At Flushing Meadows, the curtain should fall on Serena Williams’ incredible run, in the last tournament of her professional life, in front of her loving crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she will seek her 24th Grand Slam.
The Novak Djokovic vaccine affair, which for weeks has been turning his fans on against his haters. And then the return of the big stars to the American stage. For these reasons, the US Open 2022 is probably one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year.
Richard Sears, William Larned and Bill Tilden hold the record for most men’s singles titles won (7). In women’s singles, Molla Bjurstedt Mallory is the most successful tennis player with her 8 titles (absolute record in men’s and women’s singles).
Richard Sears has won the most consecutive men’s singles (7), while Molla Bjurstedt Mallory, Helen Jacobs and Chris Evert have won the most consecutive women’s singles (4). Sears also holds the record for most men’s doubles titles won (6), along with countryman James Dwight.
Sears and Dwight also hold the record for most consecutive men’s doubles titles won (6). In women’s doubles, Margaret Osborne du Pont holds both the record for wins (13) and the record for consecutive wins (10). In mixed doubles, the most successful players among men are Bill Tilden, Bill Talbert, Owen Davidson and Bob Bryan, with 4 titles. The most successful woman in mixed doubles is duPont, with 9 titles.
Ken Rosewall is the oldest male singles winner (in 1970 at 35 years, 10 months and 11 days), while Molla Bjurstedt Mallory is the oldest female singles winner (in 1926 at 42 years and 5 months). At 5 hours and 26 minutes, the 1992 match between Stefan Edberg and Michael Chang is the longest in US Open history.
Jimmy Connors is the player who played the most games among men (115), while Chris Evert is the player who played the most games among women (113). In 2009, Kim Clijsters won the tournament as a wild card. Pete Sampras is the youngest men’s singles champion (1990, at 19 years and 28 days), while Tracy Austin is the youngest women’s singles champion in history (1979, at 16 years, 8 months and 28 days).
Bill Tilden is the player with the most overall wins among men (16, split as follows: 7 men’s singles, 5 men’s doubles, and 4 mixed doubles). DuPont is the tennis player with the most women’s wins overall and outright (25, thus divided: 3 women’s singles, 13 women’s doubles, 9 mixed doubles).