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Holding The Trophy: US Open

A pictorial look at the US Open women's singles champions from the past 30 years.

Published September 11, 2009 05:02

American favorite Chris Evert reached nine finals, winning six titles.
American favorite Chris Evert reached nine finals, winning six titles.
Tracy Austin became America's Sweetheart with the first of her two victories in 1979. (Image: Sports Illustrated)
Tracy Austin became America's Sweetheart with the first of her two victories in 1979. (Image: Sports Illustrated)
Martina Navratilova won four US Open titles from eight finals contested. (Photo: Getty Images)
Martina Navratilova won four US Open titles from eight finals contested. (Photo: Getty Images)
Czech Hana Mandlikova won a third-set tie-break to beat Navratilova in the 1985 final. (Photo: Getty Images)
Czech Hana Mandlikova won a third-set tie-break to beat Navratilova in the 1985 final. (Photo: Getty Images)
Five of Steffi Graf's 22 major singles crowns were won in New York. (Photo: Getty Images)
Five of Steffi Graf's 22 major singles crowns were won in New York. (Photo: Getty Images)
Argentina's Gabriela Sabatini stunned Graf in the 1990 final to win her only Grand Slam singles title. (Photo: Getty Images)
Argentina's Gabriela Sabatini stunned Graf in the 1990 final to win her only Grand Slam singles title. (Photo: Getty Images)
Monica Seles won the first of her two US Open crowns in 1991. (Photo: Getty Images)
Monica Seles won the first of her two US Open crowns in 1991. (Photo: Getty Images)
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario became the first Spanish woman to win in New York, defeating Graf in a three-set final in 1994. (Photo: Getty Images)
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario became the first Spanish woman to win in New York, defeating Graf in a three-set final in 1994. (Photo: Getty Images)
Teenager Martina Hingis collected her third major title of 1997 at Flushing Meadows. (Photo: Getty Images)
Teenager Martina Hingis collected her third major title of 1997 at Flushing Meadows. (Photo: Getty Images)
Lindsay Davenport became the first home winner in New York in 11 years, collecting her first major there in 1998. (Photo: Getty Images)
Lindsay Davenport became the first home winner in New York in 11 years, collecting her first major there in 1998. (Photo: Getty Images)
Serena Williams won her first-ever major in New York in 1999 as a 17-year-old. (Photo: Getty Images)
Serena Williams won her first-ever major in New York in 1999 as a 17-year-old. (Photo: Getty Images)
A year after Serena's breakthrough win, sister Venus defended the title for the Williams family in 2000, and repeated the dose in 2001. (Photo: Getty Images)
A year after Serena's breakthrough win, sister Venus defended the title for the Williams family in 2000, and repeated the dose in 2001. (Photo: Getty Images)
After winning a dramatic semifinal in 2003 over Jennifer Capriati, Justine Henin emerged victorious in an all-Belgian final. (Photo: Getty Images)
After winning a dramatic semifinal in 2003 over Jennifer Capriati, Justine Henin emerged victorious in an all-Belgian final. (Photo: Getty Images)
In the first all-Russian US Open final, Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Elena Dementieva to collect her first major. (Photo: Getty Images)
In the first all-Russian US Open final, Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Elena Dementieva to collect her first major. (Photo: Getty Images)
A popular and patient win in 2005 for Belgian Kim Clijsters. (Photo: Getty Images)
A popular and patient win in 2005 for Belgian Kim Clijsters. (Photo: Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova's second Grand Slam singles title came under lights in New York in 2006. (Photo: Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova's second Grand Slam singles title came under lights in New York in 2006. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • American favorite Chris Evert reached nine finals, winning six titles.
  • Tracy Austin became America's Sweetheart with the first of her two victories in 1979. (Image: Sports Illustrated)
  • Martina Navratilova won four US Open titles from eight finals contested. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Czech Hana Mandlikova won a third-set tie-break to beat Navratilova in the 1985 final. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Five of Steffi Graf's 22 major singles crowns were won in New York. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Argentina's Gabriela Sabatini stunned Graf in the 1990 final to win her only Grand Slam singles title. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Monica Seles won the first of her two US Open crowns in 1991. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario became the first Spanish woman to win in New York, defeating Graf in a three-set final in 1994. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Teenager Martina Hingis collected her third major title of 1997 at Flushing Meadows. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Lindsay Davenport became the first home winner in New York in 11 years, collecting her first major there in 1998. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Serena Williams won her first-ever major in New York in 1999 as a 17-year-old. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • A year after Serena's breakthrough win, sister Venus defended the title for the Williams family in 2000, and repeated the dose in 2001. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • After winning a dramatic semifinal in 2003 over Jennifer Capriati, Justine Henin emerged victorious in an all-Belgian final. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • In the first all-Russian US Open final, Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Elena Dementieva to collect her first major. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • A popular and patient win in 2005 for Belgian Kim Clijsters. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Maria Sharapova's second Grand Slam singles title came under lights in New York in 2006. (Photo: Getty Images)
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