Yesterday saw the women's final at the US Open take place, with a new major champion being crowned as Sloane Stephens won the all-American affair. Today the men's final took place, which saw no new major winner as Rafael Nadal won once again.

Stephens defeats Keys in lopsided finals

The women's finals of the US Open yesterday featured Madison Keys (15) against Slone Stephens (unseeded), with both vying to win their first major title. This was the first women's all-American final at the US Open since 2002, and it was also the first all-American finals without a Williams sister since the 1984 US Open.

The winner would also be the first American to win the US Open that was not a Williams sister since Lindsay Davenport in 1998.

Stephens ended up easily winning+hat turned out to be a lopsided matchup 6-3, 6-0 in straight sets. Besides this win giving Stephens her first ever career major she also became the first women to clinch the US Open title with 6-0 bagel since Chris Evert in 1976. She also extended the streak of the first set winner winning the finals, as this is the 23rd straight US Open it has happened.

It was about a month ago that she was ranked 934th in the world after coming back in July from an 11-month layoff due to a stress fracture. She then entered this tournament ranked 83rd and is now projected to be 17th.

Lastly, she is only the second unseeded player to win a major in the Open Era (since 1968) joining Kim Cjlisters in 2009.

Nadal handles Anderson, gets victory

In the men's final today Rafael Nadal (1) faced off against Kevin Anderson (28), with the Spaniard easily winning in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. This victory gave Nadal his second major of the year and his 16th overall, once again putting him only three behind Roger Federer.

It is the third time that he has won the US Open, with the last victory here having previously come in 2013.

At 31-years-old Nadal became only the third player to win two majors in one year after turning thirty years of age. The only other two were Rod Laver in 1969 and Federer this year. Nadal also became the first male player to win a major without having faced a top twenty player since Pete Sampras back in 2000.

Considering that Nadal and Federer were both dismissed by many as never having a chance of winning another major again due to age and injury, it is impressive that the two men dominated the majors between them this year. With the victory, Nadal also further increased his grip on being the top ranked player in the world.