US Open 2015 Trophy Winners

Novak Djokovic

 

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in US Open 2015 men’s singles final and won his third Grand Slam title of 2015.

In women’s singles, Flavia Pennetta defeated Roberta Vinci 7-6, 6-2 in the first ever all-Italian Grand Slam final.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated Jamie Murray and John Peers 6-4, 6-4 and lifted the trophy in men’s doubles category.

Women’s doubles were won by Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, who beat Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 6-4 in the championship match.

Hingis also won mixed doubles in pair with Leander Paes, after defeating Bethanie Matterk-Sands and Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.

Taylor Harry Fritz won boys’ singles event after beating Tommy Paul 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 in the final.

The event in boys’ doubles was won by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, who won against Brandon Holt and Riley Smith 7-5, 7-6 in the championship match.

 Dalma Galfi

Girls’ singles of US Open 2015 was won by Dalma Galfi, who defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 6-4.

Viktoria Kuzmova and Aleksandra Pospelova won girls’ doubles, after defeating Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova 7-5, 6-2 in the final match.

Pat Cash and Mark Philippoussis defeated Michael Chang and Todd Martin 6-2, 6-1 in the final match of men’s champions invitational legends tournament.

Women’s champions invitational was won by Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandez, who beat Tracy Austin and Gigi Fernandez without playing the final.

In the wheelchair events, singles competition was won by Shingo Kunieda, who defeated Stephane Koudet in yet another Grand Slam final. This time, it was 6-7, 6-3, 6-2.

In men’s doubles, Stephane Houdet lifted the trophy in pair with Gordon Reid, after beating Nicolas Peifer and Michael Jeremiasz 6-3, 6-1 in the final.

Jordanne Whiley lifted the trophy in women’s singles, defeating Yui Kamiji 6-4, 0-6, 6-1.

In women’s doubles, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot defeated Marjolein Buis and Sabine Ellerbrock 7-6, 6-1.

In the wheelchair quad singles Dylan Alcott defeated David Wagner 6-1, 5-6, 7-5 in the final match of US Open 2015.

Nick Taylor and David Wagner lifted the trophy in the quad doubles after winning against Dylan Alcott and Andrew Lapthorne 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.

Memorable tennis matches of US Open

by on September 3, 2014
in Grand Slam: US Open

In Flushing Meadows of the US tennis courts, some of the greatest tennis players have entertained spectators with their exquisite game. Some tennis matches in the open era of US Open are still recalled for offering the best possible sports entertainment. Speaking of which, 2011 US Open semifinal between Roger Federer and Djokovic has been a recent addition to a list of some of the finest tennis matches. We have come up with a list of most memorable tennis match of US Open. The rankings given to these matches have been based on the star power, drama of the match and the significance of the contest.

1. Andre Agassi v Pete Sampras, 2001

sampras v agassi us open

This quarterfinal of 2001 US Open featured everything a tennis fan could want. Two greatest American tennis players who already owned 21 Grand Slam singles titles between them met for the 32nd time. The contest was extremely close throughout the match. There was not a single service break in this fantastic match. Sampras finished off his 6-7(7-9), 7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-5) victory at 12:14am. Best part was that a crowd of 23,033 at Arthur Ashe Stadium remained in attendance till the end.

2. Chris Evert v Martina Navratilova, 1984

navratilova v evert us open

Navratilova’s 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in this match has to be the most compelling win in her career. In 1983, Navratlova had beaten Evert 6-3, 6-1 in the US Open finals and had continued her 12 straight times win against Evert. This match was the 61st meeting between these two rivals. Although Evert used a lot of variety in her game style but she somehow managed to fall again.

3. Steffi Graf v Monica Seles, 1995

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It was the most dramatic match between Monica Seles and Steffi Graf where Steffi was victorious 7-6, 0-6, 6-3.  Steffi was facing immense pressure due to her personal life issues. Also, Graf had to spend time in a hospital before this match for MRI that was performed on her aching foot. In a tie-break of first set, Graf won the set but Seles dominated the second set very convincingly and won the set in just 27 minutes. However Graf responded with her best tennis in the third set to claim the match.

4. Jimmy Connors v John McEnroe, 1980

mcenroe v connors

Connors and McEnroe, the greatest American tennis players, never really liked each other and had their own attitudes. McEnroe was leading 6-4, 5-4 when Connors took control of the match and won 11 straight games eventually leading two sets to one and 2-0 in the 4th set of this match. McEnroe was about to win on the match point in fourth set but Connors responded with big strokes to tie the match. In the fifth set, McEnroe at one point lost control of his racket and was fined $250. This set went to tie-breaker and eventually McEnroe won the match.

5. Roger Federer v Nova Djokovic, 2011

fderer v djokovic us open

It has to be the most memorable match and easily recalled too. Djokovic played his greatest clutch shots to beat Roger Federer  6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 in the 2011 US Open semifinals.  

