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Leander Paes wins his 6th Grand Slam Doubles Title against former Indian partner

In India, Sports on September 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Paes celebrates

After 2 days of rain delay, the Men’s Double Final at the 2009 US Open was finally played and we have an Indian winner (and loser).   In a tough 3 set match, after being down a set, L. Dlouhy CZE (4) and L. Paes IND (4) win the title against M. Bhupathi IND (3) and M. Knowles BAH (3) 3:6, 6:3, 6:2.  Congratulations!

Junior Yuki Bhambri IND (1) unfortunately lost against an unseated American junior in the quarterfinals.

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On a personal note, as a former college Division I tennis player and teacher, it was of utmost sadness to see how Serena Williams acted in her semi-final match against Kim Clijsters.  I know all about wanting to let ones emotions out, but do it by kicking your bag – not by breaking your racquet.  Then, certainly, you do not use foul language nor threaten physical harm to a lines person.  But that there was no remorse or understanding of what she did wrong or that she behaved badly afterwards, is the real disappointment.

I am ashamed as a tennis player, athlete, and woman.

-Nadja K. Rutkowski

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