Sporting world remembers Sept 11

Published on Sep 12, 2004 04:30 PM IST

The US Open women's final began on a somber note, with spectators joining in a moment of silence to remember victims of September 11, 2001, and the recent hostage deaths in Russia.

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PTI | ByAssociated Press, New York

On the third anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the victims were remembered and honoured in sporting events around the country and the world.



At the US Open in New York, a tribute to the city's police and fire departments was held between the second and third set of the men's semifinal between Lleyton Hewitt and Joachim Johansson. Saturday evening's women's final began on a somber note, with spectators joining in a moment of silence to remember victims of September 11, 2001, and the recent terrorist attack at a school in Russia.

Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Dementieva both wore black ribbons in memory of the hundreds of Russian victims, and they walked out from the locker room wearing blue baseball caps with "FDNY" and "NYPD" to honour New York's police and fire workers.

Dementieva asked the crowd to observe another moment of silence after the match.

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