The US Open is an important tennis tournament held annually in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, New York City, the largest of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The tournament is usually held from late August to early September. The US Open is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments. Women’s US Open was first held in 1887, making it the oldest major tennis championship in the world.
The US Open is the second most prestigious event after another Grand Slam Wimbledon Open. The first open tournament was staged in 1887 in Newport, Rhode Island, and the US Open is the only Grand Slam event that has remained in the same city throughout its history.
The tournament consists of five main championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. The tournament also includes events for seniors, juniors, and wheelchair players. Since 1978, the tournament has been played on acrylic hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, New York City.
US Open Interesting Facts
The US Open is the only Grand Slam event that has remained in the same city throughout its history. But had different courts throughout history. US open is the only grand slam that has been played on grass court (1887-1974), clay court (1975- 1977), and hard court (1978-present).
- Newport Casino Tennis court (1887-1914)
- West Side Tennis Club (1915-1977)
- USTA National Tennis Center (1978-present)
US Open Record Holders
- Norwegian American tennis star Molla Mallory had a record of eight times winning US open in the pre-open era (1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1926).
- Chris Evert and Serena Williams (GOAT) of the USA have 6 times winning records in the Open era.
- Halen Jacobs (1932-1935) and Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1915-1918), both won consecutively 4 times singles championships in the Pre-open era.
- Chris Evert of the USA won 4 consecutive time Singles championships (1975-1978) in the Open era.
- 92 out of 135 times American players have won US Open.
US Open 2022
US Open 2022 will start on August 29 and the final will be played on September 10. It will be the 136th edition of the US Open. The event was held on the hard court surface of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, USA. US Open consists of 128 singles draw and 64 doubles draw.
US Open 2022 Prize Money & Ranking Points
In 2022, the total prize money of the US Open was $60 million for the first time in history. The winner of the Singles title will get $2.6 million with 2000 ranking points and the runner-up will receive $1.3 million with 1300 ranking points. Players will earn $445,000 for reaching the quarterfinals and $705,000 for being a semifinalist.
|US Open||Prize Money||Ranking Points|
|Champion (Singles/ Doubles)||$2,600,000 / $688,000||2000|
|Finalist (Singles/ Doubles)||$1,300,000 / $344,000||1300|
|Semi-Finalist (Singles/ Doubles)||$705,000 / $172,000||780|
|Quarter-Finalist (Singles/ Doubles)||$445,000 / $97,500||430|
|Fourth Round (Singles/ Doubles)||$278,000 / $56,400||240|
|Third Round (Singles/ Doubles)||$188,000 / $35,800||130|
|Second Round (Singles/ Doubles)||$121,000 / $21,300||70|
In the doubles championship, the winning team will get a cheque of $688,000 with 2000 ranking points and the runner-up team will have $344,000 with 1300 ranking points. In the Mixed doubles championship, the title holder will have $170,000 with them and $82,000 will go to the runner-up team
US Open Prize Money & Champions History
In the below table, you can find out about the history of the WTA US Open past winners and year-wise prize money of the event, and what’s the difference in prize money over different years.
|Year||Prize Money||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions||Mixed Champions|
|2022||$60,000,000||Iga Swiatek (POL)||Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)|
Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
|Storm Sanders (AUS)|
John Peers (AUS)
|2021||$57,500,000||Emma Raducanu (GBR)||Samantha Stosur (AUS)|
Zhang Shuai (CHI)
|Desirae Krawczyk (USA)|
Joe Salisbury (GBR)
|2020||$53,402,000||Naomi Osaka (JAP)||Laura Siegmund (GER) |
Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
|2019||$57,238,700||Bianca Andreescu (CAN)||Elise Mertens (BEL) |
Aryna Sabalenka (BELA)
|Bethanie Sands (USA) |
Jamie Murray (GBR)
|2018||$53,000,000||Naomi Osaka (JAP)||Ashleigh Barty (AUS) |
Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
|Bethanie Sands (USA) |
Jamie Murray (GBR)
|2017||$50,400,000||Sloane Stephens (USA)||Martina Hingis (SUI) |
Chan Yung Jan (CHI)
|Martina Hingis (SUI) |
Jamie Murray (gbr)
|2016||$46,300,000||Angelique Kerber (GER)||Bethanie Sands (USA) |
Lucie Safarova (CZE)
|Laura Siegmund (GER) |
Mate Pavic (CRO)
US Open 2022 Top Seeds/Players List [Updated]
Following are some shining stars of tennis appearing this year in the 2022 WTA US Open
|PLAYER NAME||WTA RANK||SEED #||CURRENT STATUS|
|Iga Swiatek (POL)||1st||1||Singles Champion|
|Anett Kontaveit (EST)||2nd||2||Eliminated in R64 against S. Williams|
