After getting off to a fast start, it took American Sloane Stephens three sets to finally put away Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.
While a crestfallen summer certainly hurt Ana Ivanovic's chances, perhaps karma played a role in Lindsay Davenport's early dismissal. Bonnie D. Ford highlights the week that was at the U.S. Open.
Stand up if your crystal ball had Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga emerging from their halves of the draw. It's safe to assume the prescient culprits are few, which is what makes this final so unpredictable.
Ana Ivanovic grew up in war-ravaged Serbia, while her next opponent, Daniela Hantuchova, has resurrected after years of public dissection. Both players could have easily crumbled, but they didn't.