USA vs Russia: battle of the Ladies

Lyndsay Vonn of the USA
The girls in stars and stripes secured victory during a fantastic month of November, in which the Williams sisters dominated the Sony Ericsson Tennis Championships, Team USA came second in the Tennis Confederation Cup and a handful of points were scooped up at the New York Marathon and the Trampoline World Championships.
But the USA scored no points in December, not even in the IBA Body Boarding World Tour where they had some strong athletes, and had to sit and watch as Russia won the World Handball Championship. It was not enough however, and the US Ladies won the 2009 Global Cup by a mere 43 w. points over Russia.