The 2019 US Open is an annual hard-court tennis competition hosted by the United States Tennis Association. It is the 139th edition of the tournament, the first being held back in 1881. The original precursor known as the US National Championship was one of the oldest tennis tournaments of the world.
Like every year, the US Open is the fourth and the last Grand Slam of the year.
Venue and Dates
The 2019 US Open will begin from 26th August to 8th September 2019.
Since 1978, the tournament is played on the hard-court surfaces of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York City.
The main court is the Arthur Ashe Stadium, named after the men’s singles winner of the inaugural US Open, Arthur Ashe in 1968.
2017 US Open Champions
Rafael Nadal is the current men’s singles champion at the US Open. The 2017 US Open was his sixteenth Grand Slam title and third crown at the US Open. He defeated Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.
US player Sloane Stephens won the women’s singles event after defeating fellow compatriot Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0.
The men’s doubles final was won by Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau. They beat the Spanish pairing of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-4, 6-3.
Chan Yung-Jan and Martina Hingis took home the women’s doubles title after beating Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-2.
Hingis also took home the mixed doubles title with Jamie Murray after the pair beat Chan Hao-Ching and Michael Venus 6-1, 4-6, 10-8. It took Hingis’ total Grand Slam tally to 25.
2019 US Open Prize Money
Both men’s and women’s singles champions will be receiving a record payday of $3,850,000, where as the men’s and women’s champion doubles teams will each receive $740,000.
2018 US Open Winner
Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles- Naomi Osaka
Men's Doubles- Jack Sock/ Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles- Colleen Vandeweghe / Ashleigh Barty
Mixed Doubles - Bethanie Lynn Mattek / Jamie Robert Murray