2014 US Open (tennis)

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2014 US Open
Date August 25 – September 8
Edition 134th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Draw 128S/64D/32X
Prize money $38,251,760
Surface Hard
Location New York City, New York, United States
Venue USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Attendance 713,642
Champions
Men's Singles
Croatia Marin Čilić
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
Russia Ekaterina Makarova / Russia Elena Vesnina
Mixed Doubles
India Sania Mirza / Brazil Bruno Soares
Boys' Singles
Australia Omar Jasika
Girls' Singles
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Boys' Doubles
Australia Omar Jasika / Japan Naoki Nakagawa
Girls' Doubles
Turkey İpek Soylu / Switzerland Jil Teichmann
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Japan Yui Kamiji
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United Kingdom Andrew Lapthorne
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stéphane Houdet / Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Japan Yui Kamiji / United Kingdom Jordanne Whiley
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United States Nick Taylor / United States David Wagner
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The 2014 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 134th 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.

Rafael Nadal was the defending champion in the men's event; however, on 18 August, the Spaniard announced his withdrawal from the event after failing to recover from a wrist injury, while Serena Williams is the two-time defending champion in the women's event.

In the men's singles competition, Marin Čilić won his maiden grand slam title;[1] however, Serena Williams won her Open era record tying sixth title in the women's singles competition tying Chris Evert, and it was her eighteenth grand slam title tying Evert and Martina Navratilova.[2] Winning the men's doubles, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan became the most victorious doubles team in Open era history at the tournament, and this was the team's 100th title together and sixteenth grand slam title tying Todd Woodbridge for the Open era record.[3] Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won women's doubles competition title, becoming two-time grand slam champions with their victory at the 2013 French Open.[4] The winning mixed doubles team was Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares, and for Mirza it was her third mixed doubles grand slam title in her career and Soares' second grand slam title for his career.[5] It was Soares' second US Open title in mixed doubles, and it was the first for Mirza.

Tournament[edit]

Arthur Ashe Stadium where the Finals of US Open take place

The 2014 US Open was the 134th edition of the tournament and it is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park of Queens in New York City, New York, United States.

The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2014 ATP World Tour and the 2014 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 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 is taking place over a series of 17 courts with DecoTurf surface, including the three main showcourts, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand.

Notable events[edit]

  • In winning the men's doubles, Bob and Mike Bryan reached a number of major milestones:[6]
    • It was their 100th ATP World Tour title as a team.
    • This was their fifth US Open title, taking them past Bob Lutz and Stan Smith for the most in the Open era, and drawing them level with 1880s players Richard Sears and James Dwight for the most overall.
    • They also extended their own records for most Grand Slam titles as a team (16) and most consecutive seasons with at least one Grand Slam title (10).

Broadcast[edit]

The tournament was scheduled to be broadcast in more than 200 countries around the world. In the United States the tournament was broadcast live on CBS, ESPN, and Tennis Channel. CBS ended its 47-year tenure as the broadcast home of the Open. Beginning in 2015, ESPN will have the exclusive television rights to all USTA events, including the Open and the US Open Series.

In 2014, live coverage emanated from seven courts, including Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and the Grandstand, as well as Court 5, Court 11, Court 13, and Court 17.

Point and prize money distribution[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

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

Senior[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles[7] 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles[7] 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's Singles[8] 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's Doubles[8] 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize money[edit]

The US Open total prize money for 2014 was increased by 11.7 percent to a record $38,251,760, which potentially could reach over 40 million dollars, as the top three finishers in the Emirates Airline US Open Series may earn up to an additional $2.6 million in bonus money at the US Open.

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles $3,000,000 $1,450,000 $730,000 $370,250 $187,300 $105,090 $60,420 $35,754 $13,351 $8,781 $4,551
Doubles * $520,000 $250,000 $124,450 $62,060 $32,163 $20,063 $13,375 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * $150,000 $70,000 $30,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

* per team

Bonus prize money[edit]

Top three players in the 2014 US Open Series received bonus prize money, depending on where they finish in the 2014 US Open, according to money schedule below.[9]

2014 Emirates Airline US Open Series Finish 2014 US Open Finish Awardees
W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
1st Place $1,000,000 $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $70,000 $40,000 $25,000 $15,000 Canada Milos Raonic $70,000
United States Serena Williams $1,000,000
2nd Place $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $35,000 $20,000 $12,500 $7,500 United States John Isner $20,000
Germany Angelique Kerber $20,000
3rd Place $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $31,250 $17,500 $10,000 $6,250 $3,750 Switzerland Roger Federer $62,500
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska $6,250

Singles players[edit]

2014 US Open – Men's Singles

2014 US Open – Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Events[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

• It was Čilić's 1st career Grand Slam singles title.

