The US Open tennis tournament is the fourth and final Grand Slam held each year. It follows the Australian Open, French Open and the prestigious Wimbledon Championships which remains the sole tennis Grand Slam major played on grass courts. The second oldest of the Grand Slams after the time-honoured Wimbledon, the US Open is played on outdoor, acrylic (DecoTurf) hard courts in New York City at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre.
The predecessor to the United States Open Tennis Championships, the Open Era dating back to 1968, was the U.S. Men’s Singles National Championship founded back in 1881 and held on Rhode Island. The first of the Women’s Singles tournaments ran a few years later at Philadelphia in 1887. Over AU$42 million in prize money is on offer to the US Open winners who take to the courts over two weeks from the last Monday of August into September annually.
US Open 2017
- Date: August 28 – September 10, 2017
- Edition: 137th
- Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
- Grand Slam: 4th of 2017
US Open Grand Slam Championships are the only ones that have tiebreakers for every set of a match, brought in in 1970.
The inaugural tournament of the Open Era ran at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills in 1968. A few years later in 1973 the US Open made history being the first of the Grand Slam tournaments to award male and female players equal prize money. John Newcombe band Margaret Court were the respective Men’s and Single’s US Open winners that year taking out $25,000 in prize money each.
Both the Men’s Singles US Open winners and Women’s Singles US Open winners are awarded full-size replica trophies engraved with their names.
2017 US Open Betting
US Open Odds 2017 – Men’s Singles Winner
- Roger Federer ($3.25)
- Rafael Nadal ($4.50)
- Novak Djokovic ($6)
- Andy Murray ($6.50)
- Stan Wawrinka ($13)
US Open Odds 2017 – Women’s Singles Winner
- Garbine Muguruza ($6.50)
- Karolina Pliskova ($7.50)
- Victoria Azarenka ($7.50)
- Angelique Kerber ($9)
- Johanna Konta ($9)
*Top five in outright US Open 2017 betting – odds subject to change.
Major US Open Titles & Current Champions
- Men’s Singles: Stan Wawrinka (2016)
- Men’s Doubles: Jamie Murray / Bruno Soares (2016)
- Women’s Singles: Angelique Kerber (2016)
- Women’s Doubles: Bethanie Mattek-Sands/ Lucie Šafářová (2016)
- Mixed Doubles: Laura Siegemund/ Mate Pavić (2016)
US Open Open Odds & Betting
US Open betting is the last chance punters and tennis fans of backing a Grand Slam winner for the calendar year so are always highly-competitive and popular markets. Because US Open matches go into tie-breakers, there are plenty of nail-biting moments across the fortnight of play and the US Open odds for head-to-head betting can be tight as well. There has never been a fifth set tie-break since it was instituted in 1975 however, so tipping this result can be dangers for punters!
Along with outright US Open Winners odds per match there are a host of other tennis betting markets open for punters every year. Fans can predict and put money on exact set results, correct scores for the first set, whether there will be a tie-break in the first set, which player will win the first set, whether there will be odds/even total games for the match and who will break the first serve.
The 2017 US Open runs from late August and all-in betting markets on the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles are open now!
Past US Open Winners
US Open history dates right back to 1881 with the U.S. National Championships, also known as the Amateur Era, followed by the US Open Era from 1968 onwards. The world’s biggest tennis champions have their names etched on the US Open Winners list.
Mens US Open Singles Champions
While three players during the Amateur Era won seven Men’s Singles titles (see records) in the Open Era the record is five championships held by American Jimmy Conners, fellow Yankee Pete Sampras and Swiss champ Roger Federer. Federer won all five of his US Open Men’s Singles titles on the trot giving him the record of most consecutive wins (since 1968) between 2004-2008.
US players hold the All-Time US Open Men’s Singles record of 85 victories followed by Australia (18). The last Aussie to win the title was Lleyton Hewitt (2011). Before him Pat Rafter went back-to-back in 1997-98.
The US Open Men’s Singles Past Winners dating back to 2000 are listed below.
