2009 Major Sports Winners

Winners of Major Sports Events in 2009

Super Bowl XLIII
February 1, 2009. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) def. Arizona Cardinals   

2009 Australian Open
January 19 through February 1. Melbourne Park.
Men’s Singles: Rafael Nadal
Women’s Singles: Serena Williams
Men’s Doubles: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
Women’s Doubles: Serena and Venus
Mixed Doubles: India’s Mirza and Bhupathi

World Figure Skating Championships

March 23 – 29 at Staples Center
Men’s singles:  Evan Lysacek (US)
Ladies’ singles: Kim Yu-Na (SK)
Pair skating: Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy (Germany)
Ice dancing: Oksana Domnina & Maxim Shabalin (Russia)

Angel Cabrera
is the 2009 Masters champion. April 2009.

Boston Marathon: Deriba Merga of Ethiopia. Salina Kosgei of Kenya. April 2009

NHL Stanley Cup trophy goes to Pittsburgh Penguins in Detroit, June 2009

Henrik Stenson
of Sweden wins The Players Championship. May 2009.

Helio Castroneves wins Indianapolis 500. Penske. May 2009

Los Angeles Marathon: Wesley Korir of Kenya. Tatyana Petrova of Russia. May 2009

Barcelona wins Champions League, beating Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese, plays for Manchester) the FIFA World Player of the Year and European Player of Year (May 2009)

Kentucky Derby: Mine That Bird
Preakness Stakes: Rachel Alexandra
Belmont Stakes: Summer Bird

2009 French Open winner: Roger Federer of Switzerland
Women’s champion: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia

NHL Stanley  Cup trophy to Pittsburgh Penguins in Detroit, June 2009
Conn Smythe trophy winner: Evgeni Malkin (also of Art Ross trophy)

2009 NBA Champions
: Los Angeles Lakers! 15th time ~

Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award winner: Kobe Bryant

2009 US Open Golf Championship at Bethpage: Lucas Glover

Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest on July 4: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes

2009 Wimbledon winners: Roger Federer and Serena Williams

United States Women’s Open Championship (golf): Eun-Hee Ji

The American League extends All-Star streak to seven straight wins

Prince Fielder the first vegetarian to win the Home Run Derby

2009 MLB All Star Game MVP: Carl Crawford, the starting left fielder for the Tampa Bay Rays

Stewart Cink won the 2009 Open Championship, beating five-time winner Tom Watson

Tour de France winner: Spaniard Alberto Contador

PGA Championship: South Korea’s Y.E. Yang toppled Tiger Woods and became the first Asian-born man to win a major. Mid-August

Kim Clijsters captured the 2009 United States Open title, becoming the first mother to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong Cawley won Wimbledon in 1980.  

Juan Martín del Potro, 20-year-old Argentine, wins the men’s final of the US Open by defeating Roger Federer.