Greatest male/female tennis players who would make headline in US Open 2011

US Open 2011

Male tennis players to make headline: 

The US Open Championship 2011 will commence from August 29, 2011 and will entertain the spectators through the month of September. This tournament will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. The USTA announced the names of the some of the most famous and greatest male tennis players who would make the headline in the 2011 US Open tournament. The names are:

  • World No. 1 tennis player 2011 and reigning champion of Australian Open 2011 and Wimbledon 2011, Novak Djokovic.
  • Reigning US Open 2010 and French Open 2011 champion, Rafael Nadal.
  • Five-time US Open champion, Roger Federer
  • Former US Open champions and considerably the most popular among the other 101 tennis players who made a direct entry into US Open 2011, Andy Roddick and Juan Martin Del Potro.

Female tennis players to make headline: 

The US Open 2011 will experience the colors in the Women Singles tournament as many greatest female tennis players are going to perform after a series of injuries and health crisis. Both men’s and women’s US Open single champions will receive $1.8 million. Tempting! In 2011 US Open, 37 countries will be represented by women. The USTA has announced the names of some of the famous female tennis players who will walk the hard court of US open 2011. Here are their names:

Top ten female tennis players of US Open

by on December 10, 2010
in Grand Slam: US Open

Top ten female tennis players of US Open, England Tennis Helen Jacobs

US Open is a yearly played tournament that is conducted between the months August and September. The US Tennis Open is one of the grand slam tennis tournaments that bring in most outstanding and greatest tennis players to prove their courage in the hard court. The US open has grown to a great level in the past few years and has come to become a preferred tournament for the tennis fans. Women who have established to be champions in the US open are considered to be best tennis players as it is one field that acts as a level playing field for all players. The US Open is the last of the grand slam series of tournaments in tennis. The court surfaces for the US Open have changed before finalized upon the hard court surface. Now, the US Open is played on the hard court (concrete) surface. The US open has a very neutral field in comparison to other courts. The Women US Open champions have showcased to the world some of the best games ever in the world of tennis. These women are real heroes when it comes to the game of tennis and have given the world some of the most unbelievable games in tennis ever. Their assurance and fervor towards the game have made them the survivors in the top ten spot in the US Open games. The top ten famous female tennis champions listed below are the evergreen players in the US Open Single’s Champions.

  1. Molla Bjurstedt Mallory
  2. Helen Wills Moody
  3. Chris Evert
  4. Margaret Court
  5. Steffi Graf
  6. Pauline Betz Addie
  7. Maria Bueno
  8. Helen Jacobs
  9. Billie Jean King
  10. Alice Marble

These women have created great strong records that are hard to outdo even at a stage much ahead of them. Their role gave a new facet to the game of tennis.

Top ten female tennis players of hard court

by on December 10, 2010
in Grand Slam: US Open

Lindsay Davenport, Top ten female tennis players of hard court

The common base for a hard court is asphalt and concrete. The asphalt or concrete is generally made of padded material with rubbery coatings a thin sealer and special paint. Hard courts can vary in speed and ball bounce depending on their composition. The hard courts at the US Open are made of Deco Turf which gives good speed. The Australian Open uses Rebound Ace that gives excellent bounce. Hard Court tennis is similar to that of clay court tennis and is played on a concrete surface. Unlike grass court, hard court helps the ball to bounce at a greater height. Hard courts usually have a faster-paced ball that gives a very quick bounces. Some of the top tournaments like that of Australian Open Championship and US Open Championship are played in the hard court. Hard courts are the most preferred ground of all other surfaces. The reasoning at the back the favoritism and status is that it gives a more level playing field for the parties. One of the most striking features about hard courts is that it is easy to preserve them unlike other courts. Hard court games prove to be the most entertaining grounds for tennis for all. The impartiality of the hard courts is because of the fact that it provides a favorable ground for all kinds of players. It is a readily obtainable ground and does not require much of work for surfacing like the clay and the grass courts. The hard court is the best ground for power-packed presentations that put great force in the game. The top ten famous and best female tennis players performing at their best on hard court are:

  1. Lindsay Davenport
  2. Steffi Graf
  3. Chris Evert
  4. Monica Seles
  5. Kim Clijsters
  6. Venus Williams
  7. Serena Williams
  8. Justine Henin
  9. Martina Navratilova
  10. Helen Jacobs

Both defensive players and the power players find hard court easy to play on. It proves to be the best ground to showcase the real talent in the player.

Top ten male tennis players of US Open-All time

by on December 10, 2010
in Grand Slam: US Open

Top ten male tennis players of US Open-All time, Jimmy Connors

The US Tennis Open is one of the grand slam tennis tournaments that bring the best tennis players to prove their mettle on the hard court. It is an annual tournament that is conducted between the months August and September. The US open has grown to a great level in the past few years and has come  to be a favorite tournament of the tennis fans. The US Open is the last of the grand slam series of tournaments in tennis. The court surfaces for the US Open have changed to different surfaces before finalized upon the hard court surface. Now, the US Open is played on the hard court (concrete) surface. The US open has a very neutral field in comparison to other courts. Men who have proved to be champions in the US open are considered to be great players as it is  a level playing field for all players. The Men US Open champions have showcased to the world some of the best games ever in the world of tennis. These men are real heroes when it comes to the game of tennis and have given the world some of themost fantastic games in tennis ever. Their commitment and passion towards the game have made them the survivors in the top ten spots in the US Open games.

