Tennis US Open

All you need to know about the tennis tournament

Tennis US Open - All you need to know

The US Open is one of four tennis Grand Slam tournaments. Besides the US Open, the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon belong to the Grand Slam tournaments. The US Open takes place once a year. It is played in parallel over two weeks in the men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed competitions. All the top players in the world rankings play for the US Open title.


The US Open is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world – below we
explain what makes the US Open so special – enjoy reading.

1. Where does the US Open take place?

The US Open has been held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City, USA since 1978.


The US Open grounds have a total of 22 outdoor courts and other practice courts. Among the most famous tennis courts are:


  • Arthur Ashe Stadium with 23,771 courts.
  • Louis Armstrong Stadium with 14,061 courts
  • Grandstand with 8,125 courts


Separate tickets can be purchased for these three tennis courts.

2. When does the US Open take place?

The US Open is usually the last Grand Slam tournament of the year. The other three, in chronological order, are the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon. The US Open begins on the last Monday in August and runs for two weeks, with the middle weekend coinciding with the US Labor Day holiday.


The 2022 US Open will be held from August 29 to September 11. Qualifying begins on August 23.

3. How much does a US Open ticket cost?

US Open tickets get more expensive over the two weeks from round to round. The cheapest US ticket for the first round is available for under 40 dollars. The most expensive US Open ticket for the final costs over 4,000 dollars.


The so-called Grounds Pass, which provides access to all courts besides the three largest tennis courts Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand, starts at under $40 per day.


Ticket prices rise to over $4,000 per ticket by the time the final is played at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

4. On which surface is the US Open played?

The US Open is played on hard court. The tennis court inside the lines is painted blue to make it easier for players, spectators and TV viewers to see the yellow tennis ball. The area outside the lines is painted green.

5. How much is the prize money at the US Open?

A total of more than 60 million dollars in prize money is paid out at the US Open. The US Open individual winners each receive 2.6 million dollars. The finalists receive 1.3 million dollars. For a first-round loss, there is more than $80,000. The doubles winners will collectively receive just under $700,000.

With 128-entries in the king disciplines, men’s and women’s singles, and prior qualification over 3 rounds, tennis players must win up to 10 matches to finish the tournament victorious.

US Open prize money 2022 – singles – men and women

Winner: 2,600,000 dollars

Finalist: 1,300,000 dollars

Semifinalist: 705,000 dollars

Quarterfinalist: 445,000 dollars

Round of the last 16: 278,000 dollars

Round of the last 32: 188,000 dollars

Round of the last 64: 121,000 dollars

Round of the last 128: 80,000 dollars

3rd qualifying round: 44,000 dollars

2nd qualifying round: not yet known

1st qualifying round: not yet known

US Open prize money 2022 – doubles – men and women (per team)

Winner: 688,000 dollars

Finalist: 344,000 dollars

Semifinalist: 172,000 dollars

Quarterfinalist: 97,500 dollars

Round of the last 16: 56,400 dollars

Round of the last 32: 35,800 dollars

Round of the last 64: 21,300 dollars

US Open prize money 2021 – Mixed (per team)

Winner: 175,000 dollars

Finalist: 90,000 dollars

Semifinalist: 45,000 dollars

Quarterfinalist: 22,500 dollars

Round of the last 16: 11,750 dollars

Round of the last 32: 5,500 dollars

Overall, the prize money to be distributed is usually increased from year to year. In recent years, the focus has been on the percentage increase of prize money in the first rounds.

6. Who won the US Open - all winners?

US Open Men’s Singles Winner

2021: Daniil Medvedev

2020: Dominic Thiem

2019: Rafael Nadal

2018: Novak Djokovic

2017: Rafael Nadal

2016: Stan Wawrinka

2015: Novak Djokovic

2014: Marin Cilic

2013: Rafael Nadal

2012: Andy Murray

2011: Novak Djokovic

2010: Rafael Nadal

2009: Juan Martin del Potro

2008: Roger Federer

2007: Roger Federer

2006: Roger Federer

2005: Roger Federer

2004: Roger Federer

2003: Andy Roddick

2002: Pete Sampras

2001: Lleyton Hewitt

2000: Marat Safin


US Open women’s singles winners

2021: Emma Raducanu

2020: Naomi Osaka

2019: Bianca Andreescu

2018: Naomi Osaka

2017: Sloane Stephens

2016: Angelique Kerber

2015: Flavia Pennetta

2014: Serena Williams

2013: Serena Williams

2012: Serena Williams

2011: Samantha Stosur

2010: Kim Clijsters

2009: Kim Clijsters

2008: Serena Williams

2007: Justine Henin

2006: Maria Sharapova

2005: Kim Clijsters

2004: Svetlana Kuznetsova

2003: Justine Henin

2002: Serena Williams

2001: Venus Williams

2000: Venus Williams

7. Summary and conclusion

The US Open in New York is one of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments. It is played on hard court and it is the last Grand Slam of the year every year. Ticket prices start at under $40 per ticket. For every tennis fan it is a dream to be live at the US Open.

We keep our fingers crossed that your dream will come true!

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