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US Open Glance

US Open Glance

A look at Friday's play at the $22.7 million U.S. Open tennis championships:
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy and cool with brief periods of sun.
ATTENDANCE: 23,508.
WOMEN'S RESULTS: Semifinals: No. 2 Kim Clijsters beat No. 3 Venus Williams 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 and will play No. 7 Vera Zvonareva for the women's singles title on Saturday night. Zvonareva beat No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 to advance to her second consecutive Grand Slam final. Zvonareva lost the Wimbledon women's final to Serena Williams in July.
MEN'S DOUBLES: Championship: Bob and Mike Bryan won their third U.S. Open men's doubles title, and ninth Grand Slam title overall, beating Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4).
ON COURT SATURDAY: Men's Semifinals: No. 1 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 12 Mikhail Youzhny, No. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 3 Novak Djokovic. Women's Championship: No. 2 Kim Clijsters vs. No. 7 Vera Zvonareva.
STAT OF THE DAY: 20 _ consecutive wins for Kim Clijsters at the U.S. Open, spanning her runs to the title in 2005 and 2009.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I never expected I'd come back in this position. I was trying to do it. It wasn't easy, but I stuck with it." _ Clijsters, who won the U.S. Open last year in only her third tournament back from a 2 1/2 year layoff.
ON THIS DATE: Sept. 11, 1937: Don Budge, who would win the Grand Slam a year later, wins his first U.S. singles title, defeating Gottfried von Cramm of Germany.