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Guangzhou International Women's Open

Guangzhou International Women's ...

Guangzhou, CHINA
Sep 15 - Sep 20
Kia Korea Open

Kia Korea Open

Seoul, KOREA
Sep 15 - Sep 21
Toray Pan Pacific Open

Toray Pan Pacific Open

Tokyo, JAPAN
Sep 15 - Sep 21
Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

Wuhan, CHINA
Sep 21 - Sep 27
China Open

China Open

Beijing, CHINA
Sep 27 - Oct 05
Generali Ladies Linz

Generali Ladies Linz

Linz, AUSTRIA
Oct 06 - Oct 12
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 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
2009 Kim Clijsters Venus Williams / Serena Williams
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  • Serena & Wozniacki's Night Out

    September 08, 2014
    It's rare for two players who just played a Grand Slam final against each other to hit the town together that ...
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  • Serena & Wozniacki's Night Out

    September 08, 2014
    It's rare for two players who just played a Grand Slam final against each other to hit the town together that night, but that's just what happened in New York City.
  • McCarvel: Serena Looks Forward

    September 08, 2014
    Throughout the US Open fortnight, wtatennis.com contributors brought us a little closer to the action. Today, Nick McCarvel catches up with newly crowned champ Serena Williams...
  • Serena Wins Historic 18th Major

    September 07, 2014
    Serena Williams has tied Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for second-most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era - she's also earned the biggest payout in tennis history.
  • US Open Final: As It Happened

    September 07, 2014
    Game-by-game coverage of the US Open final between Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.
  • Quotable Quotes: Serena & Wozniacki

    September 07, 2014
    What will Serena Williams do with her record $4 million payout? What did reaching her second Grand Slam final do for Caroline Wozniacki's belief? Read on!
  • Twitter Reaction: Serena Hits 18

    September 07, 2014
    Victoria Azarenka, Oprah, Kevin Durant, Eva Longoria and Busta Rhymes. Just a few of the many tweets that flooded in after Serena Williams won her 18th Grand Slam title at the US Open.
  • Bouzkova Crowned Junior Champion

    September 07, 2014
    Marie Bouzkova capped a memorable summer for Czech tennis by defeating Anhilina Kalinina, 6-4, 7-6(5), to lift the US Open girls' singles.
  • Brain Game: Serena Vs Wozniacki

    September 07, 2014
    Take a look back at the US Open final match between Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, but this time from a statistical perspective, all courtesy of Craig O'Shannessy and SAP.
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  • 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.
  • Gallery: Serena's 18 Grand Slams

    September 07, 2014
    Serena Williams has been winning Grand Slam titles for 15 years now - three years more than any other winning span in the Open Era. Take a trip down memory lane...
  • 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.
  • US Open Gallery: New York, New York

    August 30, 2014
    From on-court surprises to players showing their fun side, it's been a magical first week at the US Open in New York. These little town blues are melting away...
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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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