The  champions below are the evergreen heroes in the US Open Men Single’s Champions.

  1. William Larned
  2. Richard Sears
  3. Bill Tilden
  4. Jimmy Connors
  5. Roger Federer
  6. Pete Sampras
  7. John McEnroe
  8. Robert Wrenn
  9. Oliver Campbell
  10. Fred Perry

These men have created great  records that are hard to surpass even at a stage much ahead of them. Their contribution gave a new dimension to the game.

History of US Open

by on September 18, 2010
in Grand Slam: US Open

History of US Open

Who would have thought back in 1880s that an amateur event of US National Championships would become the richest and most profitable tournament of the year! It offers $18.5 million to over 600 players which fall in men’s singles’, women singles’, men’s doubles’, women doubles’ and mixed doubles.

The history of US Open could be traced back to year 1881 when the first match was played in Rhode Island in August. The first single title for male was won by Richard Sears in the same year which was successfully defended by him for the next six years. Like in many other grand slams, the women entered the world this championship in year 1887 but in a different venue. US Open has been known for its ever changing location, name, rules and choice of playing surface. The official seeding of this Grand Slam was introduced in 1927, while tiebreakers emerged in 1970. The prize money for men and women player on equal terms was introduced in year 1973. Night play was introduced in 1975. In the same year, the grass courts were changed into green clay courts or Har-Tru courts.

Like many other changes introduced in this Grand Slam event, the location from Forest Hills in 1978 was replaced with FlushingMeadows, while the court surface is Deco Turf now. The uniqueness of US Open is that there are tie breaks in the final set of the match. In other Grand Slams, players have to play games of 2 points difference in order to decide the match.

It’s been 122 years of drama and action in Flushing Meadows and large numbers of audiences have enjoyed this tournament. The current champion is Nadal who claimed this title for the very first time. All eyes are on him for next event.

US Open Tennis – History

by on October 28, 2009
in Grand Slam: US Open

US Open Tennis - History

The US Open started with the name of US National Championships as a part time event 125 years ago and is now the most profitable tennis tournament in the world. It has expanded from a men’s single tournament that entertained the upper class to a tournament that includes men’s and women’s events as well as singles, doubles and mixed doubles events. In August, 1881, the first US National Championships took place in Newport Casino. Only members of the US National Lawn Tennis Association could take part in this event. Newport remained the country’s tennis centre for thirty four years after that.

The US Mixed Doubles Championship officially started in 1892. The Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the first official women’s national singles championship in 1887 and the women’s doubles started in 1889. Arthur Ashe, a black American, won the first men’s final at the US Open in 1964. A British player, Virginia Wade claimed the inaugural women’s US Open title five months into her professional career. They named the Arthur Ashe Stadium after the first male winner and this became the main stadium. This is now court two in the Louis Armstrong Stadium.

The US Open is the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament. Juan Martin Del Potro overcame Roger Federer to become the 2009 Men’s Champion and Kim Clijsters beat Caroline Wozniacki to claim the 2009 US Open women’s championship title. Thousands of people world-wide tune in to watch their favourite players in US Open. The event is respected for its drama and is revered for its history.

Grand Slam: US Open

by on October 11, 2009
in Grand Slam: US Open

Grand Slam: US Open

The United States Open tennis championship is the fourth and final Grand Slam of tennis tournament every year. Held in August and September every year for 2 weeks, the championship was started in 1881 and is now played at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis. There are final set tie breaks in US Open tournament, however, in other Grand Slams tournaments; the deciding set is continued until it is won by 2 games. The event features men’s and women’s doubles, men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles. You also get to see junior, senior and wheelchair players.

Originally played on grass, the US open shifted to Har-Tru clay courts in 1975 for three years. The US Open surface again changed to current Deco Turf and the game is still played on the same surface. The fast surface offers much less friction and low bounce, thus benefitting serve-and-volley players. Jimmy Connors won the US Open singles title on all surfaces. Hawk-Eye computer system was implemented for the first time in 2006 which facilitated immediate replay reviews of calls. While the outer courts are green, the inner courts are given blue color for more visibility of the ball on a TV screen.

The main court is the Arthur Ashe Stadium with 24,000 seats. Other courts are Louis Armstrong Stadium with a seating capacity of 10,000 seats and Grandstand Stadium with more than 1000 seats. There are 600 male and female professional players who fight for prize money of over US$19 million. While Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Roger Federer in the Men’s Singles in 2009, Kim Clijsters defeated Caroline Wozniacki in Women’s singles.