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2011 US Open (tennis)

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Edition  131st
Surface  Hardcourt
Category  Grand Slam (ITF)
Location  New York City, USA
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Date  29 August – 12 September
Venue  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

2011 us open a look back at the womens tournament

The 2011 US Open was a tennis tournament played on the outdoor hard courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park, of Queens, New York City, United States. It began on 29 August and was originally scheduled to end on 11 September, but the men's final was postponed to 12 September due to rain.


Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters were the defending champions. Due to an abdominal muscle injury, Clijsters was not able to defend her title.

In the women's singles, Australia's Samantha Stosur defeated Serena Williams in straight sets 6–2, 6–3 for her first Grand Slam title. Stosur thus became the first Australian female player to win a Grand Slam since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980.

In the men's singles, both Nadal and Novak Djokovic contested the final for the second consecutive year. This time, Djokovic won 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1 for his first US Open title.

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Point distribution

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Prize money

The USTA announced that the 2011 US Open purse has increased by more than one million dollars to reach a record $23.7 million. In addition to the base purse of $23.7 million, the top three men's and top three women's finishers in the Olympus US Open Series may earn up to an additional $2.6 million in bonus prize money at the US Open, providing a potential total payout of $26.3 million. Both the men's and women's US Open singles champions will earn a record $1.8 million with the ability to earn an additional $1 million in bonus prize money (for a total $2.8 million potential payout) based on their performances in the Olympus US Open Series. Below is the list of prize money given to each player in the main draw of the professional competitions; all prize money is in US dollars (US$); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.

Singles players

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Player(s) of the Day

  • Day 1: Madison Keys – The 16-year-old Keys defeated her compatriot and elder by 21 years, Jill Craybas on the Grandstand with a 6–2, 6–4 score in their first-round encounter, giving the Florida native her first-ever win at the US Open.
  • Day 2: Simona Halep – Halep, the 19-year-old world number 53, defeated the reigning French Open champion and sixth seed Li Na at Louis Armstrong Stadium with a 6–2, 7–5 score in their first round encounter.
  • Day 3: Julien Benneteau – The French wild-card upset tenth-seeded Spaniard Nicolás Almagro in straight sets.
  • Day 4: Juan Carlos Ferrero – The unseeded Ferrero, an experienced ATP Tour player and the second oldest man in the draw at 31 years old, defeated seventh-seeded Gaël Monfils in an extraordinary five-set match to advance into the third round.
  • Day 5: Flavia Pennetta – The twenty-sixth seed, two-time quarterfinalist, and former world number 10 upset third seed, 2006 US Open champion, and former world number 1 Maria Sharapova in three sets, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, to advance to the fourth round.
  • Day 6: Francesca Schiavone – The 31-year-old seventh seed saved a match point in her battle against world number 81 Chanelle Scheepers, and went on to win, 5–7, 7–6, 6–3, advancing to the fourth round.
  • Day 7: Donald Young – The 22-year-old American wildcard upset twenty-fourth seeded veteran Juan Ignacio Chela in the third round in straight sets with a score of 7–5, 6–4, 6–3. He made it to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career after upsetting Chela and the fourteenth seeded Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round.
  • Day 8: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – The seventeenth-seeded Russian reached her second quarterfinal this year after upsetting seventh seed Francesca Schiavone in three tight sets, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4.
  • Day 9: No matches completed due to rain.
  • Day 10: No matches completed due to rain.
  • Day 11: John Isner – The twenty-eighth seeded American upset twelfth-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon, 7–6, 3–6, 7–6, 7–6, to reach his first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal.
  • Day 12: Rafael Nadal – The number two seed reached his fourth consecutive US Open semifinal after defeating American Andy Roddick in straight sets, 6–2, 6–1, 6–3, in under two hours.
  • Day 13: Samantha Stosur – The number nine seed became the first Australian woman since Wendy Turnbull in 1977 to reach a US Open final, after defeating unseeded German Angelique Kerber in three sets in her semifinal match, 6–3, 2–6, 6–2.
  • Day 14: Samantha Stosur – The Australian player upset the American US Open three time champion Serena Williams in straight sets, 6–2, 6–3, winning her first Major.
  • Day 15: Novak Djokovic – The Serbian player continued his amazing season by winning his first US Open and his third Grand Slam of the year, defeating the defending champion Rafael Nadal for the sixth time in 2011.
  • Day 1 (29 August)

    Top American Mardy Fish opened proceedings cruising past German Tobias Kamke 6–2, 6–2, 6–1. While, another American Ryan Harrison fell to 27th seed Marin Čilić 6–2, 7–5, 7–6(8–6), after wasting leads in the second and third set. No. 13 seed Richard Gasquet then played the inaugural match at the newest show court, Court 17, defeating Sergiy Stakhovsky in straight sets 6–4, 6–4, 6–0. Five-time champion and 3rd seed Roger Federer defeated Santiago Giraldo 6–4, 6–3, 6–2. Other seeds who cruised through were Gaël Monfils, Tomáš Berdych, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Radek Štěpánek and Janko Tipsarević. While 15th seed Viktor Troicki and 29th seed Michaël Llodra, were both pushed to a final set with Llodra prevailing over Victor Hănescu, while Troicki was the first upset of the tournament losing to Alejandro Falla.

