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Upcoming Tournaments

Rogers Cup

Rogers Cup

Montreal, CANADA
Jul 25 - Jul 31
Brasil Tennis Cup

Brasil Tennis Cup

Florianopolis, BRAZIL
Jul 31 - Aug 05
Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open

Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open

Nanchang, CHINA
Aug 01 - Aug 07
Olympic Tennis Event

Olympic Tennis Event

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Aug 06 - Aug 14
Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, USA
Aug 15 - Aug 21
Connecticut Open

Connecticut Open

New Haven, USA
Aug 21 - Aug 27
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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  • 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.
  • Upsets Of 2015: Vinci Vs Serena

    November 27, 2015
    Each day this week wtatennis.com has looked back at one of 2015's most memorable upsets. Last, but by no means least, is Roberta Vinci's emotional win over Serena Williams in New York.
  • Season Review: Flavia's Fairytale

    November 19, 2015
    A memorable summer on the cement ended with Flavia Pennetta crowned as one of the most surprising - and popular - champions in US Open history.
  • WTA Player Of The Month: Pennetta

    October 09, 2015
    Flavia Pennetta enjoyed a fairytale run to her first major title at the US Open - and for that reason you voted her September's WTA Player Of The Month.
  • Vote: September's Player Of The Month

    October 06, 2015
    Cast your vote now for September's WTA Player of the Month - Flavia Pennetta, Agnieszka Radwanska, or Venus Williams?
  • Graf Won The Golden Slam On This Day

    October 01, 2015
    It was exactly 27 years ago to this day when Steffi Graf did something nobody had ever done before, and something nobody has done since - win the Golden Grand Slam.
  • Birthday Girl Martina Hingis' 20 Majors

    September 30, 2015
    It's Martina Hingis' birthday - Happy Birthday Martina! For the Swiss Miss' special day we thought we'd take a look back at her 20 Grand Slam titles. Let's turn back the clock!
  • September Fashions Of The WTA Stars

    September 30, 2015
    September ladies' styles: who had the best tennis clothes? Vote here on wtatennis.com!
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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 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.
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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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