2005 US Open Series Men's and Women's Standings Through August 25th.
Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters Win 2005 US Open Series Titles
Both to Compete For Record $2.2 Million in Prize Money at US Open - Highest Winner's Share in Men's and Women's Sports History
Roddick's Run to Final in Cincinnati Clinches US Open Series Title; Loses to World No. 1 Roger Federer in Final
Clijsters Clinches US Open Series Title in Toronto; Defeats Justine Henin-Hardenne in Final
FLUSHING, N.Y., August 21, 2005 -- The USTA today announced that Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters have won the 2005 US Open Series through their runs to the finals this weekend at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati and the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Roddick and Clijsters both will compete for double prize money at the 2005 US Open with the potential to win a record $2.2 million -- the highest winner's share in men's and women's sports history.
Roddick clinched the US Open Series men's title by advancing to the final in Cincinnati following his win at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., two weeks ago. Roddick today was defeated by defending US Open Champion and World No. 1 Roger Federer, 6-3, 7-5.
Clijsters' win in Toronto was her third US Open Series title this summer, having posted victories in the Series-opening Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif., and the JPMorgan Chase Open in Los Angeles last week. Clijsters continued her domination this summer with a 7-5, 6-1 victory today over Justine Henin-Hardenne in a rematch of the 2003 US Open women's final.
Through this weekend, Roddick, Andre Agassi, and Rafael Nadal hold the top three spots in the US Open Series Bonus Challenge standings; Clijsters, Mary Pierce and Ai Sugiyama lead the women. Roddick and Clijsters will play for double the prize money at the US Open. Should either win the US Open singles title, they would earn $2.2 million (double the $1.1 million US Open winner's purse). The second-place and third-place finishers in the US Open Series will receive 50% more and 25% more, respectively. The 2005 US Open Draw will take place at the United Nations Wednesday, August 24.
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