Kim Clijsters wins her 1st Slam Singles Title. Roger Federer repeats
Federer and Clijsters' victories overshadowed by Hurricane Katrina's impact
The 2005 US Open was completely overshadowed by the devastating impact Hurricane Katrina had on the Gulf Coast of the United States. The storm came ashore on Day-1 of the tournament, and its destruction dominated the attention of both players and fans.
By the end of the fortnight, Belgium’s Kim Clijsters earned her first Grand Slam Singles title, defeating Mary Pierce in straight-sets.
Roger Federer defended his US Open title, winning his 6th Slam with a 4-set victory over Andre Agassi.
In doubles, Bob and Mike Bryan won their first US Open title, after falling in the Final two years prior – it was their second career Grand Slam title (2003 French Open).
Lisa Raymond teamed with Australia’s Sam Stosur to win her 2nd US Open Doubles Championship and 4th Grand Slam Doubles title overall. It was Sam’s first Grand Slam title.
Meanwhile Mahesh Bhupathi and Daniela Hantuchova earned the Mixed Doubles title with a straight-sets win over Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic. It was Katarina’s third US Open Mixed Doubles Final in four years (won the title with Bob Bryan in 2003).
Women's Singles Champion
Kim Clijsters (BEL) def. Mary Pierce (FRA)
Men's Singles Champion
Roger Federer (SUI) def. Andre Agassi (USA)
6-3, 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-1
Women's Doubles Champions
Lisa Raymond (USA) and Sam Stosur (AUS)
Elena Dementieva (RUS) and Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
6-2, 5-7, 6-3
Men's Doubles Champions
Bob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA)
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) and Max Mirnyi (BLR)
Mixed Doubles Champions
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) and Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) and Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)