Women's Singles[edit]

• It was Williams' 18th career Grand Slam singles title and her 6th at the US Open.

Men's Doubles[edit]

• It was Bob and Mike's 16th career Grand Slam doubles title and their 5th at the US Open.

Women's Doubles[edit]

• It was Makarova's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st at the US Open.
• It was Vesnina's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st at the US Open.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

• It was Mirza's 3rd career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and her 1st at the US Open.
• It was Soares' 2nd career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 2nd at the US Open.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Singles[edit]

Wheelchair Women's Singles[edit]

Wheelchair Quad Singles[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair Women's Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair Quad Doubles[edit]

Singles seeds[edit]

Seedings are based on rankings as of August 18, 2014. Rankings and points before are as of August 25, 2014.

Men's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points Before
Points defending
Points won Points After Status
1
1
Serbia Novak Djokovic
12,770
1,200
720
12,290
Semifinals lost to Japan Kei Nishikori [10]
2
3
Switzerland Roger Federer
7,490
180
720
8,030
Semifinals lost to Croatia Marin Čilić [14]
3
4
Switzerland Stan Wawrinka
5,985
720
360
5,625
Quarterfinals lost to Japan Kei Nishikori [10]
4
5
Spain David Ferrer
4,765
360
90
4,495
Third round lost to France Gilles Simon [26]
5
6
Canada Milos Raonic
4,225
180
180
4,225
Fourth round lost to Japan Kei Nishikori [10]
6
7
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
4,060
180
360
4,240
Quarterfinals lost to Croatia Marin Čilić [14]
7
8
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov
3,540
10
180
3,710
Fourth round lost to France Gaël Monfils [20]
8
9
United Kingdom Andy Murray
3,150
360
360
3,150
Quarterfinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
9
10
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2,920
0
180
3,100
Fourth round lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [8]
10
11
Japan Kei Nishikori
2,680
10
1,200
3,870
Runner-up to Croatia Marin Čilić [14]
11
12
Latvia Ernests Gulbis
2,580
10
45
2,615
Second round lost to Austria Dominic Thiem
12
14
France Richard Gasquet
2,360
720
90
1,730
Third round lost to France Gaël Monfils [20]
13
15
United States John Isner
1,925
90
90
1,925
Third round lost to Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber [22]
14
16
Croatia Marin Čilić
1,845
0
2,000
3,845
Winner against Japan Kei Nishikori [10]
15
17
Italy Fabio Fognini
1,835
10
45
1,870
Second round lost to France Adrian Mannarino
16
18
Spain Tommy Robredo
1,825
360
180
1,645
Fourth round lost to Switzerland Stan Wawrinka [3]
17
19
Spain Roberto Bautista Agut
1,800
45
180
1,935
Fourth round lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
18
20
South Africa Kevin Anderson
1,795
45
90
1,840
Third round lost to Croatia Marin Čilić [14]
19
21
Spain Feliciano López
1,770
90
90
1,770
Third round lost to Austria Dominic Thiem
20
24
France Gaël Monfils
1,530
45
360
1,845
Quarterfinals lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
21
23
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
1,540
360
10
1,190
First round lost to Australia Nick Kyrgios
22
25
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
1,505
180
180
1,505
Fourth round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
23
26
Argentina Leonardo Mayer
1,354
45
90
1,399
Third round lost to Japan Kei Nishikori [10]
24
28
France Julien Benneteau
1,285
90
10
1,205
First round lost to France Benoît Paire
25
30
Croatia Ivo Karlović
1,220
70
45
1,195
Second round lost to Spain Marcel Granollers
26
31
France Gilles Simon
1,180
0
180
1,360
Fourth Round lost to Croatia Marin Čilić [14]
27
32
Colombia Santiago Giraldo
1,180
10
10
1,180
First round lost to Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili
28
33
Spain Guillermo García-López
1,168
10
45
1,203
Second round lost to United States Sam Querrey
29
27
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
1,290
10
10
1,290
First round lost to Croatia Borna Ćorić [Q]
30
36
France Jérémy Chardy
1,105
45
45
1,105
Second round lost to Slovenia Blaž Kavčič
31
37
Spain Fernando Verdasco
1,100
10
45
1,135
Second round lost to Russia Andrey Kuznetsov
32
38
Portugal João Sousa
1,077
90
45
1,032
Second round lost to Belgium David Goffin

