US Open By The Numbers
Published September 09, 2013 12:00
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.
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.
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).
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.
3.67 - The average number of Hawk-Eye challenges per match.