New York City certainly knows how to put on a show.
This U.S. Open was entertaining from start to finish. It started with the birth of a star in Victoria Duval. Then we said goodbye to a much-beloved American in James Blake. Finally, the tournament ended with two of the greatest champions ever—Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams—walking away victorious.
Along the way we saw one-handed backhands steal the show, defending champions brought back to earth and the Bryan brothers' quest for a career Slam fall three sets short.
It was a scintillating way to end a wonderful summer of tennis, and with the No. 1 vs. No. 2 battling it out in both singles finals, it was a great exclamation point on the 2013 Slam season.
Take a look back at a few of the winners and losers from a fabulous two weeks of tennis.