By: Ross Kelly
Women’s tennis drew to a close yesterday as Samantha Stosur handled one of the Williams sisters in straight sets. This was the first Grand Slam championship for the 27-year-old, though she did make it to the finals in the 2010 French Open.
Stosur was also the first Australian to ever win the U.S. Open in the Forty-Three years of the tournament’s history.
Stosur breezed through the first two rounds, winning in straight sets in both matches. The next rounds were not won as handily, beating Nadia Petrova (24th seed) 7-6, 6-7, 7-5. And besting Maria Kirilenko (25th seed) 6-2, 7-6, 6-3.
The final match included another Serena Williams melt down, causing her to say this to the umpire:
“I promise you, that’s not cool. That’s totally not cool.”
Williams claimed to not recall the incident, due to her zone and being so focused. She said she would try to catch it on youtube.
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