    On the women's side former champion Maria Sharapova was pushed by Britain's Heather Watson in three sets 3–6, 7–5, 6–3. While, the American woman had mixed results, out of 8 on court 4 of them being led by 2-time champion Venus Williams, Madison Keys, Irina Falconi, and Christina McHale. Most of the top seeds also advanced to the second round, led by last year's finalist and 2nd seed Vera Zvonareva, the Russian was joined by Marion Bartoli, Samantha Stosur, Agnieszka Radwańska, Peng Shuai and Dominika Cibulková. The Major upset of the opening day saw Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitová as she fell to Alexandra Dulgheru in straight sets 7–6(7–3), 6–3, hitting 52 unforced errors. This also marks the first time in the Open Era that a reigning Wimbledon Champion has lost in the first round of the US Open.

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Viktor Troicki [15]
  • Women's Singles: Petra Kvitová [5]
  • Day 2 (30 August)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Mikhail Youzhny [16], Ivan Dodig [32]
  • Women's Singles: Li Na [6], Daniela Hantuchová [21], María José Martínez Sánchez [32]
  • Day 3 (31 August)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Robin Söderling [6] (withdrew pre-match, due to illness; replaced by Rogério Dutra Da Silva), Nicolás Almagro [10]
  • Women's Singles: Marion Bartoli [8], Agnieszka Radwańska [12], Dominika Cibulková [14], Yanina Wickmayer [20]
  • Men's Doubles: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan [1], František Čermák / Filip Polášek [11], Scott Lipsky / Rajeev Ram [16]
  • Women's Doubles: Chan Yung-jan / Anastasia Rodionova [10], Chuang Chia-jung / Olga Govortsova [13]
  • Mixed Doubles: Květa Peschke / Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi [4] (withdrew)
  • Day 4 (1 September)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Gaël Monfils [7], Richard Gasquet [13], Radek Štěpánek [23], Michaël Llodra [29]
  • Women's Singles: Shahar Pe'er [23], Jarmila Gajdošová [29], Kaia Kanepi [31]
  • Men's Doubles: Christopher Kas / Alexander Peya [10]
  • Women's Doubles: Peng Shuai / Zheng Jie [7], Natalie Grandin / Vladimíra Uhlířová [11]
  • Mixed Doubles: Yaroslava Shvedova / Max Mirnyi [3], Sania Mirza / Mahesh Bhupathi [6]
  • Day 5 (2 September)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Stanislas Wawrinka [14], Jürgen Melzer [17], Ivan Ljubičić [30]
  • Women's Singles: Maria Sharapova [3], Julia Görges [19], Nadia Petrova [24], Lucie Šafářová [27], Anabel Medina Garrigues [30]
  • Men's Doubles: Max Mirnyi / Daniel Nestor [2], Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares [12]
  • Women's Doubles: Nuria Llagostera Vives / Arantxa Parra Santonja [14]
  • Mixed Doubles: Vania King / Rohan Bopanna [5]
  • Day 6 (3 September)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Tomáš Berdych [9], Fernando Verdasco [19], Marin Čilić [27], Marcel Granollers [31]
  • Women's Singles: Victoria Azarenka [4], Jelena Janković [11], Roberta Vinci [18]
  • Men's Doubles: Eric Butorac / Jean-Julien Rojer [8], Juan Ignacio Chela / Eduardo Schwank [14]
  • Mixed Doubles: Liezel Huber / Bob Bryan [1], Katarina Srebotnik / Daniel Nestor [2]
  • Day 7 (4 September)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Juan Martín del Potro [18], Juan Ignacio Chela [24], Feliciano López [25], Florian Mayer [26]
  • Women's Singles: Peng Shuai [13], Sabine Lisicki [22], Maria Kirilenko [25]
  • Men's Doubles: Marcel Granollers / Marc López [13] (withdrew), Mark Knowles / Xavier Malisse [15]
  • Women's Doubles: Sania Mirza / Elena Vesnina [6], Jarmila Gajdošová / Bethanie Mattek-Sands [16]
  • Day 8 (5 September)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Mardy Fish [8], Alexandr Dolgopolov [22]
  • Women's Singles: Francesca Schiavone [7], Svetlana Kuznetsova [15], Ana Ivanovic [16]
  • Men's Doubles: Michaël Llodra / Nenad Zimonjić [3]
  • Women's Doubles: Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta [2], María José Martínez Sánchez / Anabel Medina Garrigues [12]
  • Day 9 (6 September)

    All the matches that should have been played this day were postponed due to the continued rain.

  • Schedule of Play
  • Day 10 (7 September)

    Due to the rainy weather forecast, the Day 10 day and night sessions have been cancelled. Play will resume on Day 11 (8 September), weather permitting.

