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US Open Tennis Finals Champions 2020

us open tennis finals , formally the United States Open Tennis Championships, international tennis tournament, the fourth and final of the major events that make up the annual Grand Slam of tennis (the other tournaments are the Australian Open, the French Open, and the Wimbledon Championships).

Who was the first tennis player to win the Grand Slam in one year?

The U.S. Open is held each year over a two-week period in late August and early September. Since 1978 all the U.S. Open championships have been played on the acrylic hard courts of the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) National Tennis Center (renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in 2006) in Flushing Meadows, Queens, N.Y. The U.S. Open consists of championships in five main categories: men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles.

The U.S. Open developed from one of the oldest tennis championships in the world: the U.S. National Championship, which was established in 1881 as a national men’s singles and doubles competition.

The tournament was open only to clubs that were members of the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA; now the USTA). The event expanded to include women’s singles in 1887, women’s doubles in 1889, and mixed doubles in 1892. The five championships were contested at different locales until 1968, when all five tournaments were finally hosted at a common site (the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y.), whereupon the championships became known as the U.S. Open. The tournament moved to Flushing Meadows in 1978.

As a unique result of this decentralized history, the tournament has been played on a variety of surfaces: from 1881 to 1974, it was played on grass; from 1975 to 1977, on clay; and since 1978, on DecoTurf, a fast hard-court surface comprising an acrylic layer over an asphalt or concrete base.

The main court at the U.S. Open (and the National Tennis Center’s largest venue) is the 22,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium, which is followed in capacity by the 10,000-seat Louis Armstrong Stadium, the 6,000-seat Grandstand Stadium, and smaller side courts. All courts are lit and therefore conducive to night play, and the inner courts are painted blue to facilitate the tracking of the ball.
Like most major championships tied to professional sports, the U.S. Open is as much a media extravaganza and tourist attraction as a sporting event, with special musical acts and family activities scheduled throughout the two-week period.
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One of the most notable moments in U.S. Open history took place in the 1992 semifinal match between American Michael Chang and Stefan Edberg of Sweden. Edberg emerged victorious, but only after a grueling five hours and 26 minutes, defeating Chang 6–7, 7–5, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4. That is believed to be the longest match in U.S. Open history. The longest women’s match in the competition’s history—in terms of number of games—occurred in 1898 (before the institution of tiebreakers), when the five-set match between Juliette Atkinson (the winner) and Marion Jones extended to 51 games.

Arthur Ashe won the U.S. Open in 1968, but because of his amateur status (he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army at the time) he was unable to accept the prize money. Another interesting side note in U.S. Open history is that Jimmy Connors is the only male to have won Open singles titles on all three of the Open’s surfaces, while Chris Evert (this author) is the only woman to have won on two surfaces, winning a record six U.S. Open titles in all (1975–78, 1980, 1982).

 

This author’s first experience playing a Grand Slam tournament was as a 16-year-old at the U.S. Open (in Forest Hills), and her last Grand Slam appearance (18 years later) was also at the U.S. Open (in Flushing Meadows). In the years between she won 18 singles Grand Slam championships, but those won at home, at the U.S. Open, will always be very special.

 

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U.S. Open Singles Champions

The table provides a chronological list of U.S. Open singles champions.