|2000||RUS||Marat Safin||USA||Pete Sampras||6–4, 6–3, 6–3|
|2001||AUS||Lleyton Hewitt||USA||Pete Sampras||7–6(7–4), 6–1, 6–1|
|2002||USA||Pete Sampras||USA||Andre Agassi||6–3, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4|
|2003||USA||Andy Roddick||ESP||Juan Carlos Ferrero||6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–3|
|2004||SUI||Roger Federer||AUS||Lleyton Hewitt||6–0, 7–6(7–3), 6–0|
|2005||SUI||Roger Federer||USA||Andre Agassi||6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1|
|2006||SUI||Roger Federer||USA||Andy Roddick||6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1|
|2007||SUI||Roger Federer||SRB||Novak Djokovic||7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2), 6–4|
|2008||SUI||Roger Federer||GBR||Andy Murray||6–2, 7–5, 6–2|
|2009||ARG||Juan Martín del Potro||SUI||Roger Federer||3–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2|
|2010||ESP||Rafael Nadal||SRB||Novak Djokovic||6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2|
|2011||SRB||Novak Djokovic||ESP||Rafael Nadal||6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1|
|2012||GBR||Andy Murray||SRB||Novak Djokovic||7–6(12–10), 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2|
|2013||ESP||Rafael Nadal||SRB||Novak Djokovic||6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1|
|2014||CRO||Marin Čilić||JPN||Kei Nishikori||6–3, 6–3, 6–3|
|2015||SRB||Novak Djokovic||SUI||Roger Federer||6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4|
|2016||SUI||Stan Wawrinka||SRB||Novak Djokovic||6–7(1-7), 6–4, 7–5, 6–3|
Women’s US Open Singles Champions
During the Amateur era Molla Bjurstedt Mallory won eight Women’s Singles titles, but the record for most titles in this division during the US Open Era (from 1968) belongs to American Chris Evert (6) and Serena Williams (6), half of the powerhouse Williams’ Sisters empire. Four of Evert’s US Open Women’s Singles title victories were achieved consecutively giving her the record for most wins on the trot (1975-1978).
As with the Men’s Singles, the local players from the USA boast the most Women’s Singles victories both since the US Open (24) and of All-Time (91). Australia is the next best coming in a distance second with six All-Time titles, the latest by Samantha Stosur (2011).
The US Open Women’s Singles Past Winners dating back to 2000 are listed below.
|2000||USA||Venus Williams||USA||Lindsay Davenport||6–4, 7–5|
|2001||USA||Venus Williams (2)||USA||Serena Williams||6–2, 6–4|
|2002||USA||Serena Williams (2)||USA||Venus Williams||6–4, 6–3|
|2003||BEL||Justine Henin||BEL||Kim Clijsters||7–5, 6–1|
|2004||RUS||Svetlana Kuznetsova||RUS||Elena Dementieva||6–3, 7–5|
|2005||BEL||Kim Clijsters||FRA||Mary Pierce||6–3, 6–1|
|2006||RUS||Maria Sharapova||BEL||Justine Henin||6–4, 6–4|
|2007||BEL||Justine Henin (2)||RUS||Svetlana Kuznetsova||6–1, 6–3|
|2008||USA||Serena Williams (3)||SRB||Jelena Janković||6–4, 7–5|
|2009||BEL||Kim Clijsters (2)||DEN||Caroline Wozniacki||7–5, 6–3|
|2010||BEL||Kim Clijsters (3)||RUS||Vera Zvonareva||6–2, 6–1|
|2011||AUS||Samantha Stosur||USA||Serena Williams||6–2, 6–3|
|2012||USA||Serena Williams (4)||BLR||Victoria Azarenka||6–2, 2–6, 7–5|
|2013||USA||Serena Williams (5)||BLR||Victoria Azarenka||7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–1|
|2014||USA||Serena Williams (6)||DEN||Caroline Wozniacki||6–3, 6–3|
|2015||ITA||Flavia Pennetta||ITA||Roberta Vinci||7–6(7–4), 6–2|
|2016||GER||Angelique Kerber||CZE||Karolina Pliskova||6-3, 4–6, 6-4|
US Open Records
The US Open record books feature some incredible feats achieved by superstars of both the inaugural competition and the modern game. As the second oldest of the tennis Grand Slam tournaments, players have been making history since 1881 and as of 2016 there will have been 136 editions. The Men’s Singles US Open record for most titles is shared by Richard Sears (7) who retired in 1888, fellow American Bill Larned (7) who turned pro in 1890 and Bill Tilden (7) who died aged 60 in 1953. In the US Open Women’s Singles division Molla Bjurstedt Mallory holds the record of eight title wins between 1915 and 1926.
Men’s US Open Records
- Most Singles Titles: Richard Sears (7), Bill Larned (7), Bill Tilden (7)
- Most Doubles Titles: Richard Sears (6), Holcombe Ward (6)
Women’s US Open Records
- Most Singles Titles: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (8)
- Most Doubles Titles: Margaret Osborne DuPont (13)
Mixed Doubles US Open Records
- Most Titles (male): Bill Tilden (4), Bill Talbert (4), Bob Bryan (4)
- Most Titles (female): Margaret Osborne DuPont (8), Margaret Court (8)
Open Era Singles Records
- Most Titles (male): Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer (all on 5)
- Most Titles (female): Chris Evert and Serena Williams (6)
- Youngest Winner (male): Pete Sampras (19 years 1 month)
- Youngest Winner (female): Tracy Austin (16 years 8 months)