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Sunday at a Glance

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Posted: Sunday September 13, 1998 08:13 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Highlights of Sunday's play in the $14 million U.S. Open tennis championships:

Weather: Sunny and warm, with a high of 80.

Attendance: 21,447. Total for the tournament - 535,155, down from last year by 24,349.

Results: Patrick Rafter won his second consecutive men's singles title with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory over Mark Philippoussis. It was the first all-Australian men's final at the U.S. championships since 1970, when Ken Rosewall beat Tony Roche, now Rafter's coach. Martina Hingis completed a personal Grand Slam, winning the women's doubles with Jana Novotna over Lindsay Davenport and Natasha Zvereva 6-3, 6-3. David Nalbandian won the boys singles, 6-3, 7-5, over Roger Federer, while Jelena Dokic took the girls singles witha 6-4, 6-2 victory over Katarina Srebotnik. The men's legends doubles title went to Vijay Amritraj and Jose Higueras, 6-4, 6-4, over Tom Gullikson and Dick Stockton, and the women's legends doubles were won by Betsy Nagelsen and Wendy Turnbull, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, over Gigi Fernandez and Betty Stove.

Stat of the Day: Rafter was credited with just five unforced errors, compared with 29 for Philippoussis.

Quote of the Day: "Having the experience of last year really helped me. I was just cruising." -- Patrick Rafter, winning his second Grand Slam singles crown and moving to No 2 in the world.

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