US Open (tennis) facts for kids
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.
- Men's Singles
- Women's Singles
- Men's Doubles
- Women's Doubles
- Mixed Doubles
- Singles Finals
|2016 Men's Singles||Stan Wawrinka||Novak Djokovic||6–7 (1), 6–4, 7–5, 6–3|
|2016 Women's Singles||Angelique Kerber||Karolína Plíšková||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
|2016 Men's Doubles|| Jamie Murray
| Pablo Carreño Busta
|2016 Women's Doubles|| Bethanie Mattek-Sands
| Caroline Garcia
|2–6, 7–6 (5), 6–4|
|2016 Mixed Doubles|| Laura Siegemund
| Coco Vandeweghe
- Men - Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer have won 5 times.
- Women - Chris Evert has won 6 times.
|Grand Slam Tournament
|US Open Series
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Dominic Thiem won the men's singles title in 2020. It was his 1st Major singles title.
Naomi Osaka won the women's singles title in 2020. It was her 3rd Major Singles title and her second at the US Open.
Bruno Soares was part of the winning men's doubles team in 2020. It was his 3rd Major doubles title and his second at the US Open.
Vera Zvonareva was part of the winning women's doubles team in 2020. It was her 3rd Major doubles title and her second at the US Open.
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