US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 2010-2000

Kim Clijsters, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female,  from 2010-2000

U.S Open has a prestige of one of the most difficult tournaments, which is one of the reasons that the decade of 2010-2000 showed seven different title champions. Famous names were William Sisters, and the current champion Kim Clijster from Belgium. Also among them is a famous Russian tennis player, considered to be one of the hottest tennis players Maria Sharapova who claimed the title in 2006. Another name was Mary Pierce French tennis player who was a runner up in 2005. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:

Year 2010-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2010: Kim Clijster
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2010: Vera Zvonareva

Year 2009-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2009: Kim Clijster
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2009: Caroline Wozniacki

Year 2008-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2008: Serena Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2007: Jalena Jankovic

Year 2007-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2007: Justine Henin
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2007: Svetlana Kuznetsova

Year 2006-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2006: Maria Sharapova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne

Year 2005-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2005: Kim Clijsters
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2005: Mary Pierce

Year 2004-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2004: Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2004: Elena Dementieva

Year 2003-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2003: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2003: Kim Clijsters

Year 2002-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2002: Serena Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2002: Venus Williams

Year 2001-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2001: Venus Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2001: Serena Williams

Year 2000-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2000: Venus Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2000: Lindsay Davenport

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 1999-1990

Steffi Graf, US Open winners and runner-ups female, From 1990-1999U.S open has always been the eye catching tennis players ranking tournament. The era of 1999-1990 showed the consistent performance of one of the hot tennis players Steffi Graf from Germany, wearing the crown of victory three times and claiming the finals runner up seat twice. Other famous tennis player name was of Monica Seles, member of International Tennis Hall Of Fame and former World No 1. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1999: Serena Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1999: Martina Hingis

Year 1998-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1998: Lindsay Davenport
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1998: Martina Hingis

Year 1997-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1997: Martina Hingis
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1997: Venus Williams

Year 1996-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1996: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1996: Monica Seles

Year 1995-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1995: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1995: Monica Seles

Year 1994-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1994: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1994: Steffi Graf

Year 1993-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1993: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1993: Helena Sukova

Year 1992-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1992: Monica Seles
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1992: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

Year 1991-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1991: Monica Seles
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1991: Martina Navratilova

Year 1990-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1990: Gabriela Sabatini
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1990: Steffi Graf

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 1989-1980

Martina Navratilova, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, from 1989-1980

The era of 1989-1980 revolves around one of the top WTA tennis players who dominated the decade long run of United States open. Being the title champion for four times and claiming the runner up seat also for four times, it was none other than the best tennis player ever history has ever produced Martina Navratilova. The other name in this race was of Steffi Graf, the German tennis legend winning the 22 Grand Slam single titles. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Year 1989-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1989: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1989: Martina Navratilova

Year 1988-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1988: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1988: Gabriela Sabatini

Year 1987-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1987: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1987: Steffi Graf

Year 1986-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1986: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1986: Helena Sukova

Year 1985-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1985:Hana Mandlikova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1985: Martina Navratilova

Year 1984-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1984: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1984: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1983-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1983: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1983: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1982-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1982: Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1982: Hana Mandlikova

Year 1981-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1981: Tracy Austin
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1981: Martina Navratilova

Year 1980-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1980: Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1980: Hana Mandlikova

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 1979-1970

Chris Evert, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, from 1979-1970

Winning streak of U.S Open remained within the hands of famous tennis players of United States, claiming the title almost throughout the decade, proving the dominance of U.S players in the whole era. The race to championship victory went in to the hands of Chris Evert-Lloyd one of the best players, who claimed the title for four consecutive years and runner up on one occasion. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1979: Tracy Austin
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1979: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1978-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1978: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1978: Pam Shriver

Year 1977-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1977: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1977: Wendy Turnbull

Year 1976-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1976: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1976: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1975-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1975: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1975: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1974-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1974: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1974: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1973-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1973: Margaret Smith-Court
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1973: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1972-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1972: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1972: Kerry Melville