|Paula Badosa (ESP)||4th||4||Eliminated in R64 against P. Martic|
|Maria Sakkari (GRE)||3rd||3||Eliminated in R64 against X. Wang|
|Ons Jabeur (TUN)||5th||5||Eliminated in Finals against I. Swiatek|
|Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)||6th||6||Eliminated in SF against Iga Swiatek|
|Jessica Pegula (USA)||8th||8||Eliminated in QF against Iga Swiatek|
|Garbine Muguruza (ESP)||9th||9||Eliminated in R32 against P. Kvitova|
|Daria Kasatkina (RUS)||10th||10||Eliminated in R128 against H. Dart|
|Emma Raducanu (GBR)||11th||11||Eliminated in R128 against E. Raducanu|
|Coco Gauff (USA)||12th||12||Eliminated in QF against C. Garcia|
|Belinda Bencic (SUI)||13th||13||Eliminated in R32 against K. Pliskova|
|Leylah Fernandez (CAN)||14th||14||Eliminated in R64 against L. Samsonova|
|Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)||15th||15||Eliminated in R64 against B. Andreescu|
|Karolina Pliskova (CZE)||22nd||22||Eliminated in QF against A. Sabalenka|
|Simona Halep (ROU)||7th||7||Eliminated in R128 against D. Snigur|
|Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)||16th||16||Eliminated in R128 against Q. Zheng|
|Caroline Garcia (FRA)||17th||17||Eliminated in SF against O. Jabeur|
|Veronika Kudermetova||18th||18||Eliminated in R16 against O. Jabeur|
|Danielle Collins (USA)||19th||19||Eliminated in R16 against A. Sabalenka|
|Madison Keys (USA)||20th||20||Eliminated in R32 against C. Gauff|
US Open 2022 Wild Card Entry List [Updated]
|PLAYER NAME||WTA RANK||CURRENT STATUS|
|Sofia Kenin (USA)||265th||Eliminated in R128 against J. Niemeier|
|Peyton Stearns (USA)||332nd||Eliminated in R128 against E. Alexandrova|
|Jaimee Fourlis (AUS)||173rd||Eliminated in R128 against Y. Yuan|
|Venus Williams (USA)||1504th||Eliminated in R128 against A. Van Uytvanck|
|Harmony Tan (FRA)||112th||Eliminated in R128 against B. Andreescu|
|Eleana Yu (USA)||763rd||Eliminated in R128 against A. Riske|
|Elizabeth Mandlik (USA)||144th||Eliminated in R64 against O. Jabeur|
|Coco Vandeweghe (USA)||121st||Eliminated in R128 against M. Zanevska|
US Open 2022 Champions
In 2022 US Open championship, World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of POL won the singles championship. Iga played the final against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia and defeated her in straight sets (6-2, 7-6). Iga won the US Open prize money worth $2.6 Million with 2000 ranking points whereas the runner-up star Ons Jabeur got $1.3 million with 1300 ranking points.
In the doubles championship, Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) & Katerina Siniakova (CZE) defeated Taylor Townsend of the USA and Caty McNally of the USA. The winning pair won the final in three sets (3-6, 7-5, 6-1).
US Open 2021 Champions
In 2021, Emma Raducanu of GBR won the singles championship. Emma played the final against Leylah Fernandez of Canada and defeated her in straight sets (6-4, 6-3).
In the doubles championship, Samantha Stosur of Australia and Zhang Shuai of China defeated Coco Gauff of USA and Caty McNally of USA. The winning pair won the final in three sets (6-3, 3-6, 6-3). Whereas in the Mixed Doubles championship, Desirae Krawczyk of the USA and Joe Salisbury of GBR defeated Giuliana of Mexico and Marcelo Arevalo of Israel with straight sets (7-5, 6-2). Joe Salisbury of GBR won both men’s doubles and Mixed doubles titles in 2021.
US Open 2022 Schedule & Draw Dates
|Monday, 29th August 2022||1st round|
|Tuesday, 30th August 2022||1st round|
|Wednesday, 31st August 2022||2nd round|
|Thursday, 1st September 2022||2nd round|
|Friday, 2nd September 2022||3rd round|
|Saturday, 3rd September 2022||3rd round|
|Sunday, 4th September 2022||Round of 16|
|Monday, 5th September 2022||Round of 16|
|Tuesday, 6th September 2022||Quarterfinals|
|Wednesday, 7th September 2022||Quarterfinals|
|Friday, 8th September 2022||Semifinals|
|Sunday, 10th September 2022||Final|
US Open Where to Watch
If you can’t make it in person, you can watch US Open 2022 on various tennis channels and online applications. Mainly you can view live matches via ESPN+. Other available options are Hulu & Sling TV. Hulu subscribers can easily add ESPN+ to their existing subscription to watch ESPN U.S. Open 2022 coverage. Live coverage begins on Monday, Aug. 29.
US Open 2022 Tickets, Seat Map
You can buy US Open 2022 individual tickets and Luxury Suits by visiting the following links. You can also find information about Multi-session deposits for ticket plans for the 2023 US Open, Seat Maps & Travel Packages.
US Open 2022 Social Media Platforms
Official Website: https://www.usopen.org/
US Open Sponsors/Partners
Sponsors and partners are the main pillar of any event and play a great role in the success of that event. US Open main partners are Rolex & IBM. In the below table, you can find out the complete list of US Open Sponsors.
|CHUBB (property and casualty insurer)|
|Evian (natural spring water)|
|IHG (hotel & resorts)|
|POLO Ralph Lauren (official uniforms for all on-court tournament staff)|
|CADILLAC (innovative luxury vehicles manufacturer)|