The US Open is an annual hardcourt tennis event hosted by the United States Tennis Association. 2021 will see the 141st edition of the tournament, the first being held back in 1881. The precursor to the US Open, an event that was called the US National Championships, was one of the oldest tennis tournaments in history.
Like every year, the US Open is the fourth and the last Grand Slam of the year.
Venue and Dates
The 2021 US Open will be he held from 30th August to 12th September 2021.
Since 1978, the tournament has been played on the hardcourts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York City.
The main court is called Arthur Ashe Stadium, named after the men’s singles winner of the 1968 edition.
US Open Champions
Dominic Thiem is the current men’s singles champion at the US Open. The 2020 US Open was his first Grand Slam title; he defeated Alexander Zverev in an epic five-set final.
Japan's Naomi Osaka won the women’s singles event after defeating Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final.
The men’s doubles final was won by Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares, while Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva took home the women’s doubles title.
2021 US Open Prize Money
Both men’s and women’s singles champions will be receiving a payday of $3,000,000, whereas the men’s and women’s champion doubles teams will each receive $400,000.
2020 US Open Winners
Men's singles - Dominic Thiem
Women's Singles - Naomi Osaka
Men's Doubles - Mate Pavic / Bruno Soares
Women's Doubles - Laura Siegemund / Vera Zvonareva