All about the US Open Tennis

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Brief Information about US Open Tennis

Founded in: 1881

Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York City, New York, United States

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Playing Area: Outdoors

Surface: Grass 1881-1974 | Clay 1975-1977 | Hard 1978 to present

Total Prize Money: US$ 34, 252, 000 (As per 2013 US Open)

About US Open Men’s Tennis

Draw: 128 Singles matches – 128 Qualifiers – 64 Doubles

Current Singles Champion: Rafael Nadal

Current Doubles Champions: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek

Most numbers of Singles Titles won by Richard Sears (7), Bill Larned (7), and Bill Tilden (7)

Most numbers Doubles Titles won by Richard Sears (6), James Dwight (6), Holcombe Ward (6)

About US Open Women’s Tennis

Draw: 128 Singles Matches – 128 Qualifiers – 64 Doubles

Current Singles Champion: Serena Williams

Current Doubles Champions: Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka

Most numbers of Singles Titles won by Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (8)

Most numbers Doubles Titles won by Margaret Osborne DuPont (13)

US Open Mixed Doubles Tennis

Draw: 32

Current Mixed Doubles Champions: Andrea Hlavackova and Max Mirnyi

Most numbers of Mixed Doubles Titles won by (Male): Bill Tilden (4), Bill Talbert (4), and Bob Bryan (4)

Most numbers of Mixed Doubles Titles won by (Female): Margaret Osborne DuPont (8) and Margaret Court (8)

Official Website: usopen.org

Brief Information about US Open

One of the four Grand Slams of Tennis US Open, which is officially called The United States Open Tennis Championships, is a hard-court tennis tournament that is held every year in the last week of August and the first week of September. The first-ever US Open was played in the year 1881 and since 1987 it has been slated as the fourth and the last grand slam of the year in the Tennis calendar after the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon.

The main US Open tennis has five different events in total; they are men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

Brief History of US Open Tennis

The first-ever US Open tennis tournament was held in August 1881 at the Newport Casino at Rhode Island and only club members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association or USNLTA were permitted to participate. In the year 1915, the tournament was shifted from Rhode Island to the West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills in New York. After some twists and turns when the Open Era in tennis began in 1968 all five different major US tennis events were merged into one and it was labeled the US Open and was held at West Side Tennis Club. In the year 1970 US Open was awarded the grand slam status and within three years it was decided that both the men’s and women’s champions will get the same prize money. In 1978 finally, the tournament was shifted to the USTA National Tennis Center in the Flushing Meadows, Queens and there were a clay surface and floodlight tennis on offer for the first time but after three years it was turned into hard court.

Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert Lloyd are the only two players who have won US Open on all three surfaces.

US Open Tennis Current Champions:

Dominic Thiem

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In 2020, Dominic Thiem won the men’s singles title. This was his 1st Major singles title.

Naomi Osaka

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In 2020, Naomi Osaka won the women’s singles title. This was her 3rd Major Singles title and her second at the US Open.

Mate Pavić

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In 2020, Mate Pavić was part of the winning men’s doubles team. This was his 2nd Major doubles title and his second at the US Open.

Bruno Soares

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In 2020, Bruno Soares was part of the winning men’s doubles team. This was his 3rd Major doubles title and his second at the US Open.

Laura Siegemund

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In 2020, Laura Siegemund was part of the winning women’s doubles team. This was her 1st Major doubles title and her second at the US Open.

Vera Zvonareva

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In 2020, Vera Zvonareva was part of the winning women’s doubles team. This was her 3rd Major doubles title and her second at the US Open.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands

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In 2019, Bethanie Mattek-Sands was part of the winning Mixed Doubles team. This was her ninth Grand Slam title and third in the US Open.

Jamie Murray

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In 2019, Jamie Murray was part of the winning Mixed Doubles team. This was his seventh Grand Slam title and fourth in the US Open.