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US Open (tennis) facts for kids

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The US Open is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. It is played in Queens, New York City in the USA. It is run by United States Tennis Association. The tournament has been played on three different surfaces:

  • Grass (1881-1974)
  • Har-Tru (a type of clay court, 1975-1977)
  • Decoturf (a type of hard court, 1978-present)

The tournament was first played in 1881 for men, and 1887 for women. In 2006, the U.S. Open became the first Grand Slam to use Hawk-Eye. Hawk-Eye is a machine that can give a virtual replay of the shot that has just been played - this is useful for seeing if the ball was in or out. When a player does not agree with the umpire, they can ask to use Hawk-Eye. As of 2007, the other three Grand Slams use this machine too.

The US Open is the final Grand Slam of the year and is played over two weeks, in late August and early September.


Past champions

  • Men's Singles
  • Women's Singles
  • Men's Doubles
  • Women's Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Singles Finals

Current champions

Event Champion Runner-up Score
2016 Men's Singles Switzerland Stan Wawrinka Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–7 (1), 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
2016 Women's Singles Germany Angelique Kerber Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
2016 Men's Doubles United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
Spain Guillermo García-López
6–2, 6–3
2016 Women's Doubles United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
France Caroline Garcia
France Kristina Mladenovic
2–6, 7–6 (5), 6–4
2016 Mixed Doubles Germany Laura Siegemund
Croatia Mate Pavić
United States Coco Vandeweghe
United States Rajeev Ram
6–4, 6–4


Preceded by
Grand Slam Tournament
Succeeded by
Australian Open
Preceded by
New Haven
US Open Series
Succeeded by

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See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Abierto de Estados Unidos para niños

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