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2016 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

2016 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

Wuhan, CHINA
Sep 25 - Oct 01
Tashkent Open

Tashkent Open

Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN
Sep 26 - Oct 01
China Open

China Open

Beijing, CHINA
Oct 01 - Oct 09
Generali Ladies Linz

Generali Ladies Linz

Linz, AUSTRIA
Oct 10 - Oct 16
Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open

Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open

Hong Kong, SAR
Oct 10 - Oct 16
Tianjin Open - Tianjin, China

Tianjin Open - Tianjin, China

Tianjin, CHINA
Oct 10 - Oct 16
US Open

US Open

Flushing Meadows, USA
Aug 29 - Sep 11

Tournament Info

Tier: Grand Slams
Prize Money: $22,102,700
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
2016 Angelique Kerber Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Safarova
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
Previous Winners

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  • Kerber & WTA World No.1 Trophy

    September 12, 2016
    Angelique Kerber took home the US Open trophy on Saturday night, and once the rankings were released on Monday...
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  • WTA Breakthrough Of The Month: Pliskova

    September 16, 2016
    Karolina Pliskova conquered Cincinnati and roared into her first US Open final; because of this, you've voted her WTA Breakthrough Of The Month.
  • Kerber Takes US Open Trophy Tour

    September 13, 2016
    Reigning US Open champion Angelique Kerber is making the rounds following her big win in New York; check out her media swing right here on wtatennis.com.
  • Bellis Announces Plans To Turn Pro

    September 13, 2016
    WTA Insider | Catherine Bellis announced her decision to turn professional following a strong summer of results that saw her reach the third round of the US Open.
  • Vote: August Breakthrough Of The Month

    September 13, 2016
    Cast your vote now for August's Breakthrough Performance of the Month - Karolina Pliskova, Anastasija Sevastova, or Ana Konjuh?
  • Vote: August's Player Of The Month

    September 13, 2016
    Cast your vote now for August's WTA Player of the Month - Angelique Kerber, Monica Puig, or Karolina Pliskova?
  • Insider Notebook: 10 US Open Thoughts

    September 12, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | One last look back at the two weeks that were at the US Open, which were the most interesting storylines in the final Slam of 2016?
  • Insider Podcast: Coaches Corner

    September 12, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | Torben Beltz coached Angelique Kerber to two Grand Slam titles and the No.1 ranking in 2016. What do the dynamic duo have planned next?
  • Kerber's Journey To No.1

    September 12, 2016
    By her own admission, Angelique Kerber has been something of a late bloomer. However, just four months from her 29th birthday, she is now the World's No.1-ranked player.
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Photos

  • Kerber & WTA World No.1 Trophy

    September 12, 2016
    Angelique Kerber took home the US Open trophy on Saturday night, and once the rankings were released on Monday she was also presented with the new WTA World No.1 Trophy.
  • Gallery: Kerber Wins The US Open Title

    September 10, 2016
    Angelique Kerber capped off her rise to WTA World No.1 by winning her first US Open title - see all the best photos right here on wtatennis.com, courtesy of Getty Images.
  • US Open: Best Photos Of The Fortnight

    September 07, 2016
    As we approach the grand finale of another action packed fortnight, look back at all of the best photos from the US Open so far.
  • US Open: Round 1 In Photos

    August 31, 2016
    Relive all the action from the first days of the 2016 US Open, from Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, to the Opening Ceremony, to the latest finish ever recorded.
  • 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.
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  • Garbiñe Gets A Taste Of New York

    September 13, 2016
    Garbiñe Muguruza got a taste of the Big Apple when she learned from the pros how to make some of the city's signature sandwiches at the US Open's Taste Of Tennis event.
  • Cibulkova’s Empire State Of Mind

    September 13, 2016
    Before the US Open kicked off, Dominika Cibulkova climbed to the top of the Empire State Building to take in the most impressive view in all of New York City.
  • Elina Svitolina Meets Khiry Shelton

    September 18, 2015
    WTA Rising Star Elina Svitolina met one of soccer's brightest rising stars, Khiry Shelton, at New York City Football Club during the US Open. Watch the video right here.
  • Flavia Thanks Her Fans

    September 12, 2015
    US Open champion Flavia Pennetta sent a special message to her fans after capturing Grand Slam glory.
  • Puig and Svitolina's Pizza Express

    August 31, 2015
    On the eve of the US Open, WTA Rising Stars Monica Puig and Elina Svitolina headed to New York's Little Italy for a slice of fun.
  • Serena Shines At Delta Open Mic

    August 30, 2015
    Serena Williams warms up for the US Open with some Little Mermaid karaoke in front of a few celebrity friends
  • Which WTA Stars Were At Taste Of Tennis?

    August 30, 2015
    Victoria Azarenka tried out her DJing skills, Venus Williams took part in a cooking demo, and we caught up with all the biggest WTA stars on the red carpet - who was there?
  • US Open: Wozniacki Interview

    September 07, 2014
    An interview with Caroline Wozniacki after her loss in the final of the US Open.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2016 Angelique Kerber Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Safarova
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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