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usopenFounded back in 1881 the US Open, or the United States Open Tennis Championships to give it its full name, is the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. The tournament switched from grass to acrylic hardcourts back in 1978 and these days sees the highest attendance of all the grand slam tournaments. From 1978 onwards the event has been held at the Flushing Meadows US Tennis Association National Tennis Center, renamed the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in 2006, in Queen’s, New York.

By the time the US Open comes around players have reached their season peaks and this creates a high octane atmosphere with high expectations for the world’s top players and with over $53M in prize money there is a lot to play for.

On this page you will find US open specific sign up deals, regular tennis offers for new and existing customers as well as schedule information, format details and history of the US Open.

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US Open Schedule 2019

Date Day Round / Match
26th August Monday First Round
27th August Tuesday First Round
28th August Wednesday Second Round
29th August Thursday Second Round
30th August Friday Third Round
31st August Saturday Third Round
1st September Sunday Fourth Round
2nd September Monday Fourth Round
3rd September Tuesday Quarter Finals
4th September Wednesday Quarter Finals
5th September Thursday Women’s Semi Finals
6th September Friday Men’s Semi Finals
7th September Saturday Ladies Final
8th September Sunday Men’s Final

Play is divided into two daily sessions, the morning session begins at 11am (Eastern Time) and 7pm for evening sessions.

US Open Format

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The US Open is run by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). This is a non-profit company set up to run the event, all proceeds from tickets are pumped directly back into tennis development in the US. Similar to the other grand slam tournaments with a complete knockout format starting with 128 men’s singles 128 women’s singles and 64 men’s, women’s and mixed doubles teams.

Until 1974 the tournament was held on grass, switching to clay for three years until 1978 and then finally switching to the acrylic hardcourts we see today.

The top 32 men and women and the top 16 doubles teams are seeded based on their ATP/WTA rankings and on their previous performance on hardcourts and at the US Open. These 32 seeds are entered into the draw in such a way that they cannot be drawn against each other until at least the third round (last 32).

There are 16 places for both men and women who come through the qualifying round the week prior, this is in effect a mini-open with 128 men and women entering into qualification. The rest of the places are made up dependent on ranking points with wildcard places for each sex.

Tiebreakers

The Tiebreak system was first used in the US and one major difference between the US Open and the other three Grand Slam events is the use of tiebreaks at the end of the final set. In the other slam events and in most tennis tournaments if the final set (third set for women, fifth for men) is tied then play will continue until a player wins by 2 clear games.  Wimbledon also announced in 2019 they would also introduce final set tie-breaks if tied after 12-12 games.

At the US Open there is a tiebreak at the end of each tied set including the final set.  So if the final set finishes 6-6 the games will not continue as they would at say Wimbledon, instead the set goes to a tiebreak.

Statistics & Previous Winners

Statistic Player Country Number Year(s)
Men’s Titles Pete Samprass / Roger Federer / Jimmy Connors USA /USA / Switzerland 5 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982-83 (Connors) 1990, 1993-95, 1996, 2002 (Samprass) 2004-2008 (Federer)
Men’s Consecutive Titles Roger Federer Switzerland 5 2004-2008
Women’s Titles Chris Evert / Serena Williams USA / USA 6 1975-78, 1980, 1982 (Evert), 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012-14 (Williams)
Women’s Consecutive Titles Chris Evert USA 4 1975-78
Men’s Doubles Titles Mike Bryan USA 6 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018
Men’s Doubles Consecutive Titles Todd & Mark Woodbridge Australia 2 1995-96
Women’s Doubles Titles Martina Navratilova Czech 9 1977-78, 1980, 1983-84, 1986-87, 1989, 1990
Women’s Doubles Consecutive Titles Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez Spain / Argentina 3 2002-04
Mixed Doubles Titles Bob Bryan USA 4 2003-04, 2006, 2010
Men’s Youngest Winner Pete Samprass USA 19yrs 1m
Women’s Youngest Winner Tracy Austin USA 16yrs 8m
Men’s Oldest Winner William Larned USA 38y 8m 1975
Women’s Oldest Winner Molla Bjurstedt Mallory USA 42yrs 5m
Last Men’s Winner Novak Djokovic Serbia 2018
Last Women’s Winner Naomi Osaka Japan 2018
Last Men’s Doubles Winner Mike Byron / Jack Sock
USA / USA 2018
Last Women’s Doubles Winner Ashleigh Barty / CoCo Vandeweghe Australia / USA 2018
Last Mixed Doubles Winner Jamie Murray / Bethanie Mattek-Sands UK / USA 2018

All records shown are from the professional Open Era, 1968 onwards.

