2011 US Open Series

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The eighth edition of the US Open Series (known as Olympus US Open Series for sponsorships reasons), includes ten hard court tournaments that start on July 18, 2011 in Atlanta and will end in Winston-Salem for the men and in New Haven for the women on August 28, 2011. This edition has scheduled five separate men's tournaments, four women's tournaments, and the Western & Southern Open that will host both a men's and women's event. The series includes two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and two WTA Premier 5 events to headline the series.

Point distribution for series events[edit]

To be included in the standings and subsequently the bonus prize money, a player has to have countable results from two different tournaments. Players finishing in the top three in the series can earn up to $1 million in extra prize money at the US Open. Roger Federer received the largest US Open pay day of $2.4 million in 2007 after capturing the title in both the US Open Series and the US Open championship.

Round ATP Masters Series 1000
WTA Premier 5 Series
ATP World Tour 500/250
WTA Premier Series
Champion 100 70
Finalist 70 45
Semifinalist 45 25
Quarterfinalist 25 15
Round of 16 15 0

US Open Series standings[edit]

The standings below include all players who have received points from at least two tournaments in the US Open Series.

ATP[edit]

Rank Nation Player Tours 1 Titles Points
1  USA Mardy Fish 4 1 230
2  SRB Novak Djokovic 2 1 170
3  USA John Isner 3 1 140
4  FRA Gaël Monfils 3 - 95
5  LAT Ernests Gulbis 2 1 85
=  CZE Radek Štěpánek 2 1 85
7  CZE Tomáš Berdych 2 - 70
8  SRB Janko Tipsarević 2 - 60
9  USA Ryan Harrison 2 - 50
10  ESP Nicolás Almagro 2 - 40
=   SUI Roger Federer 2 - 40
12  RSA Kevin Anderson 2 - 30
=  TPE Yen-Hsun Lu 2 - 30
=  SRB Viktor Troicki 2 - 30
  • as of August 16, 2011

Notes[edit]

WTA[edit]

Rank Nation Player Tours 1 Titles Points
1  USA Serena Williams 2 2 (1st, 2nd) 170
2  POL Agnieszka Radwańska 3 1 130
=  RUS Maria Sharapova 3 1 130
4  RUS Vera Zvonareva 3 - 105
5  GER Andrea Petković 3 - 95
=  AUS Samantha Stosur 2 - 95
7  FRA Marion Bartoli 3 - 75
8  CHN Li Na 3 - 55
=  ITA Francesca Schiavone 3 - 55
10  SVK Daniela Hantuchová 2 - 40
=  SRB Ana Ivanovic 2 - 40
=  GER Sabine Lisicki 2 - 40
=  CHN Peng Shuai 2 - 40
14  CZE Petra Kvitová 2 - 30
=  USA Christina McHale 2 - 30
  • as of August 16, 2011

Notes[edit]

  • 1 – Tours – Number of tournaments in US Open Series in which a player has reached the quarterfinals or better, in Premier events; or the Round of 16 or better in Premier 5 events.

2011 schedule[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Event
ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier 5
ATP World Tour 500 and WTA Premier
ATP World Tour 250
Week Date Men's Events Women's Events
1 July 18–24 Atlanta
Atlanta Tennis Championships
2011 Champion: United States Mardy Fish
No Series Event Held This Week
2 July 25–31 Los Angeles
Farmers Classic presented by Mercedes-Benz
2011 Champion: Latvia Ernests Gulbis
Stanford
Bank of the West Classic
2011 Champion: United States Serena Williams
3 Aug 1–7 Washington, D.C.
Legg Mason Tennis Classic Presented by Geico
2011 Champion: Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
San Diego
Mercury Insurance Open
2011 Champion: Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
4 Aug 8–14 Montreal
Rogers Cup Presented by National Bank
2011 Champion: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Toronto
Rogers Cup
2011 Champion: United States Serena Williams
5 Aug 15–21 Cincinnati
Western & Southern Open
2011 Champion: United Kingdom Andy Murray
Cincinnati
Western & Southern Open
2011 Champion: Russia Maria Sharapova
6 Aug 21–28 Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem Open
2011 Champion: United States John Isner
New Haven
New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara
2011 Champion: Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
7–8 Aug 29 – Sep 11 New York
US Open
2011 Champion: Serbia Novak Djokovic
New York
US Open
2011 Champion: Australia Samantha Stosur

Week 1[edit]

ATP – Atlanta Tennis Championships[edit]

