The Bryan Brothers, two wins away from winning the golden Grand Slam, lost today in the men's doubles semifinals to Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Bob and Mike Ryan were on the verge of becoming only the second men's doubles team to win all four Grand Slams in a single year. It happened last 62 years ago. Their quest for the U.S. Open put far more interest in the doubles game in a long, long time. And while we're at it: Serena and Venus Williams are up a set and two breaks over Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, the top-ranked women's doubles team.

UPDATE, 2:34 p.m.: Williams sisters won 6-3, 6-1.