I really think the US Open of 2009 has been the best overall tournament of 2009. There were so many great stories, especially on the women's side, and I think it really proved that the women's game is still alive and strong. Kim Clijsters came back in her THIRD tournament and won as a mom, the first mom to win a GS since Goolagong in 1980, and Melanie Oudin, the 17-year-old, proved that American tennis is still alive and strong. And then somehow, Del Potro beats Federer in the finals in 5 sets, and somehow it is the first time since the 2000 Wimbledon that no Russian has made the QF's or better of a GS. Agreed that the 2009 USO has been the best GS of the year?