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1999 US Open

Yankee Doodle Dandies: The U.S. Open victories by Andre Agassi and Serena Williams marked the second straight Grand Slam event swept by Americans. AP

Smashing success

Agassi, Williams sisters add bounce to tennis' boom

When a herniated disc forced Pete Sampras to withdraw from the U.S. Open without playing a match, things looked bleak for the century's final Grand Slam. A slew of early exits, due to injuries and upsets, didn't help. But two weeks later, the Open's silver lining emerged as Andre Agassi and Serena Williams put a Flushing touch on a sizzling Slam, topping an all-around exciting year for tennis.

  • On the Court: Agassi's legend grows
  • Agassi: 'I have more titles in me'
  • Martin runs out of gas at Open
  • Notebook: Serena racks up on Flushing-ware

  • Agassi wins U.S. Open in five-set thriller over Martin
    Andre Agassi's 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2 victory, gave him his second Grand Slam title of 1999 He also won the French Open.
    FULL STORY

    Serena Williams downs Hingis for U.S. Open crown
    With the 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win, Williams became the first African-American woman to win a Grand Slam title since Althea Gibson won the U.S. Open in 1958.
    FULL STORY

    Williams sisters capture U.S. Open doubles crown
    Venus and Serena defeated fellow American Chanda Rubin and Sandrine Testude of France for their second Grand Slam women's doubles title.
    FULL STORY

    Lareau, O'Brien capture men's doubles title
    The 11th-seeded pair won their first Grand Slam title on Friday by upsetting the top-seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes of India.
    FULL STORY

    Mixed doubles champs crowned at U.S. Open
    Ai Sugiyama of Japan and Mahesh Bhupathi of India captured the first title at the U.S. Open by beating Americans Kimberly Po and Donald Johnson.
    FULL STORY


    More Stories
    Serena gets call from President Clinton
    Serena latest African-American to win major tennis title
    Martin rallies for five-set victory
    Capriati breaks down following loss to Seles
    Jana Novotna announces retirement
    Injured Rafter joins Sampras on the sidelines
    Herniated disc puts Sampras' chase on hold
    Sampras, Agassi put Open spotlight on men
    Alexandra Stevenson bows out in first round
    Sampras faces tough first-round test

    On the Court
    Dropping by Forest Hills
    Davis Cup is Mac's show now
    Tennis' best-kept secret
    Novotna leaves a champion
    Wanted: Young Americans
    Chang's time has passed
    Seles finds peace of mind
    Mauresmo finding her game
    Sampras devastated by injury
    Draper's thoughts with late wife

     

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    Inside Tennis

    SI's Rick Reilly
    You call this a tennis mom?

    SI's Jon Wertheim
    Rafter should bounce back
    Injuries grabbing Open headlines
    Breaking down the draws
    The Hot List: Sept. 13

    CNN/SI's Terry Baddoo
    Tennis time

    SI's Leigh Montville
    Sampras' long wait

    CNN/SI's John Donovan
    A smashing good time

    CNN/SI's Phil Jones
    Agassi's mixed emotions

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    1987: Lendl three-peats

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