September 2009 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 6 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Priddis Greens GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins by 5 strokes from a group of 5 players
  • Sep 12 South Africa claims 3rd Tri Nations Rugby Series with 32-29 win over defending champions New Zealand in Hamilton; Steyn bros dominate with the boot; Morné kicks 2 penalties, 2 conversions & dropped goal; François, 3 penalties

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 12 US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Kim Clijsters becomes first unseeded player and wildcard to win the tournament; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-3

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 14 US Open Men's Tennis: Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina wins his first Grand Slam title; beats defending champion Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2


Weddings in Sport

Khloé Kardashian

Sep 27 Businesswoman and TV personality Khloé Kardashian (28) weds NBA basketball forward Lamar Odom (32) in Beverly Hills, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 4 Buddy Blattner, American MLB and table tennis player, dies at 89
  • Sep 8 Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 82

Jack Kramer

Sep 12 Jack Kramer, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1947, US Open 1946, 47), dies of cancer at 88

  • Sep 14 Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (b. 1982)
  • Sep 16 Myles Brand, American sports administrator (4th NCAA President), dies of pancreatic cancer at 67