US Open Flashbacks: 2000s

Since the Open era began in 1968, the US Open has provided many great memories from Arthur Ashe to Serena Williams.

As we count down the days to the start of the tournament on Aug. 25, CBS Sports provides US Open flashbacks by decade.

Here is a look at the great moments from the 2000s:

2001: In the first primetime women's final, Venus Williams defeated sister Serena to win her second consecutive title.

2002: Once again, Pete Sampras defeated Andre Agassi in the US Open final for the third time.

2003: Andy Roddick wins his first and only US Open title by beating Juan Carlos Ferrero. Roddick is the last United States male to win a Grand Slam singles title.

2004: Roger Federer captures his first US Open crown with a victory over Lleyton Hewitt.

2006: Andre Agassi says goodbye to tennis with an emotional speech after losing in the third round.

2008: Roger Federer wins his fifth consecutive US Open title after beating Andy Murray in the final.

2009: Juan Martin Del Potro ends Roger Federer's run at the US open with an amazing five-set victory.

Serena Williams meets with officials after her tirade in 2009. (Getty)
Serena Williams meets with officials after her tirade in 2009. (Getty)

2009: 17-year old Melanie Oudin had quite a run, beating three of the top players in the world, including Maria Sharapova. Oudin's run would end run in the quarterfinals.

2009: Serena Williams had a major meltdown in the semifinals against Kim Clijsters, throwing her racquet and yelling at a sideline judge. Clijsters ended up winning the match and eventually the title.

CBS Sports Network will begin coverage of US Open qualifying from Aug 19-22. CBS and will broadcast and stream the US Open live on Saturday, Aug. 30, while also showing the men's and women's semifinals and finals from Sept. 5-8.

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