Defending champion, Mardy Fish, last year's finalist, John Isner, and 2010 semifinalist, Kevin Anderson, headlined the event. Isner was nearly the first big upset of the tournament, needing nearly three hours to defeat fellow American James Blake in the second round. Nineteen-year-old Ryan Harrison reached his first ATP Tour semifinal, but ultimately fell to Fish who defeated Isner in a rematch of last year's final.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  United States Mardy Fish 6 6  
8  India Somdev Devvarman 4 3  
  1  United States Mardy Fish 6 6  
   United States Ryan Harrison 2 4  
   United States Ryan Harrison 4 6 7
  Q  United States Rajeev Ram 6 1 65  
    1  United States Mardy Fish 3 7 6
  3  United States John Isner 6 66 2
     Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun 1 2  
3  United States John Isner 6 6  
3  United States John Isner 7 63 6
   Luxembourg Gilles Müller 5 7 1  
   Luxembourg Gilles Müller 7 7
  2  South Africa Kevin Anderson 63 63  

Week 2[edit]

ATP – Farmers Classic[edit]

Main article: 2011 Farmers Classic

Atlanta champion, Mardy Fish, and 2009 US Open champion, Juan Martín del Potro, headlined the event. Despite being unseeded, Lu Yen-hsun and Ryan Harrison brought their good form from Atlanta to achieve consecutive quarterfinal appearances in the Series. Fish also continued on with his good form, extending his winning streak to seven matches. He was joined by three unseeded players in the semifinals, including Ernests Gulbis, who went on to upset Fish in the final.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  United States Mardy Fish 6 6  
8  Russia Igor Kunitsyn 2 4  
  1  United States Mardy Fish 6 4 7  
  SE  United States Ryan Harrison 0 6 63  
 Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun 6 3 4
  SE  United States Ryan Harrison 3 6 6  
    1  United States Mardy Fish 7 4 4
   Latvia Ernests Gulbis 5 6 6
   United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 1 6 6  
4  Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 6 4 1  
 United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 2 64
   Latvia Ernests Gulbis 6 7  
 Latvia Ernests Gulbis 6 6
  2  Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 2 4  

WTA – Bank of the West Classic[edit]

Defending champion, Victoria Azarenka, last year's finalist, Maria Sharapova, and 13-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams, headlined the event. Playing her first tournament on American soil since 2009, Williams showed excellent form, serving bagels in her opening round match, and followed that win by upsetting Sharapova in the quarterfinals. With Azarenka's exit in the second round, Marion Bartoli took advantage of the open draw and advanced to the final. In only her third tournament of the year, Williams defeated Bartoli to take the title.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  Q  New Zealand Marina Erakovic 1 1  
8/WC  Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 6 6  
  8/WC  Slovakia Dominika Cibulková  
  3  France Marion Bartoli w/o  
3  France Marion Bartoli 6
   Japan Ayumi Morita 1 r  
    3  France Marion Bartoli 5 1
   United States Serena Williams 7 6
  5  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 64 6 2  
 Germany Sabine Lisicki 7 2 6  
 Germany Sabine Lisicki 1 2
   United States Serena Williams 6 6  
 United States Serena Williams 6 6
  2  Russia Maria Sharapova 1 3  

Week 3[edit]

ATP – Legg Mason Tennis Classic[edit]

Gaël Monfils and defending champion, David Nalbandian, headlined the event. Atlanta champion, Mardy Fish, who also reached the final of the Farmers Classic, was forced to withdraw from the tournament, citing a bruised right heel. Serbian duo, Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarević, who were expected to reach the quarterfinals because of their seedings, joined the lower-ranked American duo, John Isner and Donald Young, in the final eight. Radek Štěpánek took advantage of Fish's withdrawal from the tournament and advanced to the final, where he took out top seed Monfils for his fifth title of his career.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1/WC  France Gaël Monfils 6 6  
6  Serbia Janko Tipsarević 4 4  
  1/WC  France Gaël Monfils 6 3 7  
  11  United States John Isner 4 6 66  
3  Serbia Viktor Troicki 65 6 1
  11  United States John Isner 7 3 6  
    1/WC  France Gaël Monfils 4 4
   Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 6 6
  7  Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 3 64  
 United States Donald Young 6 7  
 United States Donald Young 3 3
   Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 6 6  
5/WC  Spain Fernando Verdasco 4 4
   Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 6 6  

WTA – Mercury Insurance Open[edit]

Vera Zvonareva, Andrea Petkovic, and former world number one, Ana Ivanovic, headlined the event. Sloane Stephens' upset over Julia Görges resulted in the American wildcard being the only unseeded player in the final eight, while Ivanovic's upset over Peng Shuai spoiled a semifinal lineup of the top four seeds. Despite sustaining a shoulder injury earlier in the tournament, Agnieszka Radwańska was able to reach the final for the second consecutive year and defeat top-seed, Zvonareva, for the title.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Russia Vera Zvonareva 6 3 6  
12  Germany Sabine Lisicki 3 6 4  
  1  Russia Vera Zvonareva 5 6 6  
  5  Serbia Ana Ivanovic 7 4 4  
4  China Peng Shuai 4 2
  5  Serbia Ana Ivanovic 6 6  
    1  Russia Vera Zvonareva 3 4
  3  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6 6
  8  Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 6 4 4  
3  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 0 6 6  
3  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 4 6 6
  2  Germany Andrea Petković 6 0 4  
WC  United States Sloane Stephens 2 1
  2  Germany Andrea Petković 6 6  

