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The List Of Winners In The Past Decade Of US Open Grand Slams

One of the most anticipated grand slam tournaments in the tennis sporting calender would be the US Open. The other three being the Wimbledon, French Open and the Australian Open. Its been almost two centuries since this tournament has been part of every tennis-playing year, established in 1881 and played on hard courts in an outdoor stadium in the popular venue flushing meadows. The tennis center wherein this tournament is held is named after a legendary player herself Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre.

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About the game

Here you see both men and women competing for the US Open trophy, it not only comes with a huge cash prize but happens to lift up the ATP rankings of the player significantly. The tournament is played over two weeks at the month end of August and early September. And this one of the last grand slams of the year. Initially, the tournament had the

  • The knockout phase
  • All Comer’s singles

The winner will then get to face the defending champion in the Challenge round. Later this system was changed to all the matches of the All Comer’s final as well as the Challenge round were decided by the best of three sets matches. Changes were again introduced during the years in the form of 

  • advantage format, 
  • the tie-break system
  •  sudden death version
  • Lingering death version

The US Open was the first grand slam to have a five-set break tie break. The surface changed twice

  • grass (1881-1974) Har-Tru clay(1975-1977) DecoTurf(since 1978)

Jimmy Conner was the only player in the history of the US Open to win on all three surfaces.

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Prize money and trophy

The champion will get to take home a full-sized replica of the US Open trophy with the winner’s name engraved on it for posterity. The prize money for this year’s winner is $3.85 million.

There is prize money given to the 

  • Runnerup
  • Semi-finalist
  • Quarterfinalist
  • Players who are in the round of 16
  • Players who are in the round of 32
  • Players who are in the round of 64
  • Players who are in the round of 128

the above is paid for singles players as well as the doubles players. The players get paid when they qualify to play in the tournament, get a wild card entry and appearance money as well. These grand slams are well paying for even a low ranked player compared to other smaller tournaments.

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Winners In The Past Decade (singles)

  • Rafael Nadal (Spain)-2010
  • Novak Djokovic (Serbia)- 2011
  • Andy Murry (Britain)-2012
  • Rafael Nadal (Spain)-2013
  • Marin Cilic (Croatia)-2014
  • Novak Djokovic (Serbia)- 2015
  • Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)-2016
  • Rafael Nadal (Spain)-2017
  • Novak Djokovic (Serbia)- 2018
  • Rafael Nadal (Spain)-2019

In The Women’s Event

  • Kim Clijsters(Denmark)
  • Samantha Stosur(Australia)
  • Serena Williams(US)
  • Flavia Pennetta (Italy)
  • Angelique Kerber(Germany)
  • Sloane Stephens(US)
  • Naomi Osaka(Japan)
  • Bianca Andreescu(Canada)

Doubles event (men)

  • Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (US)
  • Jurgen Melzer(Austria) and Philipp Petzschner(Germany)
  • Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (US)
  • Leander Paes(India) and Radek Stepanek (Czech)
  • Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (US)
  • Pierre Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut (France)
  • Jamie Murray(Britain) and Bruno Soares(Portugal)
  • Jean-Julien Rojer(Dutch) and Horia Tecau (Romania)
  • Mike Bryan and Jack Sock(US)
  • Juan Sebastian and Robert Farah (Columbia)

(Women’s Doubles Event)

  • Vania King(US) and Yaroslava Shvedova (Russian)
  • Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond(US)
  • Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (Italy)
  • Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka(Czech)
  • Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (Russia)
  • Martina Hingis (Switzerland) and Sania Mirza (India)
  • Bethanie Mattek Sands(US) and Lucie Safarova(Czech)
  • Chan Yung-Jan(Taiwan) and Martina Hingis(Switzerland)
  • Ashleigh Barty(Australia) and Coco Vandeweghe (US)
  • Elise Mertens(Romania) and Aryna Sablenka(Belarus)

(Mixed Doubles Event)

  • Lizel Huber and Bob Bryan(US)
  • Melanie Oudin and Jack Sock (US)
  • Ekaterina Makarova(Russia) and Bruno Soares(Portugal)
  • Andrea Hlavackova (Russia) and Max Mirnyi(Belarus)
  • Sania Mirza (India) and Bruno Soares (Portugal)
  • Martina Hingis (Switzerland) and Leander Paes (India)
  • Laura Siegmund (German) and Mate Pavic (Croatia)
  • Martina Hingis (Switzerland) and Jamie Murray (Britain)
  • Bethanie Mattek Sands (US) and Jamie Murray(Britain)

The above list provides the champions in all forms of the game played in the US Open event.

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