Year 1971-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1971: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1971: Rosemary Casals

Year 1970-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1970: Margaret Smith-Court
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1970: Rosemary Casals

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 1969-1960

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, from 1969-1960, Margaret Smith Court

The era of 1969-1960 of U.S Open showed famous tennis players’ names, like Margaret Smith-Court, Billie Jean King and Marie Bueno, who are undoubtedly the best tennis players ever. The decade long, title run of U.S open, was among Margaret Smith-Court and Marie Bueno, and both of them won the title three times which itself is a great success. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1969: Margaret Smith-Court
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1969: Nancy Richey

Year 1968-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1968: Virginia Wade
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1968: Billie Jean King

Year 1967-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1967: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1967: Ann Haydon Jones

Year 1966-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1966: Marie Bueno
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1966: Nancy Richey

Year 1965-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1965: Margaret Smith
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1965: Billie Jean Moffitt

Year 1964-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1964: Marie Bueno
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1964: Carole Caldwell Graebner

Year 1963-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1963: Marie Bueno
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1963: Margaret Smith

Year 1962-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1962: Margaret Smith
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1962: Darlene D. Hard

Year 1961-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1961: Darlene R. Hard
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1961: Ann Haydon

Year 1960-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1960: Darlene R. Hard
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1960: Marie Bueno

US Open Winners and Runner-ups (Male) – from 2010-2000

Roger Federer vs Andy Roddick, US Open Winners and Runner-ups Male, from 2010-2000

US Open is one of the four tournaments of Grand Slam. The ultimate ruler of this era is beyond doubt Roger Federer, from Switzerland, yet winning the title five consecutive times from 2004-2008, which makes him the ultimate ruler of this era. Other prominent name is of USA tennis player Andy Roddick, who won the title back in 2003 and was runner up in 2006. The current U.S Open champion, a famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is also in the list of U.S Open top players.  Another big name which has started dominating the circuit is of the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. The list of male winners and runner-ups of U.S Open Tennis Championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:

Year 2010-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2010: Rafael Nadal
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2010: Novak Djokovic

Year 2009-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2009: Juan Martin del Potro
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2009: Roger Federer

Year 2008-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2008: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2007: Andy Murray

Year 2007-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2007: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2007: Novak Djokovic

Year 2006-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2006: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2006: Andy Roddick

Year 2005-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2005: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2005: Andre Agassi

Year 2004-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2004: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2004: Lleyton Hewitt

Year 2003-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2003: Andy Roddick
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2003: Juan Carlos Ferrero

Year 2002-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2002: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2002: Andre Agassi

Year 2001-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2001: Lleyton Hewitt
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2001: Pete Sampras

Year 2000-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2000: Marat Safin
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2000: Pete Sampras

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1999-1990

Pete Sampras, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1999-1990

The golden era from 1999-1990 belongs to United States’ tennis players, when one of the greatest tennis player Pete Sampras won the title four times in that period, while another great name, Andre Agassi winning the title twice. Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player also showed impressive performance by winning the title twice in that time period. The list of male winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1999: Andre Agassi
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1999: Todd Martin

Year 1998-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1998: Patrick Rafter
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1998: Mark Philippoussis

Year 1997-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1997: Patrick Rafter
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1997: Greg Rusedski

Year 1996-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1996: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1996: Michael Chang

Year 1995-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1995: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1995: Andre Agassi

Year 1994-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1994: Andre Agassi
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1994: Michael Stitch

Year 1993-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1993: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1993: Cedric Pioline

Year 1992-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1992: Stefan Edberg
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1992: Pete Sampras

Year 1991-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1991: Stefan Edberg
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1991: Jim Courier

Year 1990-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1990: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1990: Andre Agassi

Greatest tennis rivalries: Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe

Greatest tennis rivalries: Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe

A classic rivalry of ice and fire exists between the two former world number ones; the Swedish Master, Bjorn Borg and the United States legend, John McEnroe. Both of them are two entirely opposite sports personalities, one famous for his cool and emotionless rhythm and the other for his heated temperament and for his harsh conversation during the match.

