YORK (AP) - All these years later, Serena Williams is back
as the U.S. Open champion, and she's back at No. 1, too.
Displaying the talent and tenacity that helped her dominate
tennis earlier in the decade, Williams outlasted second-seeded
Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5 Sunday night for her third U.S.
Open championship and ninth Grand Slam title overall.
It was Williams' first triumph at Flushing Meadows since 2002,
and it guaranteed that the American will lead the rankings Monday
for the first time since August 2003 - the longest gap between
stints at No. 1 for a woman.