Week 4[edit]

ATP – Rogers Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011 Rogers Cup

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and two-time defending champion, Andy Murray, headlined the event. Murray and Nadal suffered the first upsets of the tournament, with Murray losing badly to South Africa's Kevin Anderson and Nadal falling to Ivan Dodig after the Croat pulled off a comeback win. Federer followed suit, losing in the third round to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the second consecutive time in the third round, while Djokovic improved on his win and loss record of the year to 52-1. Atlanta champion and Washington runner-up, Mardy Fish, continued on with his good form on the Series advancing to his third consecutive final. In the final, Djokovic won his 53rd match of the year, defeating Fish 6-4 in the third set.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Third Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
1  Serbia Novak Djokovic 7 6  
 Croatia Marin Čilić 5 2     1  Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 6  
12  Serbia Viktor Troicki 6 60 65   5  France Gaël Monfils 2 1  
5  France Gaël Monfils 3 7 7       1  Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 3  
3  Switzerland Roger Federer 63 6 1       13  France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4 0 r  
13  France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7 4 6     13  France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6 6
10  France Richard Gasquet 65 3   8  Spain Nicolás Almagro 4 4  
8  Spain Nicolás Almagro 7 6       1  Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 3 6
6  United States Mardy Fish 4 6 6       6  United States Mardy Fish 2 6 4
WC  Latvia Ernests Gulbis 6 3 4     6  United States Mardy Fish 6 68 6  
14  Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 6 4 6   14  Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 3 7 0  
 South Africa Kevin Anderson 4 6 4       6  United States Mardy Fish 6 6
7  Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6 77        Serbia Janko Tipsarević 3 4  
   Croatia Ivo Karlović 3 62     7  Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 4 4
 Serbia Janko Tipsarević 6 6    Serbia Janko Tipsarević 6 6  
 Croatia Ivan Dodig 1 4  

WTA – Rogers Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011 Rogers Cup

The top 20, including Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters, and Maria Sharapova, along with Stanford champion, Serena Williams, headlined the event. Despite a long lay-off due to a foot injury, Clijsters was once again forced to retire from her opening round match citing an abdominal injury. The tournament suffered the loss of another headliner early on as defending champion, Wozniacki, was knocked out in the second round. The third round brought about more upsets, as the number three seed, Vera Zvonareva, and Sharapova lost to Agnieszka Radwańska and Galina Voskoboeva, respectively. Despite losing only six games en route to the semifinals, fourth seed, Victoria Azarenka, lost in straight sets to Stanford champion, Williams, who extended her win streak to ten matches. Williams won her second tournament of the Series, defeating Samantha Stosur in the final.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Third Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
 Italy Roberta Vinci 77 6  
   Serbia Ana Ivanovic 63 2      Italy Roberta Vinci 4 1  
10  Australia Samantha Stosur 6 6   10  Australia Samantha Stosur 6 6  
6  China Li Na 2 4       10  Australia Samantha Stosur 6 5 6  
3  Russia Vera Zvonareva 4 64       13  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 2 7 2  
13  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6 7     13  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6 6
11  Germany Andrea Petkovic 6 6   11  Germany Andrea Petkovic 4 3  
7  Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 1 2       10  Australia Samantha Stosur 4 2
5  Russia Maria Sharapova 3 5        United States Serena Williams 6 6
Q  Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva 6 7     Q  Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva 1 2  
Q  Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 1 2   4  Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6 6  
4  Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6 6       4  Belarus Victoria Azarenka 3 3
8  Italy Francesca Schiavone 3 3        United States Serena Williams 6 6  
   Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 6 6      Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 6 3 2
 United States Serena Williams 4 6 6    United States Serena Williams 4 6 6  
Q  China Zheng Jie 6 3 3  

Week 5[edit]

ATP – Western & Southern Open[edit]