In the tennis history, two of the greatest ever matches, bloomed in the skies of their rivalry profile. The epic five sets of Wimbledon final of 1980 show the power of Bjorn Borg, and in the same year 5 set U.S Open final victory of John McEnroe was proven to be a true tale of gigantic victory followed by the hungry title seeking battle of revenge which later proved to have the haunted impact on John McEnroe career and eventually forced him to say that; “he never really recovered psychologically, nor could have been able to enjoy his tennis since that victory walked away from his hands”.

With 16 head to head encounters between the Swedish crown and the States genius, a close 9-7 head to head lead of Bjorn Borg, couldn’t be easier to reconcile the myth of the two former World Number Ones.

Male tennis players who are Best at Hard Court

Male tennis players who are Best at Hard Court, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray and Roger Federer

Tennis is a game of sheer skill, mental and physical toughness, and true effort of an individual. The game of tennis is played on different kind of courts and according to the court type, domination of players differs. It is observed that a player like Roger Federer is a champion at grass court whereas Rafael Nadal is good on clay. But, let us look at the players that are good at hard court or hard surface. The indoor tournaments offer hard surfaces along with Australian Open and US Open. Not every player has the potential to perform well on the hard court. 

Currently, Andy Murray is considered to be the best amongst the male players at the hard court with his best showings on hard surface. Andy has managed to win most of his games on hard court.

Juan Martin Del Potro is number two with his major career title on this surface. He defeated Roger Federer in the 2009 U.S. Open to win the maiden Grand Slam of his career and since then he has impressed in games on hard court.

Roger Federer is a champion player and he has also shown his abilities on hard court with winning major titles like the Australian and U.S. Opens several times. Even though, he hasn’t shown the best of results on hard surfaces but has managed to show strong skills.

Andy Roddick is another player who has shown his strong skills on a hard surface by winning the major title of the U.S. Open. Due to the hardness of the court, this surface suits him best with his natural attacking game.

Famous male tennis player: Andy Murray

Famous male tennis player: Andy Murray

Famous male tennis player Andy Murray, a professional tennis player from Britain, is currently ranked at number four by the World Tennis Association. Andy has achieved the highest rank of number two in 2009. in 2009, Andy Murray won the best six titles of ATP World Tour which earned him the highest ranking of his career. During this time, Andy lost the plot in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Grand Slam and was dropped back to third. He is the highest ranked British tennis player after Fred Perry. Andy Murray fought into the top ten ranking in April, 2007 and in 2008, he finished as runner up in the U.S. Open against Roger Federer. But, he hasn’t won any Grand Slams. In 2010, Andy Murray made to his first ever Grand Slam in Australian Open where he qualified due to the knee injury of Nadal as Nadal retired in the match.He became the only British tennis player after John Lloyd to reach the final of Australian Open. After Agassi, Andy Murray became the first player to win the Canadian titles back to back. In En route, Andy Murray became the 5th player to defeat famous male tennis players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the same tournament.

Andy’s game is more suitable to the hard court (which has reflected in his results). But he has worked very hard to improve his performance on a clay court. Being a local British boy, he always gets huge fan support at Wimbledon. Andy Murray is known to play defensive counter punch and according to his coach “He is the best counter-puncher” on the tour. The greatest shot played by Murray is the ground stroke with a minimal error-rate and he has the uncanny ability to anticipate the ball. He has an ability to come from defense to offense with astonishing speed and that allows him to play winners from a defensive situation. He generally plays the slow game and suddenly changes the speed of the shot to give shock to the opponents. His first service is his greatest strength and he is known to construct points on the court.

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