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US Open

US Open

Flushing Meadows, USA
Aug 25 - Sep 07
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US Open

US Open

Flushing Meadows, USA
Aug 25 - Sep 07

Tournament Info

Tier: Grand Slams
Prize Money: $18,102,000
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 yet to be bettered.

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, five-time champion Serena Williams and Venus Williams follow in their footsteps. Navratilova has the Open Era doubles record with nine titles.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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
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  • The Upsets Continue: Kvitova Out

    August 30, 2014
    Aga, Ana, Simona, Angie - now Petra. Another Top 8 seed was bundled out of the US Open on Saturday as Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic outdid Petra Kvitova.
  • Flawless Azarenka Swats Aside Vesnina

    August 30, 2014
    Two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka laid down a marker at this year's tournament with a brilliant performance against Elena Vesnina on Saturday afternoon.
  • Williams Passes Third Round Test

    August 30, 2014
    Defending champion Serena Williams overcame Varvara Lepchenko and the blustery conditions on Arthur Ashe to book a place in the fourth round of the US Open.
  • Henley: Signs You're At The US Open

    August 30, 2014
    The rowdy crowds, celebs, the final set tie-break - those are just a few of the signs that, if you see them, you know you're at the US Open. Blair Henley investigates for wtatennis.com.
  • BBC: The Buzz Of The Big Apple

    August 30, 2014
    The BBC was in New York to experience CiCi mania and find out a little bit more about the newest WTA Rising Star.
  • US Open Saturday: One Year On

    August 30, 2014
    The middle Saturday of the US Open sees last year's semifinalist Flavia Pennetta take on Nicole Gibbs and two-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka meet Elena Vesnina.
  • Inspired Lucic-Baroni Stuns Halep

    August 29, 2014
    Teen phenom in the '90s, tough years in the 2000s, now world-beater? An inspired Mirjana Lucic-Baroni pulled off the shocker of the US Open fortnight on Friday afternoon.
  • Sharapova Wins, Halep & Venus Out

    August 29, 2014
    Maria Sharapova dodged the upset bug while Mirjana Lucic-Baroni had a career-defining win over Simona Halep. Watch Lucic-Baroni's emotional press conference here.
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  • US Open Gallery: The WTA Fan Booth

    August 28, 2014
    Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic and Marion Bartoli are just some of the WTA stars who have visited the WTA Fan Booth at the US Open - when will you stop by?
  • US Open Gallery: Sweating It Out

    August 27, 2014
    From the practice courts to the match courts, the WTA stars have been sweating it out, all in the hopes of doing the best they can. The best action shots, right here.
  • US Open Gallery: Legends In The House

    August 26, 2014
    Some of the biggest legends in the history of sport - including Michael Jordan and the WTA's own Billie Jean King - made it a day to remember in Flushing Meadows.
  • US Open Gallery: Forehands & Fireworks

    August 25, 2014
    It was an action-packed Day 1 at the US Open with fightbacks, ferocious forehands, fireworks, even a bee attack - check out all of the best pics of the day right here!
  • US Open Gallery: Taste Of Tennis

    August 23, 2014
    The brightest WTA stars - including Agnieszka Radwanska - stepped out in New York City ahead of the US Open for Taste Of Tennis. See all the best pics here!
  • Gallery: Serena's 17 Grand Slams

    January 18, 2014
    Serena Williams has spent 14 years winning Grand Slams - two full years more than anyone else's winning span in the Open Era - and it doesn't look like she's going to be stopping there...
  • US Open Gallery: Serena's Media Blitz

    September 09, 2013
    Central Park, Live! With Kelly And Michael, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America - Serena Williams and her new US Open trophy did the rounds in New York City on Monday. See the pics here!
  • US Open Gallery: A Star-Studded Final

    September 08, 2013
    From Ne-Yo to Eva Longoria and Sarah Jessica Parker to Hugh Jackman - and former President Of The United States Bill Clinton - the stars came out in full force for the final. See the pics now!
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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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