About The United States Open Tennis Championships

History of the US Tennis Association (USTA)

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The USTA or the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (USNLTA) as it was known then was founded in 1881 as a members only tennis club. In 1933 the association was voted the powers of regulation whereby it could expel or suspend players that did not meet their rules and regs. At this time the National Association had been a competing body. This made the USTA institution the main tennis regulatory body in the US.

In 1975 the word ‘lawn’ was dropped from the name, mainly because the US Open moved from clay to grass in 1974. The USTA now organises the US Open and owns the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre. All profits made are pumped back into grass roots tennis in the US.

History of the US Open

tennis us open logoThe first tournament was held at Newport Casino in Rhode Island on grass in 1881. Only members of the USTA could enter. Richard Sears won the first ever title and went on to win a further seven. Up until 1911, similar to Wimbledon, the previous year’s champion qualified directly for the final.

In the first few years only men were able to compete although six years later the first women’s championships were held at a separate location, the Philadelphia cricket club, and was won by Ellen Hansell. Similar to the men the previous winner qualified directly for the final and this continued until 1918. There were also separate tournaments for doubles and mixed doubles held at separate locations.

In 1915 the men’s event moved to the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills (in Queens) closer to New York City, this was because most players and fans lived in the city and the argument was made to move it closer. Following a brief move to Philadelphia’s Germantown Cricket club in 1921 to 1923 the event moved back to West Side on the completion of a new 14,000 seater stadium. At this point the tournament was also renamed the United States National Championship.

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When the game turned professional in the open era from 1968 onwards the various independent men’s, women’s and doubles events were merged into the US Open. In 1968 there were 63 female entrants and 96 male competing for a total of $100,000. In 1970 the tiebreak system was introduced first at the US Open, this is part of the reason why there are different tiebreak rules until this day, floodlights were also introduced in 1975 to allow evening play.

From 1975 until 1978 the tournament switched from grass to clay. In 1978 the tournament was moved to the USTA purpose built National Tennis Centre where the surface was switched for the last time from clay to hard.

The main court at the centre is the Arthur Ashe Stadium that holds 22,000 people, there is also a 10,000 seater Louis Armstrong Stadium and a 6,000 seater Grandstand Stadium with other smaller side courts too. Unlike other slams all the courts are floodlit allowing evening and night play with later scheduling to match. In 2005 courts were painted blue to allow more effective tracking of the ball for cameras and spectators.

The National Tennis Centre was renamed the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in celebration of the pioneering 4 times women’s champion. Billie Jean King won 12 titles in total including 6 Wimbledon, a French and an Australian Open.

The US Open remains the only Grand Slam to have been played every single year since it was founded in 1881.

US Hardcourts

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The US Open is played on DecoTurf, this is a faster surface with less friction and lower bounce compared to the Australian surface (Rebound Ace). This surface while not as fast as grass came without the unexpected bounce caused by uneven grass, this means the courts have famously suited serve and volley players.

Prize Money

tennis us open deck chairThe US Open was the first grand slam tournament to offer equal prize money to men and women all the way back in 1973, in contrast it took until 2007 for Wimbledon to match this feat.

The first equal champions were John Newcombe and Margaret Court who won $25,000 each that year. In 2015 there was $42.3 million awarded in total prize money an increase on $38.3M in 2014 and $36M in 2013.  Prize money reached $50.4M in 2017 and $53.0M in 2018.

The men’s and women’s singles winner will receive around $3,800,000 with $1,850,000 to the runner up. A first round loser can expect to take home $54,000. This currently makes the US Open the highest paid of all the grand slams.

Doubles winners will take home $700,000 ($16,500 first round loser), mixed doubles winners $155,000 ($5,000 first round loser).