United States Open Tennis Championships—singles
year men women
*In 1968 and 1969 both amateur and open championships were held. Ashe won both men’s competitions in 1968; Smith won the amateur championship in 1969. Smith Court won the women’s amateur competition in 1968 and both championships in 1969. Thereafter the championships were open.
1881 Richard Sears (U.S.)
1882 Richard Sears (U.S.)
1883 Richard Sears (U.S.)
1884 Richard Sears (U.S.)
1885 Richard Sears (U.S.)
1886 Richard Sears (U.S.)
1887 Richard Sears (U.S.) Ellen Hansell (U.S.)
1888 Henry Slocum (U.S.) Bertha Townsend (U.S.)
1889 Henry Slocum (U.S.) Bertha Townsend (U.S.)
1890 Oliver Campbell (U.S.) Ellen Roosevelt (U.S.)
1891 Oliver Campbell (U.S.) Mabel Cahill (U.S.)
1892 Oliver Campbell (U.S.) Mabel Cahill (U.S.)
1893 Robert Wrenn (U.S.) Aline Terry (U.S.)
1894 Robert Wrenn (U.S.) Helen Helwig (U.S.)
1895 Frederick Hovey (U.S.) Juliette Atkinson (U.S.)
1896 Robert Wrenn (U.S.) Elisabeth Moore (U.S.)
1897 Robert Wrenn (U.S.) Juliette Atkinson (U.S.)
1898 Malcolm Whitman (U.S.) Juliette Atkinson (U.S.)
1899 Malcolm Whitman (U.S.) Marion Jones (U.S.)
1900 Malcolm Whitman (U.S.) Myrtle McAteer (U.S.)
1901 William Larned (U.S.) Elisabeth Moore (U.S.)
1902 William Larned (U.S.) Marion Jones (U.S.)
1903 Lawrence Doherty (U.K.) Elisabeth Moore (U.S.)
1904 Holcombe Ward (U.S.) May Sutton (U.S.)
1905 Beals Wright (U.S.) Elisabeth Moore (U.S.)
1906 William Clothier (U.S.) Helen Homans (U.S.)
1907 William Larned (U.S.) Evelyn Sears (U.S.)
1908 William Larned (U.S.) Maud Bargar-Wallach (U.S.)
1909 William Larned (U.S.) Hazel Hotchkiss (U.S.)
1910 William Larned (U.S.) Hazel Hotchkiss (U.S.)
1911 William Larned (U.S.) Hazel Hotchkiss (U.S.)
1912 Maurice McLoughlin (U.S.) Mary Browne (U.S.)
1913 Maurice McLoughlin (U.S.) Mary Browne (U.S.)
1914 Richard Williams (U.S.) Mary Browne (U.S.)
1915 Bill Johnston (U.S.) Molla Bjurstedt (Nor.)
1916 Richard Williams (U.S.) Molla Bjurstedt (Nor.)
1917 Lindley Murray (U.S.) Molla Bjurstedt (Nor.)
1918 Lindley Murray (U.S.) Molla Bjurstedt (Nor.)
1919 Bill Johnston (U.S.) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (U.S.)
1920 Bill Tilden (U.S.) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (U.S.)
1921 Bill Tilden (U.S.) Molla Mallory (U.S.)
1922 Bill Tilden (U.S.) Molla Mallory (U.S.)
1923 Bill Tilden (U.S.) Helen Wills (U.S.)
1924 Bill Tilden (U.S.) Helen Wills (U.S.)
1925 Bill Tilden (U.S.) Helen Wills (U.S.)
1926 René Lacoste (France) Molla Mallory (U.S.)
1927 René Lacoste (France) Helen Wills (U.S.)
1928 Henri Cochet (France) Helen Wills (U.S.)
1929 Bill Tilden (U.S.) Helen Wills (U.S.)
1930 John Doeg (U.S.) Betty Nuthall (U.K.)
1931 Ellsworth Vines (U.S.) Helen Wills Moody (U.S.)
1932 Ellsworth Vines (U.S.) Helen Jacobs (U.S.)
1933 Fred Perry (U.K.) Helen Jacobs (U.S.)
1934 Fred Perry (U.K.) Helen Jacobs (U.S.)
1935 Wilmer Allison (U.S.) Helen Jacobs (U.S.)
1936 Fred Perry (U.K.) Alice Marble (U.S.)
1937 Don Budge (U.S.) Anita Lizana (Chile)
1938 Don Budge (U.S.) Alice Marble (U.S.)
1939 Bobby Riggs (U.S.) Alice Marble (U.S.)
1940 Don McNeill (U.S.) Alice Marble (U.S.)
1941 Bobby Riggs (U.S.) Sarah Palfrey Cooke (U.S.)
1942 Ted Schroeder (U.S.) Pauline Betz (U.S.)
1943 Joseph R. Hunt (U.S.) Pauline Betz (U.S.)
1944 Frank Parker (U.S.) Pauline Betz (U.S.)
1945 Frank Parker (U.S.) Sarah Palfrey Cooke (U.S.)
1946 Jack Kramer (U.S.) Pauline Betz (U.S.)
1947 Jack Kramer (U.S.) Louise Brough (U.S.)
1948 Pancho Gonzales (U.S.) Margaret Osborne duPont (U.S.)
1949 Pancho Gonzales (U.S.) Margaret Osborne duPont (U.S.)
1950 Arthur Larsen (U.S.) Margaret Osborne duPont (U.S.)
1951 Frank Sedgman (Austl.) Maureen Connolly (U.S.)
1952 Frank Sedgman (Austl.) Maureen Connolly (U.S.)
1953 Tony Trabert (U.S.) Maureen Connolly (U.S.)
1954 Vic Seixas (U.S.) Doris Hart (U.S.)
1955 Tony Trabert (U.S.) Doris Hart (U.S.)
1956 Ken Rosewall (Austl.) Shirley Fry (U.S.)
