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Memorable sports highlights on Sept. 11 since 2001 terror attacks

Andre Agassi, left, and Roger Federer of Switzerland, meet at the net following the men’s final at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. Federer won 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1.
Andre Agassi, left, and Roger Federer of Switzerland, meet at the net following the men’s final at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. Federer won 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1. Associated Press file

2004 – Svetlana Kuznetsova becomes the first Russian woman to win the U.S. Open when she defeats countrywoman Elena Dementieva, 6-3, 7-5.

2005 – Drew Bledsoe becomes the 10th player in NFL history to throw for 40,000 yards in a career, leading Dallas to a 28-24 win over San Diego in his debut with the team.

2005 – Roger Federer defends his U.S. Open singles title by beating 35-year-old Andre Agassi, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1.

2008 – Joan Higgins becomes the oldest winner in U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur history at age 52. Higgins beats Lynn Simmons 1-up at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Mich. to break the age mark of 48 set by Carol Semple Thompson in 1997.

2010 – James Madison, a top team in the Football Championship Subdivision, beats No. 13 Virginia Tech 21-16. The last time Virginia Tech lost to a I-AA team was 1985, when Richmond beat the Hokies 24-14 at Lane Stadium.

2010 – The Penn State women’s volleyball team has its record winning streak ends at 109 matches with a 28-26, 25-12, 25-18 loss to Stanford in a tournament at Florida. Penn State’s streak is the second-longest in Division I team sports, behind the 137 consecutive wins by the Miami men’s tennis program from 1957-1964.

2011 – Sam Stosur beats Serena Williams, pulling off a 6-2, 6-3 upset in the U.S. Open for her first Grand Slam title. Stosur is the first Australian woman to win a major championship since Evonne Goolagong Cawley at Wimbledon in 1980.

2011 – Carolina’s Cam Newton becomes the first rookie to throw for more than 400 yards in his NFL opener in a 28-21 loss to Arizona. Newton completes 24 of 37 passes for 422 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.

2014 – South Korean teen Hyo-Joo Kim makes history with the lowest round in a major tournament, a faultless 10-under 61 to open the Evian Championship.

2015 – Roberta Vinci stuns Serena Williams to end her Grand Slam bid in one of the greatest upsets in tennis history. The 43rd-ranked Italian wins 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. Open semifinals.

Compiled by Noel Harris

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