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
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 teams 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]

2014 US Open – Day-by-day summaries

Events[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Women's Singles[edit]

Men's Doubles[edit]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

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]

Withdrawn players[edit]

Women's Singles[edit]

Withdrawn players[edit]