2008 US Open Tennis Championships

The 2008 US Open Champions

The 2008 US Open saw Roger Federer win his 5th consecutive US Open title; his only major win of the year (thanks to a battle with mononucleosis), bringing his career Grand Slam total to 13. Serena Williams was finally back in top-form (after struggling with depression and dropping to World #139, before launching a determined comeback in 2007), earning her 3rd US Open title, defeating the #2-seed Jelena Jankovic in straight-sets. South African Cara Black won a pair of Grand Slam titles, teaming with Liezel Huber in Doubles and Leander Paes in Mixed Doubles. Her doubles partner Liezel Huber was also in the Mixed Doubles Final with partner Jamie Murray. Bob and Mike Bryan won thier second US Open title, appearing in their third Final (W-2005, F-2003). It was the twins’ 6th career Grand Slam Doubles title. Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic appeared in the US Open Doubles Final for the second conseutive year, this time with partner Leander Paes, who like Liezel Huber and Cara Black, had a chance to earn two titles at the 2008 US Open.

Women’s Singles Champion
Serena Williams (USA) def. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
6-4, 7-5

Men’s Singles Champion
Roger Federer (SUI) def. Andy Murray (GBR)
6-2, 7-5, 6-2

Women’s Doubles Champions
Cara Black (RSA) and Liezel Huber (USA) def. Lisa Raymond (USA) and Sam Stosur (AUS)
6-3, 7-6(6)

Men’s Doubles Champions
Bob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA) def. Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) and Leander Paes (IND)
7-6(5), 7-6(10)

Mixed Doubles Champions
Cara Black (RSA) and Leander Paes (IND) def. Liezel Huber (USA) and Jamie Murray (GBR)
7-6(6), 6-4