Withdrawn players[edit]

Rank Player Points Before
Points defending
Points won Points After Withdrawal reason
2
Spain Rafael Nadal
10,670
2,000
0
8,670
Wrist injury[10]
13
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
2,410
45
0
2,365
Wrist injury
22
Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov
1,580
45
0
1,535
Knee injury
29
Spain Nicolás Almagro
1,250
10
0
1,240
Foot injury[11]
35
Germany Tommy Haas
1,115
90
0
1,025
Shoulder injury

Women's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points Before
Points defending
Points won Points After Status
1
1
United States Serena Williams
9,430
2,000
2,000
9,430
Winner against Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [10]
2
2
Romania Simona Halep
6,310
280
130
6,160
Third round lost to Croatia Mirjana Lučić-Baroni [Q]
3
4
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
5,956
160
130
5,926
Third round lost to Serbia Aleksandra Krunić [Q]
4
5
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
5,590
280
70
5,380
Second round lost to China Peng Shuai
5
6
Russia Maria Sharapova
5,335
0
240
5,575
Fourth round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [10]
6
7
Germany Angelique Kerber
4,550
280
130
4,400
Third round lost to Switzerland Belinda Bencic
7
8
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
4,405
100
240
4,545
Fourth round lost to Russia Ekaterina Makarova [17]
8
9
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
4,065
280
70
3,855
Second round lost to Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
9
10
Serbia Jelena Janković
3,695
280
240
3,655
Fourth round lost to Switzerland Belinda Bencic
10
11
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
3,165
160
1,300
4,305
Runner-up to United States Serena Williams [1]
11
12
Italy Flavia Pennetta
3,121
900
430
2,651
Quarterfinals lost to United States Serena Williams [1]
12
13
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
3,002
5
10
3,007
First round lost to United States Catherine Bellis [WC]
13
14
Italy Sara Errani
2,885
100
430
3,215
Quarterfinals lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [10]
14
15
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
2,825
100
240
2,965
Fourth round lost to China Peng Shuai
15
16
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
2,790
500
130
2,420
Third round lost to Estonia Kaia Kanepi
16
17
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
2,783
1,400
430
1,813
Quarterfinals lost to Russia Ekaterina Makarova [17]
17
18
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
2,565
500
780
2,845
Semifinals lost to United States Serena Williams [1]
18
19
Germany Andrea Petkovic
2,400
5
130
2,525
Third round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [10]
19
20
United States Venus Williams
2,340
100
130
2,370
Third round lost to Italy Sara Errani [13]
20
22
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
2,010
160
10
1,860
First round lost to New Zealand Marina Erakovic
21
24
United States Sloane Stephens
1,900
280
70
1,690
Second round lost to Sweden Johanna Larsson
22
23
France Alizé Cornet
1,930
160
130
1,900
Third round lost to Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová [14]
23
25
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
1,865
160
70
1,775
Second round lost to United States Nicole Gibbs [WC]
24
21
Australia Samantha Stosur
2,045
5
70
2,110
Second round lost to Estonia Kaia Kanepi
25
26
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
1,793
0
10
1,803
First round lost to Croatia Mirjana Lučić-Baroni [Q]
26
27
Germany Sabine Lisicki
1,576
160
130
1,546
Third round lost to Russia Maria Sharapova [5]
27
28
United States Madison Keys
1,605
5
70
1,670
Second round lost to Serbia Aleksandra Krunić [Q]
28
30
Italy Roberta Vinci
1,492
500
130
1,122
Third round lost to China Peng Shuai
29
32
Australia Casey Dellacqua
1,441
(60)
240
1,621
Fourth round lost to Italy Flavia Pennetta [11]
30
29
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
1,501
(30)
130
1,601
Third round lost to Canada Eugenie Bouchard [7]
31
33
Japan Kurumi Nara
1,412
220
70
1,262
Second round lost to Switzerland Belinda Bencic
32
34
China Zhang Shuai
1,412
(60)
10
1,362
First round lost to Germany Mona Barthel

Withdrawn players[edit]

Rank Player Points Before
Points defending
Points won Points After Withdrawal reason
3
China Li Na
6,170
900
0
5,270
Knee injury[12]