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2008 US Open (tennis)

Tennis Event information
DateAugust 25 � September 8
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationNew York City, USA
Men's SinglesCH Roger Federer
Women's SinglesUS Serena Williams
Men's DoublesUS Bob Bryan / US Mike Bryan
Women's DoublesZW Cara Black / US Liezel Huber
Mixed DoublesZW Cara Black / IN Leander Paes
Boys' SinglesBG Grigor Dimitrov
Girls' SinglesUS Coco Vandeweghe
Boys' DoublesAT Niki Moser / DE Cedrik-Marcel Stebe
Girls' DoublesTH Noppawan Lertcheewakarn / SE Sandra Roma
Men's Champions InvitationalAU Pat Cash
Women's Champions InvitationalUS Martina Navrátilová
Mixed Champions InvitationalUS Anne Smith / US Stan Smith
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The 2008 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 127th edition of the US Open, and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York City, United States, from August 25 through September 8, 2008.

The men's defending champion, Roger Federer, won the US Open for a fifth consecutive time. Justine Henin, the women's defending champion, did not return to defend her title due to her retirement from tennis, for personal reasons, earlier in the year. Serena Williams was the champion on the women's side, winning her third US Open title; she had last won the event in 2002. Federer and Williams's opponents, Andy Murray and Jelena Janković, were making their débuts in Grand Slam finals. World number ones Rafael Nadal and Ana Ivanović went out in the semifinal and second round, respectively. This was Nadal's best ever result at the US Open; for Ivanović, it was her second early exit at a Grand Slam since her win at the 2008 French Open.

The home nation had success; Serena Williams was the first American to win a singles title since Andy Roddick in 2003. Twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan won their second US Open title, and Liezel Huber (who became an American citizen in 2007) won the women's doubles with Zimbabwean Cara Black.

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