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U.S. Open men's final postponed

The men's tennis final between Rafael Nadal, pictured, and Novak Djokovic has been postponed until Monday
The men's tennis final between Rafael Nadal, pictured, and Novak Djokovic has been postponed until Monday
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • U.S. Open men's tennis final was rained out for a third consecutive year
  • Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to face each other on Monda
  • Earlier, Kim Clijsters successfully defends her women's singles title at the U.S. Open
  • The Belgian second seed crushes seventh seed Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1

(CNN) -- The U.S. Open men's tennis final was rained out for a third consecutive year on Sunday, with the match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in New York postponed until Monday.

Djokovic ousted Roger Federer on Saturday afternoon in five sets to make the final where it's hoped an extra day of rest will make for a dynamic finish to the Grand Slam tournament.

In the women's championship match, meanwhile, Belgian Kim Clijsters overpowered seventh seed Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 in exactly one hour to successfully defend her women's singles title at the U.S. Open and win her third overall at the tournament.

The lopsided win makes the second-seeded Clijsters the first woman to win back-to-back U.S. Open titles since Venus Williams did so in 2000 and 2001.

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Clijsters also won the 2005 title before retiring the next year for a three-year period. Russian Zvonareva started off well before being two backhand errors broke her to 2-4.

She went on to lose the first set with a backhand into the net.

The second set went in similar form for Zvonareva and Clijsters eventually dominated the match, going on to win 78 per cent on her first serves. The 27-year-old married mother will receive $2.2 million for her win.