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Serena Williams wins US Open 2013

World no.1 Serena Williams conquered her fifth US Open title by defeating second ranked Victoria Azarenka to clinch her 17th career Grand Slam crown.

Serena became the oldest Open Era women’s winner in US Open history, 293 days older than Margaret Court when she set the prior mark in 1973, and the third-oldest Grand Slam women’s champion of the Open Era.

She is the first top-seeded champion since Justine Henin in 2007 and the first woman to defend the US Open crown since Kim Clijsters in 2010.


Mamnoon Hussain sworn in as Pakistan President

India-born Mamnoon Hussain sworn in as the 12th President of Pakistan. He was administered  the oath by Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

Hussain, born in Agra, India, is also a textile businessman. He tenured as the Governor of Sindh for a very short period when his appointment was dismissed by a military coup d’état in 1999. succeeded Asif Ali Zardari.