6-6 (3-2) (Suspended, Postponed)
Women's Singles Semifinals Belgium Kim Clijsters [WC] vs United States Serena Williams [2] Cancelled
Men's Doubles Finals Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý [4] India Leander Paes [4] vs
India Mahesh Bhupathi [3] The Bahamas Mark Knowles [3]
Cancelled
Matches on Grandstand
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Semifinals Belgium Yanina Wickmayer vs Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [9] Cancelled

Day 13 (September 12)[edit]

Rafael Nadal needed 34 minutes to finish off a demoralized Fernando González in their rain-interrupted quarterfinal, advancing 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-0 to kick off action on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Nadal led 7-6 and 3-2 in a second-set tiebreak when play was called off late Thursday evening. Precipitation throughout a gloomy Friday rendered play impossible, throwing the schedule into chaos and prompting a resumption Saturday at noon. Gonzalez had to win the second set to have any realistic shot of pulling off an upset, but he made three straight forehand unforced errors to gift Nadal a 6-2 lead. The forehand is Gonzalez's most potent wing. Nadal's fourth set point – he squandered three prior to the tiebreak – ended with a Gonzalez backhand return into the net. Gonzalez coughed up two double faults in the first game of the third, including on break point. Not surprisingly, the temperamental 29-year-old responded by flinging his racquet in disgust. After Nadal held in the ensuing game for 2-0, at deuce, things were over. Nadal broke again, and Gonzalez needed an extensive tape job during the changeover, the lone reason the third set extended to 31 minutes. Gonzalez, who wasted two set points in the first on the Nadal serve, claimed 12 points and committed 21 unforced errors. He managed three winners in the third, far less than the 31 combined in the first two sets.

Kim Clijsters won an entry into the women's singles final after a dramatic ending to her semifinal against Serena Williams. After losing the first set 4–6, Williams smashed her racquet into the ground, giving her a code violation warning for racquet abuse from the chair umpire. In the second set, down 5–6 (15–30), Williams had a foot fault called on her second serve, giving Clijsters two match points at 15–40. Williams started yelling at the line umpire, who reported to the chair umpire. As a result, she was penalized for another code violation, for unsportsmanlike conduct, meaning a point penalty for Williams, which meant that Clijsters was awarded the match 6–4 7–5 without playing the match point.[43] Williams later admitted that she was "pretty sure" she did foot fault.[44] After securing her thirteenth straight win at the US Open, Clijsters went go on to play Danish youngster Caroline Wozniacki in the final, who beat her unseeded opponent Yanina Wickmayer 6–3 6–3.[45]

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[46]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Spain Rafael Nadal [3] Chile Fernando González [11] 7–6(4), 7–6(2), 6–0
Women's Singles Semifinals Belgium Kim Clijsters [WC] United States Serena Williams [2] 6–4, 7–5
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Semifinals Zimbabwe Cara Black [1] United States Liezel Huber [1] vs
Australia Samantha Stosur[3] Australia Rennae Stubbs [3]
5–7 (Suspended, Postponed)
Women's Singles Semifinals Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [9] Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 6–3, 6–3
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 14 (September 13)[edit]

In the first match, Juan Martín del Potro defeated third-ranked Rafael Nadal easily, winning 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 and became the first finalist of the men's singles tournament. Del Potro's convincing victory, which echoed Caroline Wozniacki's takedown of crowd favorite Melanie Oudin in the quarterfinals, set the twenty-year-old Argentine up for his first Grand Slam final.

In the second semifinal of the women's doubles championship Cara Black and Liezel Huber defeated Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs in three sets and they became finalist of the championship to defend which they got in 2008.

Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes won the men's doubles defeating Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles also in three sets.

Del Potro's opponent in the men's championship match was decided in a contest between world number one Roger Federer and fourth-ranked Novak Djokovic, who lost to Federer in the final of the 2007 U.S. Open. Federer dispatched his opponent in straight sets, winning 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-5, to round out the final two players remaining from an original draw of 128 men's professional tennis players.

In the women's final, unranked Kim Clijsters capped off an impressive return to professional tennis with a win over ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, winning 7-5, 6-3, for her second Grand Slam title.

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[47]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles Semifinals Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [6] Spain Rafael Nadal [3] 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles Semifinals Switzerland Roger Federer [1] Serbia Novak Djokovic [4] 7–6(3), 7–5, 7–5
Women's Singles Final Belgium Kim Clijsters [WC] Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [9] 7–5, 6–3
Matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Semifinals Zimbabwe Cara Black [1]
United States Liezel Huber [1]
Australia Samantha Stosur [3]
Australia Rennae Stubbs [3]
5–7, 6–3, 6–1
Men's Doubles Final Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý [4]
India Leander Paes [4]
India Mahesh Bhupathi [3]
The Bahamas Mark Knowles [3]
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Colored background indicates a night match

Day 15 (September 14)[edit]

The Williams sisters beat Cara Black and Liezel Huber in straight sets to win the women's doubles championship, 6-2 6-2.

Juan Martín del Potro defeated Roger Federer in five sets. In so doing he became the third Argentine to win the US Open title, and the first South American to win a men's Grand Slam event on a hard court.

