U.S. Open: Day 15
Roger, and out
Roger Federer hangs his head. Federer suffered his first loss at the U.S. Open in 41 matches to Juan Martin del Potro in the men's final on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 in New York. Federer was the five-time defending champion.
A fine Argentine
Juan Martin del Potro holds his hands over his face. Del Potro stunned Roger Federer in the U.S. Open men's final, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2, for the first Grand Slam victory of his career.
Roger Federer winds up for a return against Juan Martin Del Potro during the men's final.
Up in the air
After being broken once in the first set, No. 6 Juan Martin Del Potro dropped the set 3-6 to No. 1 Roger Federer.
Height vs. might
At 6'6'', No. 6 Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina had a few inches on 6'1'' top-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland, but Federer had 15 Grand Slam titles to Del Potro's zero.
With a 6-2, 6-2 victory over No. 1 Cara Black and Liezel Huber, Serena (left) and Venus Williams claimed the 2009 U.S. Open women's doubles title. The sisters lost just one set en route to their championship victory.
The Williams sisters won three of four major women's doubles titles in 2009, with their lone loss coming in the third round of the French Open.
The victory gave sisters Venus (left) and Serena Williams their second title together at the U.S. Open and their 10th Grand Slam women's doubles title overall.
Hitting 43 winners and just 15 unforced errors, No. 4 Serena (left) and Venus Williams earned a straight-set, 89-minute win over No. 1 Liezel Huber and Cara Black in the U.S. Open women's doubles championship on Sept. 14, 2009.
Right down the middle
Liezel Huber (left) and partner Cara Black never had a break point chance in the match against Venus and Serena Williams.
Still filling up
Arthur Ashe Stadium was virtually entirely empty as Serena (right) and Venus Williams took on Cara Black and Liezel Huber on Day 15.
The final four
The fourth-seeded team of Venus (left) and Serena Williams (second from left) took on the No. 1 team of American Liezel Huber (right) and Zimbabwe's Cara Black on Day 15 at the U.S. Open.
Recording the moment
Richard Williams, Serena and Venus' father, used his front-row seat as a prime place to use his video camera during warm-ups prior to the women's doubles championship on Sept. 14, 2009.