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NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Serena Williams, who opens her quest for a third successive U.S. Open title with a meeting against fellow African American Taylor Townsend on Tuesday, said Arthur Ashe would have been proud.
NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic has had so-so results in the run-up to the U.S. Open, but the world number one is not concerned. In fact, he is riding high as a newly-wed and a soon-to-be father.
Aug 21 (Reuters) - List of U.S. Open women's singles champions (since tennis turned professional in 1968). 2013 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 7-5 6-7 6-1 2012 Serena Williams beat Azarenka 6-2 2-6 7-5 2011 Sam Stosur (Australia) beat Serena Williams 6-2 6-3 2010 Kim Clijsters (Belgium) beat Vera Zvonareva (Russia) 6-2 6-1 2009 Clijsters beat Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 7-5 6-3 2008 Serena Williams beat Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 6-4 7-5 2007 Justine Henin (Belgium