  • Schedule of Play
  • Day 11 (8 September)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: David Ferrer [5], Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [11], Gilles Simon [12], Janko Tipsarević [20]
  • Women's Singles: Vera Zvonareva [2], Andrea Petkovic [10], Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [17], Flavia Pennetta [26]
  • Men's Doubles: Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes [4], Robert Lindstedt / Horia Tecău [7]
  • Women's Doubles: Květa Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik [1], Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie Hradecká [8], Iveta Benešová / Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová [9], Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci [15]
  • Mixed Doubles: Elena Vesnina / Leander Paes [7]
  • Day 12 (9 September)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: John Isner [28], Andy Roddick [21]
  • Men's Doubles: Rohan Bopanna / Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi [5]
  • Women's Doubles: Maria Kirilenko / Nadia Petrova [5]
  • Mixed Doubles: Gisela Dulko / Eduardo Schwank [8]
  • Day 13 (10 September)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Roger Federer [3], Andy Murray [4]
  • Women's Singles: Caroline Wozniacki [1]
  • Men's Doubles: Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski [6]
  • Day 14 (11 September)

    In remembrance of the September 11 attacks, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the US Open have, among other things, painted the digits "9/11/01" on Arthur Ashe Stadium two days in advance of Day 14's scheduled women's final. The players at the US Open have also been given a white US Open cap with the digits "9/11/01" in black block figures on the side of the cap. For the men's final originally scheduled for 11 September, the USTA had planned for the finalists to walk through a path lined by an honor guard of New York police officers, firefighters, and Port Authority police. The USTA also had planned for the men's final a moment of silence, a military flyover, and the unfurling of a court-sized US flag at Arthur Ashe Stadium, and these events were remain as part of the women's final. Cyndi Lauper contributed by singing the national anthem at the Williams–Wozniacki semifinal match on 10 September, and Queen Latifah did the same at the women's final, the Williams–Stosur match.

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Women's Singles: Serena Williams [28]
  • Women's Doubles: Vania King [3] / Yaroslava Shvedova [3]
  • Day 15 (12 September)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Rafael Nadal [2]
  • Men's singles

    Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal, 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

  • It was Djokovic's 10th title of the year and 28th of his career. It was his 3rd Grand Slam title of the year and 4th of his career. It was his first U.S. Open title.
  • Women's singles

    Samantha Stosur defeated Serena Williams, 6–2, 6–3

  • It was Stosur's 1st title of the year and 3rd of her career. It was her first Grand Slam title.
  • Men's doubles

    Jürgen Melzer / Philipp Petzschner defeated Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski, 6–2, 6–2

    Women's doubles

    Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond defeated Vania King / Yaroslava Shvedova, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)

  • Huber and Raymond won their first US Open title as a doubles pair.
  • Mixed doubles

    Melanie Oudin / Jack Sock defeated Gisela Dulko / Eduardo Schwank, 7–6(7–4), 4–6, [10–8]

  • Oudin and Sock became the 12th unseeded team to win a title in the history of the US Open.
  • Boys' Singles

    Oliver Golding defeated Jiří Veselý, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4

    Girls' Singles

    Grace Min defeated Caroline Garcia, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)

    Boys' Doubles

    Robin Kern / Julian Lenz defeated Maxim Dubarenco / Vladyslav Manafov, 7–5, 6–4

    Girls' Doubles

    Irina Khromacheva / Demi Schuurs defeated Gabrielle Andrews / Taylor Townsend, 6–4, 5–7, [10–5]

    Wheelchair Men's Singles

    Shingo Kunieda defeated Stéphane Houdet, 3–6, 6–1, 6–0

  • Kunieda defended his title and won his fourth US Open title.
  • Wheelchair Women's Singles

    Esther Vergeer defeated Aniek van Koot, 6–2, 6–1

  • Vergeer defended her title, extended her winning streak, and earned her sixth US Open title.
  • Wheelchair Quad Singles

    David Wagner defeated Peter Norfolk, 7–5, 3–1 retired

  • Wagner defended his title and won his second US Open title.
  • Wheelchair Men's Doubles

    Stéphane Houdet / Nicolas Peifer defeated Maikel Scheffers / Ronald Vink, 6–3, 6–1

    Wheelchair Women's Doubles

    Esther Vergeer / Sharon Walraven defeated Jiske Griffioen / Aniek van Koot, 7–5, 6–7(8–10), 6–4

    Wheelchair Quad Doubles

    David Wagner / Nick Taylor defeated Peter Norfolk / Noam Gershony, walkover

    Singles seeds

    The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Rankings are as of 22 August.

    Wild card entries

    Below are the lists of the wild card awardees entering in the main draws.

    Mixed doubles wild card entries

    1. Irina Falconi / Steve Johnson
    2. Christina Fusano / David Martin
    3. Raquel Kops-Jones / Rajeev Ram
    4. Melanie Oudin / Jack Sock (Champions)
    5. Abigail Spears / Travis Parrott
    6. Taylor Townsend / Donald Young
    7. Coco Vandeweghe / Eric Butorac
    8. Mashona Washington / Michael Russell


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