Well, that was quick.
Kim Clijsters just polished off a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Vera Zvonareva in the final of the 2010 U.S. Open Saturday night. The match took exactly one hour. What a let down. After an incredible men's semi between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, this was a dud. CBS was forced to spend the second set showcasing celebrities dotting Arthur Ashe Stadium. Hey, there's Charlize Theron! There's Ron Howard! There's Jada Lynch, Clijsters' little daughter! (She's a celebrity now. As is her dad, Clijsters' husband Brian Lynch.)
Anyway, the seventh-seeded Zvonareva, who made 24 unforced errors and hit only six winners, got pushed around by the second-seeded Clijsters. The most emotion Dick Enberg showed in the entire match was when Zvonareva had a break point. Mind you, she didn't break Clijsters. She just had a break point, one of only two she had all night (Zvonareva converted neither).
Clijsters becomes the first back-to-back champion at the U.S. Open since Venus Williams accomplished the feat in 2000 and 2001. It's her third Open title overall -- she won it in 2005 before retiring temporarily. She's now 27-1 in her last four U.S. Opens.