US Open By The Numbers

What was the longest match? And who hit the fastest serve? These are just a few of the questions answered in US Open By The Numbers.

Published September 09, 2013 12:00

US Open By The Numbers
Arthur Ashe Stadium

NEW YORK, NY, USA - One hundred and twenty-seven matches, 284 sets, 2568 games and 16,959 points over fourteen rainy, windy and occasionally sunny days. And that was just the singles. While numbers never tell the whole story, when it comes to the 2013 US Open, they certainly make for a good read…

3,600,000 - Having won the Emirates Airline US Open Bonus Challenge, champion Serena Williams collected $3.6 million in prize money. This is the largest cheque in tennis history and sees her become the first woman to exceed the $9 million mark in a single season.

22,547 - Bill Clinton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Wolverine were among the 22,547 in attendance for Sunday' singles final on Arthur Ashe.

182 - The number of minutes needed by Zheng Jie to defeat Venus Williams in their second round thriller, making it the longest match of the tournament.

126 - The speed in miles per hour of the fastest serve of the fortnight, hit by Serena Williams.

79 - Serena's 120mph bombs helped her win 79% of her first service points.

60 - The number of players at this year's tournament who were yet to be born when Kimiko Date-Krumm made her US Open debut in 1989.

53 - Francesca Schiavone has now played in 53 consecutive Grand Slams. She made her debut back at the US Open in 2000.

52 - Flavia Pennetta jumped 52 spots from No.83 to No.31 in the rankings after her run through to the semifinals.

33 - The longest rally of this year's tournament was 33 shots and came in the final set of the fourth round epic between Carla Suárez Navarro and Angelique Kerber. Although Suárez Navarro lost that particular battle, she would go on to win the war, triumphing, 46 63 76(3).

31 - The age of semifinalists Serena Williams, Li Na and Flavia Pennetta. The only other time in Grand Slam history three of the final four were over 30 came at Wimbledon in 1994.

17 - At just 17 years and 59 days old on the opening Monday of the tournament, Donna Vekic was the youngest player in New York.

5 - Serena Williams has now won five US Open titles, just one behind Chris Evert's Open Era-leading tally of six.

3.67 - The average number of Hawk-Eye challenges per match.

3 - Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua have now finished runner-up at three of the year's four majors.

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