There was some controversy during the presentation ceremony when the Master of Ceremonies initially refused to allow del Potro the time to speak in Spanish as he was under pressure from his American television network, CBS, to get the ceremony over with so that it could return to its regularly scheduled programming.[48]

Seeded players out

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[49]
Matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Final United States Serena Williams [4]
United States Venus Williams [4]
Zimbabwe Cara Black [1]
United States Liezel Huber [1]
6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles Final Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [6] Switzerland Roger Federer [1] 3–6, 7–6(5), 4–6, 7–6(4), 6–2

Seniors[edit]

Juan Martín del Potro won his first slam title of his career at the 2009 US Open.
Kim Clijsters won her second US Open title, which goes with her 2005 triumph, and won as a wildcard in the 2009 US Open.

Men's Singles[edit]

Argentina Juan Martín del Potro defeated Switzerland Roger Federer, 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2

  • Del Potro won his 3rd title of the year, 7th overall, and 1st Grand Slam.

Women's Singles[edit]

Belgium Kim Clijsters defeated Denmark Caroline Wozniacki, 7–5, 6–3

  • Clijsters won for the first time this year and 35th overall. It was her 2nd career Grand Slam, having previously won the 2005 US Open.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý / India Leander Paes defeated India Mahesh Bhupathi / The Bahamas Mark Knowles, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2

  • This was the pair of Dlouhý and Paes first US Open Men's Doubles title together, which this is the second slam doubles title they won this year along with the French title.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6–2, 6–2

  • This was the Williams' Sisters second US Open Women's Doubles title, and was the third doubles slam title they won this year along with the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United States Carly Gullickson / United States Travis Parrott defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Leander Paes, 6–2, 6–4.

  • This was the first ever slam title for the pair of Gullickson and Parrott.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Australia Bernard Tomic defeated United States Chase Buchanan, 6–1, 6–3.

Girls' Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Heather Watson defeated Russia Yana Buchina, 6–4, 6–1.

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Hungary Márton Fucsovics / Chinese Taipei Hsieh Cheng-peng defeated France Julien Obry / France Adrien Puget, 7–6(5), 5–7, [10–1]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Russia Valeria Solovieva / Ukraine Maryna Zanevska defeated Romania Elena Bogdan / Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, 1–6, 6–3 [10–7]

Wheelchair[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Singles[edit]

Japan Shingo Kunieda defeated Netherlands Maikel Scheffers, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Women's Singles[edit]

Netherlands Esther Vergeer defeated Netherlands Korie Homan, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Men's Doubles[edit]

France Stephane Houdet / Sweden Stefan Olsson defeated Netherlands Maikel Scheffers / Netherlands Ronald Vink, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

Wheelchair Women's Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Korie Homan / Netherlands Esther Vergeer defeated Australia Daniela DiToro / France Florence Gravellier, 6–2, 6–2

Wheelchair Quad Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Peter Norfolk defeated United States David Wagner, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Wheelchair Quad Doubles[edit]

United States Nick Taylor / United States David Wagner defeated Sweden Johan Andersson / United Kingdom Peter Norfolk, 6–1, 6–7(5), 6–3

Seeds[edit]

[50][51] Withdrawals: David Nalbandian,[52] Dominika Cibulková,[53] Mardy Fish[54]

Wildcard entries[edit]

Below are the lists of the wildcard awardees entering in the main draws and in the qualifying draws.[55][56]

Mixed Doubles Wildcard entries[edit]

  1. United States Jill Craybas / United States Eric Butorac
  2. United States Mallory Cecil / United States Devin Britton
  3. United States Shenay Perry / United States Scoville Jenkins
  4. United States Carly Gullickson / United States Travis Parrott
  5. United States Melanie Oudin / United States Rajeev Ram
  6. United States Angela Haynes / United States Travis Rettenmaier
  7. United States Abigail Spears / United States Robert Kendrick

Qualifiers[edit]

Below are the lists of the qualifiers entering the main draw.

The following players received lucky loser spots in the Men's Draw:

  1. Australia Peter Luczak
  2. Portugal Rui Machado

Prize money[edit]

[57]

Category Amount
Total prize money $21,664,000
Men's Singles Winner $1,600,000
Men's Singles Runner-up $800,000
Women's Singles Winner $1,600,000
Women's Singles Runner-up $800,000
Men's Doubles Winners $420,000
Men's Doubles Runners-up $210,000
Women's Doubles Winners $420,000
Women's Doubles Runners-up $210,000
Mixed Doubles Winners $150,000
Mixed Doubles Runners-up $70,000

Media coverage[edit]

Country Broadcasters
 United States CBS
ESPN2
Tennis Channel
 Canada TSN
RDS
TSN2
 Brazil ESPN Brasil
SporTV
 United Kingdom Sky Sports 2
Sky Sports Xtra
Eurosport
  Switzerland SF zwei
Eurosport
 France Canal +
Eurosport
 Germany Eurosport
Eurosport 2
 Denmark
 Finland
 Bulgaria
 Romania
 Hungary
 Serbia
 Italy
 Portugal RTP
RTP 2
Eurosport
Eurosport 2
 Belgium VRT
 Spain Digital plus
Antena 3
 India Ten Sports
 Pakistan
 Japan WOWOW
 China CCTV-5
 Thailand TrueVisions

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