The United States Open – The Annual Hard Court Tennis Tournament

The United States Open Tennis Championships is an annual hard-court tennis tournament which is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world.

The Tennis US Open was first held in 1881 at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island on grass courts. In the first years rules dictated that only member of the United states National Lawn Tennis Association could enter the tournament.  The first person to win the US Tennis Open was Richard Sears who from there on won 7 consecutive singles titles. In the years of 1884 to 1911 the tournament  has specific rules and a challenge system was used whereby the defending champion immediately and automatically qualified for the next years’s final in which he would play the winner of the all-comers tournament.

The national Championship was relocated in 1915 to Forest Hills, New York at the West Side Tennis Club. In 1911 after a vote of 95 to 60 it was decided that it would again relocate to New York however it was decided that it would stay in Newport. If you are a keen sports betting fan, read on below to see what’s in store for you.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 2: General view of Arthur Ash stadium during 4th round match between Andy Roddick of USA and Fabio Fognini of Italy at US Open tennis tournament on September 2, 2012 in NYC

Held in late August and early September over a two week period each year, the main tournament consists of five event championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The additional tournaments are senior, junior and wheelchair players.  Since the year 1978, the tournament has been played on acrylic hard-courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens, New York.

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US open Tennis Clubs

  • Newport Casino – 1881 on grass.
  • West Side Tennis Club – 1915 after a petition was signed in favour of the move.
  • Germantown Cricket Club – 1921 to 1923 in Philadelphia.
  • West Side Tennis Club – in 1924 the tournament returned to Forest Hills.
  • USTA National Tennis Centre – 1978 in Flushing Meadows.

The United States Open Recent Attendants

  • 2014: 713,642
  • 2013: 713,026
  • 2012: 710,803
  • 2011: 658,664
  • 2010: 712,976
  • 2009: 721,059
  • 2008: 720,227
  • 2007: 715,587
  • 2006: 640,000
  • 2005: 659,538
  • 2004: 631,870

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Tennis US Open Current Champions

Event Champion Runner-up Score
Men’s Singles Final  Marin Čilić  Kei Nishikori 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
Women’s Singles Final  Serena Williams  Caroline Wozniacki 6–3, 6–3
Men’s Doubles Final  Bob Bryan  Marcel Granollers 6–3, 6–4
 Mike Bryan  Marc López
Women’s Doubles Final  Ekaterina Makarova  Martina Hingis 2–6, 6–3, 6–2
 Elena Vesnina  Flavia Pennetta
Mixed Doubles Final  Sania Mirza  Abigail Spears 6–1, 2–6, [11–9]
 Bruno Soares  Santiago González

The United States Open Tennis Records

Record Era Player(s) Years
Men since 1881
Winner of most Men’s Singles titles Men’s Singles titles Before 1968:  Richard Sears 1881 – 1887
 Bill Larned 1901, 1902, 1907 – 1911
 Bill Tilden 1920 –  1925, 1929
After 1967:  Jimmy Connors 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983
 Pete Sampras 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002
 Roger Federer 2004 – 2008
Winner of most consecutiveMen’s Singles titles Before 1968:  Richard Sears 1881 – 1887
After 1967:  Roger Federer 2004 – 2008
Winner of most Men’s Doubles titles Before 1968:  Richard Sears 1882 – 1887
 Holcombe Ward 1899 – 1901, 1904 – 1906
After 1967:  Bob Bryan 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
 Mike Bryan 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
Winner of most consecutiveMen’s Doubles titles Before 1968:  Richard Sears 1882 – 1887
After 1967:  Todd Woodbridge 1995, 1996
 Mark Woodforde 1995, 1996
Winner of most Mixed Doubles titles – Men Before 1968:  Bill Tilden 1913, 1914, 1922, 1923
 Bill Talbert 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946
After 1967:  Bob Bryan 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010
Winner of most Championships (total: singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles) – Men Before 1968:  Bill Tilden 1913–1929
After 1967:  Bob Bryan 2003–2014
Women since 1887
Winner of most Women’s Singles titles Before 1968: Molla B. Mallory 1915 – 1922, 1926
After 1967:  Chris Evert 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982
 Serena Williams 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
Winner of most consecutive Women’s Singles titles Before 1968: Molla B. Mallory 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918
 Helen Jacobs 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935
After 1967:  Chris Evert 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
Winner of most Women’s Doubles titles Before 1968:  Margaret O. duPont 1941 – 1950, 1955, 1956, 1957
After 1967:  Martina Navratilova 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990
Winner of most consecutive Women’s Doubles titles Before 1968:  Margaret O. duPont 1941 – 1943 –  1950
After 1967:  Virginia R. Pascual 2002, 2003, 2004
 Paola Suárez 2002, 2003, 2004
Winner of most Mixed Doubles titles – Women All-time:  Margaret O. duPont 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1960
 Margaret Court 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972
Before 1968:  Margaret O. duPont 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1960
After 1967:  Margaret Court 1969, 1970, 1972
 Billie Jean King 1971, 1973, 1976
 Martina Navratilova 1985, 1987, 2006
Winner of most Championships (total: singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles) – women All-time:  Margaret O. duPont 1941–1960
Before 1968:  Margaret O. duPont 1941–1960
After 1967:  Martina Navratilova 1977–2006
Miscellaneous
Youngest winner(single) Men:  Pete Sampras
Women:  Tracy Austin
Oldest winner(single) Men:  William Larned
Women:  Molla B. Mallory

FLUSHING, NY - SEPTEMBER 9 US Open sign at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2013 in Flushing, NY. US Open is a final tennis major comprising the Grand Slam each year

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