Rain did not just set the U.S. Open back some, it also set my reporting of it back, as I was unfortunately unavailable for a few days due to flooding in my hometown in Pennsylvania.
But while I was away, tennis did indeed continue, and in a shocker in the women's final, Serena Williams lost to Sam Stosur of Australia in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3 to give Stosur her first major championship.
The full story of the Williams-Stosur match can be found here, via Yahoo! Sports.
On the men's side, Rafael Nadal faces off against Novak Djokovic in the Monday final in Flushing Meadows, New York.
It should be a classic men's final, pitting the number one Djokovic and the number two Nadal, after the oddity of the 27-seed Williams facing the ninth-seeded Stosur.
Williams may be in a bit of trouble after having words for chair umpire Eva Asderaki.
Among some of the bon mots thrown Asderaki's way:
— “You’re out of control.”
— “You’re a hater, and you’re just unattractive inside.”
— “Really, don’t even look at me.”
Stosur became the first Aussie woman to win a major since 1980 after coming into the match with Williams only 2-9 in tournament finals.
Please read the article linked to for a full exposition of Williams'...verbal barrage.
And check back here tomorrow for coverage of the men's final.