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Serena Williams is Last American Standing at 2014 US Open

Serena Williams is last American standing in 2014 US Open

When John Isner lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber Saturday at the 2014 US Open, it denied him a chance of meeting the #1 seed Novak Djokovic on Labor Day.  He was also the last American in the men’s draw to be eliminated.  Once again, the hopes of the United States of America to win the US Open is left in the hands and on the racket of Serena Williams, who is the last American left in the tournament.

Unfortunately, this shouldn’t be surprising.  Serena has won the last nine American Grand Slam titles.  In fact, the last 14 Americans to win Grand Slams have all had the last name Williams, with Serena winning 11 and her older sister holding up the trophy three times.  The last American not named Williams to win a Grand Slam title?  Andy Roddick at the 2003 US Open.

Once again, the hopes of a nation lies in the hands, and on the racket of Serena Jameka Williams, but her play gives us the faith that she can carry a country’s hopes on her back.  That journey continues with her fourth-round match with Kaia Kanepi.

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