2
0
1

Upcoming Tournaments

Connecticut Open

Connecticut Open

New Haven, USA
Aug 17 - Aug 23
US Open

US Open

Flushing Meadows, USA
Aug 25 - Sep 07
CAOXIJIU Suzhou Ladies Open

CAOXIJIU Suzhou Ladies Open

Suzhou, CHINA
Sep 01 - Sep 06
Coupe Banque Nationale

Coupe Banque Nationale

Quebec City, CANADA
Sep 08 - Sep 14
Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open

Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open

Hong Kong, SAR
Sep 08 - Sep 14
Tashkent Open

Tashkent Open

Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN
Sep 08 - Sep 13
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.
Read more

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
Previous Winners

News

All news
1

Photos

All photos
1

Videos

All videos
1
Subscribe

News

  • US Open Seeds: Where's Your Favorite?

    August 20, 2014
    The US Open seeds were released on Wednesday - find out where your favorite player is right here. And come back to wtatennis.com on Thursday for the draw!
  • US Open Contenders: Serena

    August 20, 2014
    The other Grand Slams weren't too kind to her this year, but the US Open has always been her stronghold. Could Serena Williams strike 18 in Flushing Meadows?
  • Live Video: US Open Draw

    August 20, 2014
    Which Top 4 seed's quarter will Maria Sharapova fall in? Who will draw Serena Williams first round? Watch the US Open draw live, right here!
  • US Open Contenders: Halep

    August 19, 2014
    Despite falling early in New Haven, it seems inevitable that WTA Rising Star Simona Halep is going to win a Grand Slam soon - can she break through at the US Open?
  • Lucie Safarova: Breaking New Ground

    August 19, 2014
    Lucie Safarova has set a new career-high after a sizzling summer - how high is she now? Also watch video of the hard work she's been putting in on the practice court...
  • Serena & Federer: The Parallel

    August 18, 2014
    Serena Williams and Roger Federer will both be chasing their 18th Grand Slam title at the US Open. But there's another big parallel between the two legends...
  • US Open Contenders: Sharapova

    August 18, 2014
    All week on wtatennis.com we'll be looking at some of the biggest contenders for the US Open, which kicks off in less than a week. First up: Maria Sharapova.
  • Serena Clinches US Open Series

    August 16, 2014
    By virtue of her semifinal win in Cincy, Serena Williams clinched the Emirates Airline US Open Series title and will go for a record $4 million payout at the US Open.
To The Top
8
Subscribe

Photos

  • 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!
  • US Open Gallery: Semifinal Friday

    September 06, 2013
    Tennis legends and celebrities alike came out to watch the semifinals of the US Open. And at the end of the day, they all saw the Top 2 players in the world in the zone - see the pics here.
  • US Open Gallery: Semifinalists & Celebs

    September 05, 2013
    From Li Na to Leonardo DiCaprio and Serena Williams to Jessica Biel, stars from the WTA and the celebrity world have been stepping out at the US Open over the last few days. See the pics here!
  • US Open Gallery: Down To... Nine?

    September 03, 2013
    The WTA stars have been shining on and off the court over the last few days as the US Open field has been cut from 16 to nine - it would have been eight if Flushing had stayed completely dry...
  • US Open Gallery: Down To Sixteen...

    September 01, 2013
    The last eight spots in the second week were up for grabs on Saturday, and Simona Halep was the first through the door. There were a number of celebrities watching the action too - who were they?
  • US Open Gallery: Second Week Takes Shape

    August 31, 2013
    Ekaterina Makarova was among the players snapping up berths in the second week, edging Sabine Lisicki in a tight two-setter. Which world leader was in the stands for Li Na and Laura Robson?
To The Top
8
Subscribe

Videos

To The Top
8

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
To The Top