Formation & Format
Initially known as the US National Championship, the US Open is one of the world's oldest tennis championships. The inaugural season of the tournament was played in 1881. After almost a century, in 1987, the tournament became the fourth Major Tennis Championship in the world. Since then the tournament has been played over a period of two weeks, during late August and early September.
In 1978, the tournament was shifted to the Deco Turf courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. The venue comprises of twenty-two state of the art outdoor courts, all consisting of acrylic hard surfaces. The US Open consist of five main championship events including mixed doubles, women's doubles, women's singles, men's doubles and men's singles.
Major Championships and Records
The current ‘men's single champion' is Andy Murray where as Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan hold the ‘men's double championship' title. The most ‘US Open men's singles' titles have been won by Bill Tilden, Bill Larned and Richard Sears; all three of them bagging seven titles each.
The current ‘women's single champion' is world number one Serena Williams, who is also the reigning champion of ‘Olympic Ladies Single Championship', ‘WTA Tour Championship' and ‘French Open'. On the other hand, the reigning ‘women's double championship' winners are Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani. With eight ‘US Open Championships', Molla Bjursted Mallory holds the most number of ‘women's single titles'.
US Open Live
Over a period of two weeks, the US Open draws thousands of sports fans from across the world every year. The matches are broadcasted live on major TV networks. However, the thrill and excitement of watching the top tennis players compete can only be enjoyed to the fullest when witnessed live. Therefore, every season thousands of US Open Tennis Championship tickets are bought as soon as they are made available. This year, the fans are once again looking forward to catch the world's top players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Roger Federere live in action. So make sure to be a part of this enlivening tennis experience with friends and family.