US Open (tennis)

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The US Open Tennis Championships is a hardcourt tennis tournament held annually in Queens, New York. Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year. The other three, in chronological order, are the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. The US Open starts on the last Monday of August and continues for two weeks, with the middle weekend coinciding with the US Labor Day holiday. The tournament is of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, originally known as the U.S. National Championship, for which men's singles and men's doubles were first played in August 1881. It is the only Grand Slam that was not affected by cancellation of World War I and World War II or interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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US Open
Official website
Founded1881; 142 years ago (1881)
Editions142 (2022)
LocationNew York City
United States
VenueUSTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (since 1978)
SurfaceHard – outdoors[lower-alpha 1][lower-alpha 2] (since 1978)
Clay – outdoors (1975–1977)
Grass – outdoors (1881–1974)
Prize moneyUS$60.1 million (2022)[1]
Men's
DrawS (128Q) / 64D (16Q)[lower-alpha 3]
Current championsCarlos Alcaraz (singles)
Rajeev Ram
Joe Salisbury (doubles)
Most singles titles7
Richard Sears
William Larned
Bill Tilden
Most doubles titles6
Mike Bryan
Richard Sears
Holcombe Ward
Women's
DrawS (128Q) / 64D (16Q)
Current championsIga Świątek (singles)
Barbora Krejčíková
Katerina Siniaková (doubles)
Most singles titles8
Molla Mallory
Most doubles titles13
Margaret Osborne duPont
Mixed doubles
Draw32
Current championsStorm Sanders
John Peers
Most titles (male)4
Bill Tilden
Bill Talbert
Bob Bryan
Most titles (female)9
Margaret Osborne duPont
Grand Slam
Last completed
2022 US Open
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The tournament consists of five primary championships: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles. The tournament also includes events for senior, junior, and wheelchair players. Since 1978, the tournament has been played on acrylic hardcourts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, New York City. The US Open is owned and organized by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), a non-profit organization, and the chairperson of the US Open is Patrick Galbraith. Revenue from ticket sales, sponsorships, and television contracts is used to develop tennis in the United States.

This tournament, from 1971 to 2021, employed standard tiebreakers (first to 7, win by 2) in every set of a singles match.[2] Since 2022, when a match that reaches 6–all in the last possible set (the third for women and the fifth for men) an extended tiebreaker to 10 points is played. Should the tiebreaker be tied at 9-all, whoever scores two straight points wins it.