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Connecticut Open

Connecticut Open

New Haven, USA
Aug 21 - Aug 27
US Open

US Open

Flushing Meadows, USA
Aug 29 - Sep 11
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Dalian, CHINA
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Quebec City, CANADA
Sep 12 - Sep 18
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Tokyo, JAPAN
Sep 12 - Sep 18
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Guangzhou, CHINA
Sep 19 - Sep 24
US Open

US Open

Flushing Meadows, USA
Aug 29 - Sep 11

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
2015 Flavia Pennetta Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza
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
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  • Keys Named FearlesslyGIRL Ambassador

    August 24, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | Madison Keys is a new ambassador of FearlesslyGIRL, an international organization dedicated to empowering women in school and community.
  • US Open: The Seeds

    August 23, 2016
    The USTA announced today the list of seeds for the US Open. Where will your favorite player be seeded at Flushing Meadows? Find out right now!
  • CNN Open Court: Kerber's Fitness

    August 23, 2016
    CNN Open Court went inside the gym with Angelique Kerber to discuss how she gets Grand Slam fit, just in time for the final Slam of the year.
  • All In With Alla: Barrier Breakers

    August 23, 2016
    WTA Insider David Kane | Alla Kudryavtseva's season made its now-annual stop at Mylan World TeamTennis; the Orange County Breaker weighs in on teamwork, equality, and more.
  • Can Kerber Overtake Serena At US Open?

    August 22, 2016
    Angelique Kerber will have a second shot at the WTA World No.1 Ranking next week, but this time she'll have company. Four players will be vying for the top spot at the US Open.
  • US Open Wildcards Announced

    August 16, 2016
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Vania King and Lauren Davis are among the players to receive a wildcard into the US Open main draw. Who else is in? Find out here at wtatennis.com.
  • US Open Unveils Retractable Roof

    August 02, 2016
    The US Open became the third Grand Slam tournament to debut a roof over its center court on Tuesday with a ceremony commemorating the new Arthur Ashe Stadium roof.
  • US Open Boasts Record Prize Money Boost

    July 13, 2016
    The fourth Grand Slam of 2016 will award the richest purse in tennis history, as the US Open approved a 10% increase in overall prize money and $3.5 million to the champion.
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  • 15 Great Photos From The US Open Final

    September 12, 2015
    From celebrity sightings to action shots and one of the warmest hugs at the net in recent memory, check out 15 of the best pics from the 2015 US Open final right here.
  • Serena's Path To Number 22

    July 07, 2015
    Serena Williams now has 22 Grand Slam titles - the second-most of any tennis player, male or female, all time. Take a look back at all 22 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.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Flavia Pennetta Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza
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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