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Upcoming Tournaments

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Baku Cup

Baku, AZERBAIJAN
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Florianopolis, BRAZIL
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Nanchang, CHINA
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Stanford, USA
Aug 03 - Aug 09
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Aug 03 - Aug 09
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Toronto, CANADA
Aug 10 - Aug 16
US Open

US Open

Flushing Meadows, USA
Aug 31 - Sep 13

Tournament Info

Tier: Grand Slams
Prize Money: $0
Surface: Hard
Director: David Brewer
Queens, New York, is the site of the tennis calendar's fourth and final Grand Slam, the US Open.

Although perceived by some to lack the history and tradition surrounding Wimbledon and the French Open, the inaugural US Open, then known as the United States National Championships, was staged way back in 1881 on the grass courts of the Newport Casino in Rhode Island.

Since then, the tournament has enjoyed a further three homes and two surface changes, taking in the Westside Tennis Club, the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia before finally settling in its current locale, the grandiose USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows in 1978.

Early years saw an American dominance of the tournament, with only six players from outside the US capturing the title during the amateur era. This dominance continued as the Open Era was ushered in, with Billie Jean King, Tracy Austin and Martina Navratilova all victorious on multiple occasions.

However, none were more dominant than Chris Evert. Between 1975 and 1982, the all-time great triumphed in New York on a staggering six occasions, setting an Open Era record that was not equaled until Serena Williams did so in 2014.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the honor roll was given a cosmopolitan makeover, as Gabriela Sabatini, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Steffi Graf and Martina Hingis were among those crowned, while recent years have seen 21st century stars such as Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters follow in their footsteps. Navratilova has the Open Era doubles record with nine titles.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Serena Williams Elena Vesnina / Ekaterina Makarova
2013 Serena Williams Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka
2012 Serena Williams Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2011 Samantha Stosur Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond
2010 Kim Clijsters Yaroslava Shvedova / Vania King
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  • Where The Top 20 Are Playing This Summer

    July 29, 2015
    The summer hardcourt season kicks off in just a few days - so where's everyone playing this summer? Here are the Top 20's playing schedules leading up to the US Open.
  • US Open Prize Pot Tops $40M

    July 15, 2015
    The US Open has reclaimed its position as the richest tennis major after the USTA announced a 10.5% increase for this year's prize fund.
  • Can Serena Win The US Open Too?

    July 13, 2015
    Serena Williams is fresh off her fourth major in a row, but if she makes it five she'll also pull off her first Calendar Year Grand Slam - do you think the World No.1 can do it?
  • Serena Slams 1 & 2: The Trophy Shots

    July 13, 2015
    In honor of Serena Williams completing her second Serena Slam, we thought we'd take a look back at both Serena Slams - which of these eight trophy shots is your favorite?
  • Serena Turns Attention To New York

    July 12, 2015
    Fresh off completing her second Serena Slam, Serena Williams is now turning her attention to Flushing Meadows and the Calendar Slam. Mark Hodgkinson, wtatennis.com contributor, investigates.
  • Happy Birthday, Venus Williams

    June 17, 2015
    It's a very special day for a very special woman - Happy Birthday Venus Williams! We thought we'd celebrate with seven iconic pics from her seven Grand Slam triumphs.
  • Upsets Of 2014: Mirjana Vs Simona

    December 05, 2014
    Each day this week wtatennis.com has looked back at one of 2014's most memorable upsets. Last, but by no means least, is Mirjana Lucic-Baroni's emotional win over Simona Halep in New York.
  • Season Review: Serena On Top Stateside

    November 27, 2014
    Serena Williams banished memories of difficult first half of the year to dominate the North American hardcourt season and lift a sixth US Open title.
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  • Serena's 21 Grand Slam Titles

    July 19, 2015
    Serena Williams now has 21 Grand Slam titles - the third-most of any tennis player, male or female, all time. Take a look back at all 21 of them in this very special gallery!
  • Gallery: Seles' 9 Grand Slams

    December 02, 2014
    It's Monica Seles' birthday - Happy Birthday Monica! Take a look back at the nine biggest titles of the WTA legend's illustrious career - her nine Grand Slam titles...
  • US Open Gallery: Serena & The Trophy

    September 08, 2014
    After finishing on top of the world at the US Open, Serena Williams went to the top of the Empire State Building for the traditional champion's photo shoot.
  • US Open Gallery: Grand Slam Glory

    September 07, 2014
    Serena Williams rejoiced after beating Caroline Wozniacki for her 18th Grand Slam title. The doubles and mixed doubles champions were also crowned.
  • US Open Gallery: The Fashions Of New York

    September 06, 2014
    What have the WTA stars been wearing at the US Open? See all the best fashions from Flushing Meadows here - and click the SHOP button above to browse it all on Tennis Warehouse!
  • US Open Gallery: And Then There Were Four

    September 04, 2014
    Eight of the world's best players took Arthur Ashe Stadium for the quarterfinals, and only four moved on. All the best pics from the final eight of the US Open, right here.
  • US Open Gallery: Closer To You

    September 03, 2014
    From selfies with World No.1s to mingling with the frontrunners on the Road To Singapore leaderboard, fans have been getting closer to the WTA stars in Flushing Meadows.
  • US Open Gallery: Bringing The Heat

    September 01, 2014
    From WTA Rising Stars rising up to World No.1s battling through the heat, it has been a grueling last few days at the US Open. See all the best pics right here.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Serena Williams Elena Vesnina / Ekaterina Makarova
2013 Serena Williams Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka
2012 Serena Williams Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2011 Samantha Stosur Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond
2010 Kim Clijsters Yaroslava Shvedova / Vania King
2009 Kim Clijsters Venus Williams / Serena Williams
2008 Serena Williams Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2007 Justine Henin Nathalie Dechy / Dinara Safina
2006 Maria Sharapova Nathalie Dechy / Vera Zvonareva
2005 Kim Clijsters Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur
2004 Svetlana Kuznetsova Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2003 Justine Henin Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2002 Serena Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2001 Venus Williams Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
2000 Venus Williams Julie Halard-Decugis / Ai Sugiyama
1999 Serena Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
1998 Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis / Jana Novotna
1997 Martina Hingis Lindsay Davenport / Jana Novotna
1996 Steffi Graf Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1995 Steffi Graf Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1994 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Jana Novotna / Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1993 Steffi Graf Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario / Helena Sukova
1992 Monica Seles Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1991 Monica Seles Pam Shriver / Natasha Zvereva
1990 Gabriela Sabatini Gigi Fernandez / Martina Navratilova
1989 Steffi Graf Hana Mandlikova / Martina Navratilova
1988 Steffi Graf Gigi Fernandez / Robin White
1987 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1986 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1985 Hana Mandlikova Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Helena Sukova
1984 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1983 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1982 Chris Evert Rosie Casals / Wendy Turnbull
1981 Tracy Austin Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith
1976 Chris Evert
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