US Open Tennis Tournament Fast Facts

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(CNN) — Here’s some credentials information about a US Open Tennis Tournament.

It is hold annually during a USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. It is a usually Grand Slam tennis championship hold in North America.

August 28, 2017-September 10, 2017 – The US Open Tennis Tournament is scheduled to take place.

August 29, 2016-September 11, 2016 – The US Open Tennis Tournament takes place.

2016 Results:
September 10, 2016 – Angelique Kerber wins a women’s title, defeating Karolina Pliskova.

September 11, 2016 – Stan Wawrinka defeats Novak Djokovic for a men’s singles title.

Other Facts:
The US Open is one of 4 “Grand Slam” tournaments, along with a Australian Open, Wimbledon, and a French Open.

Matches are in 5 categories: men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and churned doubles.

Since 1978, a matches have been played on a hard-court aspect lonesome with “DecoTurf” synthetic grass.

The sum esteem income remuneration for 2016 was $46.3 million, a biggest in history. A record $3.5 million went to a men’s and women’s singles champions.

Most singles finals but losing:
Richard Sears (men’s) – 7 – (1881-87)

Alice Marble (women’s) – 4 – (1936, 1938-40)

Most singles finals (win or lose):
Bill Tilden (men’s) – 10 – (1918-25, 1927, 1929)

Molla B. Mallory (women’s) – 10 – (1915-18, 1920-24, 1926)

Most tournaments played (entire US Open, not usually finals):
Vic Seixas (men’s) – 28 – (1940-42, 1944, 1946-69)

Martina Navratilova (women’s) – 21 – (1973-93)

Winner of Most Men’s Singles Titles:
Pre-1968 – Richard Sears, William Tilden, Bill Larned (tied with 7)

Post-1968 – Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer (tied with 5)

Winner of Most Women’s Singles Titles:
Pre-1968 – Molla B. Mallory (8)

Post-1968 – Chris Evert, Serena Williams (tied with 6)

Winner of Most Consecutive Men’s Titles:
Pre-1968 – Richard Sears (7)

Post-1968 – Roger Federer (5)

Winner of Most Consecutive Women’s Titles:
Pre-1968 – Molla B. Mallory, Helen Jacobs (4)

Post-1968 – Chris Evert (4)

Timeline:
1881 – Begins as a men’s contest open usually to members of a US National Lawn Tennis Association. The foe is hold during a Newport Casino in Rhode Island. Richard Sears is a initial champion.

1887 – Ellen Hansel is a initial womanlike singles winner.

1968 – The “Open Era” begins, as professionals are authorised to contest with amateurs. The name of a foe changes from a US Championships to a US Open. The initial US Open singles champions are Arthur Ashe and Virginia Wade.

1973 – The US Open becomes a initial Grand Slam contest to offer equal esteem income to masculine and womanlike winners.

1978 – The National Tennis Center during Flushing Meadows Corona Park becomes a site of a US Open.

1997 – The track used for a contest inside a USTA National Tennis Center is named Arthur Ashe Stadium.

2006 – The USTA National Tennis Center facility, home of a US Open, is renamed a USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

2016 – A retractable roof is combined to a Arthur Ashe Stadium and a new grandstand track is built during a USTA Tennis Center for a 2016 tournament. The additions are partial of ongoing renovations announced in 2013. They are scheduled to be finished by by 2018.

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