|Category Grand Slam (ITF)|
Location New York City, USA
|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.
- 2011 us open a look back at the womens tournament
- 2011 us open press conferences rafael nadal finals
- Point distribution
- Prize money
- Singles players
- Players of the Day
- Day 1 29 August
- Day 2 30 August
- Day 3 31 August
- Day 4 1 September
- Day 5 2 September
- Day 6 3 September
- Day 7 4 September
- Day 8 5 September
- Day 9 6 September
- Day 10 7 September
- Day 11 8 September
- Day 12 9 September
- Day 13 10 September
- Day 14 11 September
- Day 15 12 September
- Mens singles
- Womens singles
- Mens doubles
- Womens doubles
- Mixed doubles
- Boys Singles
- Girls Singles
- Boys Doubles
- Girls Doubles
- Wheelchair Mens Singles
- Wheelchair Womens Singles
- Wheelchair Quad Singles
- Wheelchair Mens Doubles
- Wheelchair Womens Doubles
- Wheelchair Quad Doubles
- Singles seeds
- Wild card entries
- Mixed doubles wild card entries
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.
2011 us open press conferences rafael nadal finals
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.
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.
Player(s) of the Day
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.
Day 2 (30 August)
Day 3 (31 August)
Day 4 (1 September)
Day 5 (2 September)
Day 6 (3 September)
Day 7 (4 September)
Day 8 (5 September)
Day 9 (6 September)
All the matches that should have been played this day were postponed due to the continued rain.
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.
Day 11 (8 September)
Day 12 (9 September)
Day 13 (10 September)
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.
Day 15 (12 September)
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal, 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
Samantha Stosur defeated Serena Williams, 6–2, 6–3
Jürgen Melzer / Philipp Petzschner defeated Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski, 6–2, 6–2
Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond defeated Vania King / Yaroslava Shvedova, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)
Melanie Oudin / Jack Sock defeated Gisela Dulko / Eduardo Schwank, 7–6(7–4), 4–6, [10–8]
Oliver Golding defeated Jiří Veselý, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Grace Min defeated Caroline Garcia, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Robin Kern / Julian Lenz defeated Maxim Dubarenco / Vladyslav Manafov, 7–5, 6–4
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
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Esther Vergeer defeated Aniek van Koot, 6–2, 6–1
Wheelchair Quad Singles
David Wagner defeated Peter Norfolk, 7–5, 3–1 retired
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
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
- Irina Falconi / Steve Johnson
- Christina Fusano / David Martin
- Raquel Kops-Jones / Rajeev Ram
- Melanie Oudin / Jack Sock (Champions)
- Abigail Spears / Travis Parrott
- Taylor Townsend / Donald Young
- Coco Vandeweghe / Eric Butorac
- Mashona Washington / Michael Russell