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  Sweet repeat: Rafter has five titles in 20 tournaments this year AP

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Rafter routs Philippoussis to repeat as U.S. Open champ

Poise and near-perfection. With an awesome display of speed and accuracy, Patrick Rafter proved he belongs as a U.S. Open champion. Rafter made just five unforced errors in the entire match, retaining his title Sunday by winning an all-Australian battle with Mark Philippoussis 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.

  • Rafter's road to the U.S. Open title
  • Rafter-Philippoussis Box Score
  • U.S. Open Notebook: Hingis consolation prizes soothe disappointment
  • Quotable quotes from Sunday's play at Flushing Meadows
  • Rafter sees needs to adapt his game to other surfaces

  • Hingis completes Slam doubles sweep
    A day after surrendering her U.S. Open singles title to Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis turned the tables on the American by claiming the women's doubles crown Sunday.

    Davenport's dream summer ends with coveted U.S. Open crown
    Except for a couple of doubles championships, Lindsay Davenport carried the label of a Grand Slam also-ran. Then came a dream summer that ended with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over defending champion Martina Hingis for the U.S. Open crown.

    Davenport wins first Grand Slam with easy defeat of Hingis
    All Lindsay Davenport needed was a chance. In her first appearance in a Grand Slam final, Davenport won the U.S. Open on Saturday with a surprisingly easy 6-3, 7-5 defeat of defending champion Martina Hingis

    Leg strain stops Sampras' run at Grand Slam history
    It was another tale of big-match woe for Pete Sampras, and this time it helped cost him a place in a U.S. Open final with a shot at the record book.

    Hingis: I'm putting too much pressure on myself
    By most standards Martina Hingis is having a great year. But by the standards the 17-year-old sensation set for herself last year when she rocketed to world No. 1 by winning 12 tournaments, including three Grand Slam titles, this season has been a big dropoff.


     Philippoussis, Rafter to face off for U.S. Open title

     Open final set: Hingis rallies past Novotna; Davenport downs Williams

     Other news events stealing spotlight from U.S. Open
    Venus Williams all dressed up with nowhere to go
    Stolle, Suk capture men's doubles crown
    Sampras-Rafter semifinal promises to feel like title match

     Serena Williams ensures Slam mixed-doubles remain family affair
    Quotable quotes from Thursday play at Flushing Meadows
    Open showdown: Sampras-Rafter match will feel like a final
    How the Women Advanced
    Rafter's road to the U.S. Open title
    Sampras, Rafter, Davenport, Venus Williams move into U.S. Open semis

     Once again, Davenport in U.S. Open semis
    Sanchez Vicario by any other name
    Hingis cools off Seles; Agassi, Henman upset at U.S. Open

    Sunday's Results

    Sunday at a Glance

    Men's Draw

    Women's Draw

    Inside Tennis
    By the Numbers
    Safin: Young Gun
    Kournikova: Spice and Spite

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    U.S. Open Champions
    Monica Seles

    Jon Wertheim's Predictions

    Philippoussis cleans up his act

    Rios still has some maturing to do

    1997 U.S. Open Flashback

    How seeded players fared:
    French Open
    Australian Open

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