Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Roger Federer and Serena Williams Win 2008 Tennis US Open

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On Monday, September 8, 2008 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York, Roger Federer of Switzerland defeated Andy Murray of Britain in straight sets of 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to win the 2008 Men’s Tennis US Open championship. This is 27-year-old Federer’s fifth straight US Open Title and his 13th Grand Slam title, which is 1 title away from tying Pete Sampras' 14 Grand Slam titles. Federer is the second man since Bill Tilden in 1924 to win the US Open title 5 times in a row. Federer won $1.5 million for the 2008 US Open title.

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On Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Arther Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York, Serena Williams of USA defeated Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in straight sets of 6-4, 7-5 to win the 2008 Women’s Tennis US Open championship. This is 26-year-old Serena Williams’ third US Open championship title. Williams won Grand Slam titles at the U.S. Open in 1999 and 2002. Williams won $1.5 million in prize money. Williams got the No. 1 women’s tennis rank with this victory.

The 2008 Tennis US Open took place from August 25 – September 8, 2008. The tournament ended on September 8 instead of September 7 due to a rain delay on the night of Sept. 6.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Giants Beat Redskins in 2008-2009 NFL Season Opener

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On Thursday, September 4, 2008 in Giant Stadium, at East Rutherford, New Jersey, the New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 16-7. Eli Manning started the scoring with a 84-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Giants kicker, John Carney, kicked 3 field goals. The Giants scored on their first 4 possessions. The Redskins scored with a Jason Campbell 12-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss with 13 seconds left in the first half. This was the opening game of the 2008-2009 NFL Season.