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U.S. Open Day 13: Aces and faults

Noah Rubin of Long Island returns the ball

Noah Rubin of Long Island returns the ball to Kyle Edmund of Britain in the first round of junior boys' singles at the 2012 U.S. Open tennis tournament. (Sept. 3, 2012) Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

ACE. Fifteen-year-old unseeded wild card Tornado Alicia Black of Boca Raton, Fla., defeated Antonia Lottner of Germany Saturday to become the third straight American to reach the Open girls' singles final and the fourth in the past six years.

FAULT. Weather conditions caused a change in LaGuardia Airport flight patterns that brought the bludgeoning noise of jet flyovers back to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

ACE. Martina Navratilova, teaming with Rennae Stubbs, won the women's doubles final for old champions over Chanda Rubin and Iva Majoli. For the 56-year-old Navratilova, that doesn't officially count alongside her 59 titles in Grand Slam play -- 18 singles, 31 doubles, 10 mixed doubles -- before retirement.

By the Numbers

3 Women's sets during the Open that were shorter in length than the 21-minute third game of the fifth set between Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka.

10 Years since Andy Roddick was the last American man to win the U.S. Open title.

165-165 Total points scored by Djokovic and Wawrinka in their semifinal.


Rockville Centre teenager Noah Rubin had the opportunity to hit with both Rafael and Wawrinka early Saturday before the men's semifinal matches.


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