1957 Malcolm Anderson (Austl.) Althea Gibson (U.S.)
1958 Ashley Cooper (Austl.) Althea Gibson (U.S.)
1959 Neale Fraser (Austl.) Maria Bueno (Braz.)
1960 Neale Fraser (Austl.) Darlene Hard (U.S.)
1961 Roy Emerson (Austl.) Darlene Hard (U.S.)
1962 Rod Laver (Austl.) Margaret Smith (Austl.)
1963 Rafael Osuna (Mex.) Maria Bueno (Braz.)
1964 Roy Emerson (Austl.) Maria Bueno (Braz.)
1965 Manuel Santana (Spain) Margaret Smith (Austl.)
1966 Fred Stolle (Austl.) Maria Bueno (Braz.)
1967 John Newcombe (Austl.) Billie Jean King (U.S.)
1968* Arthur Ashe (U.S.) Virginia Wade (U.K.)
Margaret Smith Court (Austl.)
1969* Rod Laver (Austl.)
Stan Smith (U.S.)
Margaret Smith Court (Austl.)
1970 Ken Rosewall (Austl.) Margaret Smith Court (Austl.)
1971 Stan Smith (U.S.) Billie Jean King (U.S.)
1972 Ilie Nastase (Rom.) Billie Jean King (U.S.)
1973 John Newcombe (Austl.) Margaret Smith Court (Austl.)
1974 Jimmy Connors (U.S.) Billie Jean King (U.S.)
1975 Manuel Orantes (Spain) Chris Evert (U.S.)
1976 Jimmy Connors (U.S.) Chris Evert (U.S.)
1977 Guillermo Vilas (Arg.) Chris Evert (U.S.)
1978 Jimmy Connors (U.S.) Chris Evert (U.S.)
1979 John McEnroe (U.S.) Tracy Austin (U.S.)
1980 John McEnroe (U.S.) Chris Evert Lloyd (U.S.)
1981 John McEnroe (U.S.) Tracy Austin (U.S.)
1982 Jimmy Connors (U.S.) Chris Evert Lloyd (U.S.)
1983 Jimmy Connors (U.S.) Martina Navratilova (U.S.)
1984 John McEnroe (U.S.) Martina Navratilova (U.S.)
1985 Ivan Lendl (Czech.) Hana Mandlikova (Czech.)
1986 Ivan Lendl (Czech.) Martina Navratilova (U.S.)
1987 Ivan Lendl (Czech.) Martina Navratilova (U.S.)
1988 Mats Wilander (Swed.) Steffi Graf (W.Ger.)
1989 Boris Becker (W.Ger.) Steffi Graf (W.Ger.)
1990 Pete Sampras (U.S.) Gabriela Sabatini (Arg.)
1991 Stefan Edberg (Swed.) Monica Seles (Yugos.)
1992 Stefan Edberg (Swed.) Monica Seles (Yugos.)
1993 Pete Sampras (U.S.) Steffi Graf (Ger.)
1994 Andre Agassi (U.S.) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Spain)
1995 Pete Sampras (U.S.) Steffi Graf (Ger.)
1996 Pete Sampras (U.S.) Steffi Graf (Ger.)
1997 Patrick Rafter (Austl.) Martina Hingis (Switz.)
1998 Patrick Rafter (Austl.) Lindsay Davenport (U.S.)
1999 Andre Agassi (U.S.) Serena Williams (U.S.)
2000 Marat Safin (Russia) Venus Williams (U.S.)
2001 Lleyton Hewitt (Austl.) Venus Williams (U.S.)
2002 Pete Sampras (U.S.) Serena Williams (U.S.)
2003 Andy Roddick (U.S.) Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belg.)
2004 Roger Federer (Switz.) Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia)
2005 Roger Federer (Switz.) Kim Clijsters (Belg.)
2006 Roger Federer (Switz.) Mariya Sharapova (Russia)
2007 Roger Federer (Switz.) Justine Henin (Belg.)
2008 Roger Federer (Switz.) Serena Williams (U.S.)
2009 Juan Martin del Potro (Arg.) Kim Clijsters (Belg.)
2010 Rafael Nadal (Spain) Kim Clijsters (Belg.)
2011 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Samantha Stosur (Austl.)
2012 Andy Murray (U.K.) Serena Williams (U.S.)
2013 Rafael Nadal (Spain) Serena Williams (U.S.)
2014 Marin Cilic (Cro.) Serena Williams (U.S.)
2015 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Flavia Pennetta (Italy)
2016 Stan Wawrinka (Switz.) Angelique Kerber (Ger.)
2017 Rafael Nadal (Spain) Sloane Stephens (U.S.)
2018 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Naomi Osaka (Japan)
2019 Rafael Nadal (Spain) Bianca Andreescu (Can.)

U.S. Open Doubles Champions

The table provides a chronological list of U.S. Open doubles champions.

United States Open Tennis Championships—doubles
year men women
*In 1968 and 1969 both amateur and open championships were held. Lutz and Smith won both men’s competitions in 1968; Crealy and Stone took the men’s amateur championships in 1969. Bueno and Court won both women’s competitions in 1968; Court and Wade took the women’s amateur championships in 1969. Thereafter the championships were open.

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