Montreal champion, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, defending champion, Roger Federer, and Atlanta champion, Mardy Fish, headlined the event. The top eight seeds cruised to the quarterfinals with exception to fifth-seeded, David Ferrer, who lost his third round match to Gilles Simon. The quarterfinals brought a pair of upsets as former world number ones, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, bowed out to Fish and Tomáš Berdych, respectively. Neither player could follow up the win, and instead, Andy Murray handed Djokovic his second loss of the year after the world number one was forced to retire from the championship match.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Third Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
1  SerbiaNovak Djokovic 6 6  
Q  Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 3 3     1  Serbia Novak Djokovic 3 6 6  
 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 2 2   6  France Gaël Monfils 6 4 3  
6  France Gaël Monfils 6 6       1  Serbia Novak Djokovic 7  
3  Switzerland Roger Federer 6 6       8  Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 5 r  
WC  United States James Blake 4 1     3  Switzerland Roger Federer 2 63
9  Spain Nicolás Almagro 2 2   8  Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6 7  
8  Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6 6       1  Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 0r
5  Spain David Ferrer 4 77 4       4  United Kingdom Andy Murray 6 3
10  France Gilles Simon 6 63 6     10  France Gilles Simon 3 3  
Q  United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 2 5   4  United Kingdom Andy Murray 6 6  
4  United Kingdom Andy Murray 6 7       4  United Kingdom Andy Murray 6 710
7  United States Mardy Fish 7 7       7  United States Mardy Fish 3 68  
12  France Richard Gasquet 5 5     7  United States Mardy Fish 6 6
 Spain Fernando Verdasco 65 77 69   2  Spain Rafael Nadal 3 4  
2  Spain Rafael Nadal 77 64 711  

WTA - Western & Southern Open[edit]

Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Maria Sharapova, and Stanford and Toronto champion, Serena Williams, headlined the event. Wozniacki lost her opening match for the second tournament in a row, losing to American wildcard, Christina McHale, while Williams was forced to withdraw from the tournament, citing a toe injury. Russians, Zvonareva and Sharapova, advanced to the semifinals without dropping a set, joining lower-seeded players, Andrea Petković and Jelena Janković in the final four. In a battle of former world number ones, Sharapova defeated Janković in a three-set thriller.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Third Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
WC  United States Christina McHale 3 3  
   Russia Nadia Petrova 6 6      Russia Nadia Petrova 5 1  
9  Germany Andrea Petković 6 6   9  Germany Andrea Petković 7 6  
6  Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 3 3       9  Germany Andrea Petković 64 1  
 Israel Shahar Pe'er 3 2       13  Serbia Jelena Janković 7 6  
16  China Shuai Peng 6 6     16  China Shuai Peng
13  Serbia Jelena Janković 6 5 6   13  Serbia Jelena Janković w/o  
7  Italy Francesca Schiavone 3 7 4       13  Serbia Jelena Janković 6 63 3
5  China Li Na 4 6 4       4/WC  Russia Maria Sharapova 4 7 6
10  Australia Samantha Stosur 6 3 6     10  Australia Samantha Stosur 3 2  
14  Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 2 3   4/WC  Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6  
4/WC  Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6       4/WC  Russia Maria Sharapova 2 6 6
8  France Marion Bartoli 3 7 3       2  Russia Vera Zvonareva 6 3 3  
   Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 6 5 6      Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 3 66
Q  Croatia Petra Martić 2 2   2  Russia Vera Zvonareva 6 78  
2  Russia Vera Zvonareva 6 6  

Week 6[edit]

ATP - Winston-Salem Open[edit]

Former world number one, Andy Roddick, and fellow American, John Isner, headlined the event. Where the top half of the draw held to seeds through to the semifinals, the bottom half of the draw saw qualifier, Julien Benneteau, advance to the final. Isner defeated Benneteau to secure a third-place finish in the Series.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1/WC  United States Andy Roddick 6 6    
7  Argentina Juan Mónaco 1 4    
  1/WC  United States Andy Roddick 67 4    
  4  United States John Isner 79 6    
4  United States John Isner 1 6 6
  8  Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 6 3 4  
    4  United States John Isner 4 6 6
  Q  France Julien Benneteau 6 3 4
  10  Netherlands Robin Haase 6 6    
3  Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov 4 4    
10  Netherlands Robin Haase 6 67 66
  Q  France Julien Benneteau 3 79 78  
9  Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky 6 69 2
  Q  France Julien Benneteau 3 711 6  

WTA - New Haven Open at Yale[edit]

Three-time defending champion, Caroline Wozniacki, and French Open finalists, Li Na and Francesca Schiavone, headlined the event. Agnieszka Radwańska had the chance to win the Series if she advanced to the final, but lost to Petra Cetkovská in the second round. Cetkovská's run of good form continued on to the final where she faced world number one, Wozniacki. Wozniacki defeated Cetkovská for a fourth consecutive title in New Haven.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 7 6  
WC  United States Christina McHale 5 3  
  1  Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 77 6  
  3  Italy Francesca Schiavone 62 3  
3  Italy Francesca Schiavone
   Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues w / o  
    1  Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6 6
  Q  Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 4 1
  Q  Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 7 7  
4/WC  France Marion Bartoli 5 5  
Q  Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 6 5 711
  2/WC  China Li Na 2 7 69  
8  Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 4 6 2
  2/WC  China Li Na 6 3 6  

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