US Open

The final Grand Slam of the year, United States Open Tennis Championships takes place in New York City. The tournament is the modern version of the U.S. National Championship, which is the oldest tournament in tennis.

US Open 2020
Sep 13, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; General view of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the Dominic Thiem of Austria match against Alexander Zverev of Germany in the men’s singles final match on day 14 of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The tournament has been administered by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) since 1978. Since then, it has been using DecoTurf cushion acrylic hard courts.

The Arthur Ashe Stadium inside the complex tops in the list of the largest tennis stadiums in the world with a capacity of seating 23,771 spectators.

At US Open, when the score of the final set reaches 6-6 (fifth set in ATP and third set in WTA), the seven-point tiebreaker comes in to play.

US Open Prize Money

The total prize money for US Open 2020 was $53.4 million, down 6.7% from the previous year. It is still the richest Grand Slam tennis tournament in history.  The men’s and women’s singles champions’ prize money was reduced to $3 million and the runners-up collected cheques of $1.5 million each.

The champions of the US Open tennis tournament are given 2000 ranking points and the ATP finalists collect 1200 ranking points and whereas their WTA counterparts are awarded 1300 points. 

Dominic Thiem poses with the US Open trophy
Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with the championship trophy after his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) in the men’s singles final match on day fourteen of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. |REUTERS

US Open Winners List (ATP) Over The Past 15 Years:

Roger Federer 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Juan Martin del Potro 2009
Rafael Nadal 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019
Novak Djokovic 2011, 2015, 2018
Andy Murray 2012
Marin Cilic 2014
Stan Wawrinka  2016
Dominic Thiem 2020


US Open Winners List (WTA) Over The Past 15 Years:

Svetlana Kuznetsova

2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

Kim Clijsters

2005, 2009, 2010

Maria Sharapova

2006

Justine Henin

2003, 2007

Serena Williams

1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014

Sam Stosur

2011

Flavia Pennetta

2015

Angelique Kerber

2016

Sloane Stephens

2017

Naomi Osaka

2018, 2020

Bianca Andreescu

2019

Where is US Open held?

The tournament is held at Flushing Meadows. The Big Apple City’s major tournament takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is a stadium complex within Flushing Meadows–Corona, Park in Queens, New York, USA.

US Open Venue:

The stadium was initially named USTA National Tennis Center, and in 2006 it was renamed to honor the 12-time Grand Slam champion and one of the most influential sports persons, Billie Jean King.

Naomi Osaka celebrates with her trophy at US Open 2020
Sep 12 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates with the championship trophy after her match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Which channels are showing US Open?

Global – Tennis TV

United States – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+

Australia – ESPN International

United Kingdom – Amazon Prime Video

Europe – Eurosport

Canada – RDS (French) & TSN (English)

Pan-Asia region – Fox Sports

Indian Subcontinent – Star Sports Select

Southern Africa – SuperSport

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