The 2013 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 133rd edition of the US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and ran from August 26 to September 9.
Andy Murray and Serena Williams were the defending champions in the singles events. Williams successfully defended her title, but Murray was defeated in the quarterfinals by Stanislas Wawrinka. Rafael Nadal won the men's singles.
The 2013 US Open was the 133rd edition of the tournament and was held at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, United States.
The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2013 ATP World Tour and the 2013 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which was part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and after one-year break due to Paralympic Games in London singles, doubles and quad events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category.
The tournament was played on hard courts and took place over a series of 17 courts, including the three main showcourts, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand.In 2008–2012, due to inclement weather conditions, the tournament lasted 15 instead of the scheduled 14 days, ending on the third Monday. In 2013, the schedule was extended to 15 days, potentially giving the players one more day to prepare for the final match.Maria Sharapova, 2006 champion, ranked third in the world (formerly first), withdrew from the tournament due to a shoulder injury.In a second round match which pitted the 2001 and 2009 men's champions against each other, Lleyton Hewitt defeated Juan Martín del Potro in five grueling sets lasting over four hours; this marked the first time since he won the title in 2001 that Hewitt had defeated a top ten opponent at the US Open.By winning the first set in her fourth round loss to Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanovic won her first set against a top ten opponent at a Grand Slam since she won the 2008 French Open, ending a streak of 15 consecutive sets lost against a top ten seed.Serena Williams won 24 consecutive games from 1–1 in the second set against Sloane Stephens in the fourth round through to 1–0 in the second set against Li Na in the semi-finals, breaking her own record of 23 games at last year's US Open.For the second consecutive year, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka contested the women's final, marking the first time since 2001–2 in which two consecutive US Open finals were contested between the same two players.With Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal contesting the men's final, this marked the first time since the 2000 Australian Open in which both the men's and women's finals were contested between the top two.By winning the tournament, both Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams collected the biggest payday in tennis history of $3.6M ($2.6M for the championship and an added $1M bonus for winning the 2013 US Open Series). Also, with the win, Williams and Nadal have now won each Grand Slam together – the Australian Open (2009), the French Open (2013), Wimbledon (2010) and the US Open (2013). They are the first male-female pair in the entire history of tennis, not just in the Open Era, to win all four Grand Slams together By winning the US Open, Rafael Nadal became the first player since Andy Roddick in 2003 to capture the 3 major consecutive US hardcourt season titles, namely the Roger's Cup, Cincinnati Masters and US Open.
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.
The US Open total prize money for 2013 was increased by almost nine million dollars to tournament record $34,300,000.
In the 2013 season, the US Open prize money was the highest out of four grand slam tournaments, compared to $30m at the Australian Open, $29m at the French Open, and $34m at the Wimbledon Championships.
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Top three players in the 2013 US Open Series received bonus prize money, depending on where they finish in the 2013 US Open, according to money schedule below.
2013 US Open – Men's Singles2013 US Open – Women's SinglesSeeds out:Men's Singles: Kei Nishikori , Fernando Verdasco , Ernests Gulbis Women's Singles: Kirsten Flipkens , Magdaléna Rybáriková ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: Jerzy Janowicz , Nicolás Almagro , Grigor Dimitrov , Juan Mónaco Women's Singles: Samantha Stosur , Dominika Cibulková , Nadia Petrova , Klára Zakopalová ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: Fabio Fognini , Benoît Paire , Jürgen Melzer Men's Doubles: Max Mirnyi / Horia Tecău , František Čermák / Filip Polášek ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: Sam Querrey Women's Singles: Sara Errani , Sorana Cîrstea , Elena Vesnina , Mona Barthel Men's Doubles: Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski , David Marrero / Fernando Verdasco , Santiago González / Scott Lipsky ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: Juan Martín del Potro , Kevin Anderson Women's Singles: Sabine Lisicki , Jamie Hampton , Kaia Kanepi , Laura Robson , Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Mixed Doubles: Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Alexander Peya , Julia Görges / Rohan Bopanna ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: John Isner , Feliciano López , Dmitry Tursunov Women's Singles: Caroline Wozniacki , Petra Kvitová , Maria Kirilenko , Alizé Cornet , Svetlana Kuznetsova Men's Doubles: Julien Benneteau / Nenad Zimonjić Women's Doubles: Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears , Julia Görges / Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Mixed Doubles: Katarina Srebotnik / Nenad Zimonjić ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: Tommy Haas , Andreas Seppi , Julien Benneteau Women's Singles: Agnieszka Radwańska , Angelique Kerber , Jelena Janković , Sloane Stephens Men's Doubles: Rohan Bopanna / Édouard Roger-Vasselin , Michaël Llodra / Nicolas Mahut Women's Doubles: Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Květa Peschke , Liezel Huber / Nuria Llagostera Vives , Kristina Mladenovic / Galina Voskoboeva Mixed Doubles: Lisa Raymond / Jean-Julien Rojer ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: Roger Federer , Milos Raonic , Janko Tipsarević , Philipp Kohlschreiber Women's Singles: Simona Halep Men's Doubles: Marcel Granollers / Marc López , Colin Fleming / Jonathan Marray ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: Tomáš Berdych Women's Singles: Ana Ivanovic , Carla Suárez Navarro , Ekaterina Makarova Men's Doubles: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi / Jean-Julien Rojer Women's Doubles: Cara Black  / Marina Erakovic , Jelena Janković / Mirjana Lučić-Baroni , Anabel Medina Garrigues / Flavia Pennetta Mixed Doubles: Květa Peschke / Marcin Matkowski , Liezel Huber / Marcelo Melo ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: David Ferrer , Tommy Robredo Women's Singles: Roberta Vinci Men's Doubles: Treat Huey / Dominic Inglot Women's Doubles: Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina , Nadia Petrova / Katarina Srebotnik , Hsieh Su-wei / Peng Shuai , Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Lucie Šafářová Mixed Doubles: Anabel Medina Garrigues / Bruno Soares ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: Andy Murray , Mikhail Youzhny Men's Doubles: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan , Ivan Dodig / Marcelo Melo Women's Doubles: Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci , Sania Mirza / Zheng Jie ScheduleSeeds out:Women's Singles: Li Na ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: Richard Gasquet , Stanislas Wawrinka Women's Doubles: Ashleigh Barty  / Casey Dellacqua ScheduleSeeds out:Women's Singles: Victoria Azarenka Men's Doubles: Alexander Peya  / Bruno Soares ScheduleSeeds out:Men's Singles: Novak Djokovic Schedule Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1• This was Nadal's 13th career Grand Slam singles title and his 2nd at the US Open Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka, 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–1• This was Williams' 17th career Grand Slam singles title and her 5th at the US Open Leander Paes / Radek Štěpánek defeated Alexander Peya / Bruno Soares, 6–1, 6–3• This was Paes' 8th career Grand Slam doubles title and his 3rd at the US Open• This was Štěpánek's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and his 1st at the US Open Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie Hradecká defeated Ashleigh Barty / Casey Dellacqua, 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–4• This was Hlaváčková's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st at the US Open• This was Hradecká's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st at the US Open Andrea Hlaváčková / Max Mirnyi defeated Abigail Spears / Santiago González, 7–6(7–5), 6–3• This was Hlaváčková's 1st career Grand Slam mixed doubles title• This was Mirnyi's 4th career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 3rd at the US Open Borna Ćorić defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis, 3–6, 6–3, 6–1 Ana Konjuh defeated Tornado Alicia Black, 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6) Kamil Majchrzak / Martin Redlicki defeated Quentin Halys / Frederico Ferreira Silva, 6–3, 6–4 Barbora Krejčíková / Kateřina Siniaková defeated Belinda Bencic / Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6–3, 6–4 Stéphane Houdet defeated Shingo Kunieda, 6–2, 6–4 Aniek van Koot defeated Sabine Ellerbrock 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 Lucas Sithole defeated David Wagner, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4 Michael Jeremiasz / Maikel Scheffers defeated Gustavo Fernandez / Joachim Gérard, 6–0, 4–6, 6–3 Jiske Griffioen / Aniek van Koot defeated Sabine Ellerbrock / Yui Kamiji, 6–3, 6–4 David Wagner / Nick Taylor defeated Andrew Lapthorne / Lucas Sithole, 6–0, 2-6, 6–3
The following are the seeded players. Ranking and seeding are according to ATP and WTA rankings on August 19, 2013.
Below are the lists of the wild card awardees entering in the main draws.
- Kaitlyn Christian / Dennis Novikov
- Victoria Duval / Donald Young
- Martina Hingis / Mahesh Bhupathi
- Megan Moulton-Levy / Eric Butorac
- Melanie Oudin / Austin Krajicek
- Sabrina Santamaria / Jarmere Jenkins
- Yasmin Schnack / Eric Roberson
- Sloane Stephens / Jack Sock