2010 US Open (tennis)

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2010 US Open
2010 US Open (tennis) poster.jpg
Date August 30 – September 13
Edition 130th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Hardcourt
Location New York City, USA
Venue USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
United States Vania King / Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Mixed Doubles
United States Liezel Huber / United States Bob Bryan
Boys' Singles
United States Jack Sock
Girls' Singles
Russia Daria Gavrilova
Boys' Doubles
Peru Duilio Beretta / Ecuador Roberto Quiroz
Girls' Doubles
Hungary Tímea Babos / United States Sloane Stephens
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United States David Wagner
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Netherlands Maikel Scheffers / Netherlands Ronald Vink
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer / Netherlands Sharon Walraven
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United States Nick Taylor / United States David Wagner
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The 2010 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts, held from August 30 to September 13, 2010 in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City, United States.

The tournament was initially going to finish with Men's Singles final on September 12, but was postponed due to rain on the last day and just before the men's tournament final. In the previous two years the tournament was also postponed because of weather.

Juan Martín del Potro and Kim Clijsters were the defending champions. Del Potro, due to a wrist injury, opted not to defend his title. Clijsters successfully defended her title with a score of 6–2, 6–1 in the final against Vera Zvonareva.[1]

Notable stories[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Serena Williams' withdrawal[edit]

Vera Zvonareva reached her first US Open final by defeating top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals.

Three-time champion and World No. 1 Serena Williams officially announced her withdrawal from the US Open on 20 August due to foot surgery.[5] Her withdrawal also meant that she and older sister Venus could not pair up to defend the doubles title they won in 2009,[6] and allowed WTA No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki to be installed as the top seed for the tournament,[7] where she was defeated in the semi-finals by Vera Zvonareva. It was the first time since 2003 in which Serena Williams was forced to miss her national championships due to injury, the first Grand Slam tournament she missed through injury since Wimbledon in 2006, the first time since the 2007 Australian Open in which the women's World No. 1 missed a Grand Slam tournament and the first time in the WTA's 35-year rankings history that the World No. 1 missed the US Open.[8]

Other notable withdrawals included two-time champion Justine Henin, as well as men's defending champion Juan Martín del Potro, Tommy Haas, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Ivo Karlović and Mario Ančić. Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Kim Clijsters and John Isner had all been in doubt after suffering minor injuries during lead-up tournaments but all were cleared to play.[9]

Victoria Azarenka collapses[edit]

In a second round match played in 40-degree heat, Belarusian 10th seed Victoria Azarenka collapsed whilst trailing Gisela Dulko 1–5 in the first set. Azarenka was subsequently taken to hospital in a wheelchair where she was diagnosed with mild concussion and later released a statement saying that a mishap in the gym, and not the heat, caused her to collapse during the match.[10][11] Her second round retirement represented her worst ever performance at Flushing Meadows, having never previously fallen before the third round. It was also the second time she was forced to retire from a match at a Major, when she retired in near identical circumstances against Serena Williams at the 2009 Australian Open.

Spanish performance[edit]

The men's tournament was well known for the excellent performances of Spanish players.[12][13] Of the sixteen Spaniards that started in the 128-man draw, six of them reached the fourth round: Rafael Nadal, Fernando Verdasco, Tommy Robredo, David Ferrer, Feliciano López and Albert Montañés. There were two all-Spanish fourth round matches, guaranteeing two Spaniards in the quarter-finals: Nadal vs. López and Ferrer vs. Verdasco (the latter winning in a final set tiebreak). In a rematch of their 2009 Australian Open semi-final, Nadal defeated Verdasco in straight sets in the all-Spanish quarter-final,[14] and went on to become the first Spaniard since Manuel Orantes in 1975 to win the US Open.[15]

Singles players[edit]

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Player(s) of the Day[edit]

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Spain Rafael Nadal defeated Serbia Novak Djokovic, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2

  • It was Nadal's 6th title of the year and 42nd of his career. It was his 3rd slam of the year, first US Open, and 9th slam of his career.

Women's Singles[edit]

Belgium Kim Clijsters defeated Russia Vera Zvonareva, 6–2, 6–1

• It was Clijsters' 4th title of the year and 39th of her career. It was her 3rd career Grand Slam singles title and her 3rd and last at the US Open.

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan defeated India Rohan Bopanna / Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4).

  • It was the Bryan's ninth grand slam men's doubles title for their careers, and the third US Open crown along with 2005 and 2008. This was Bob's 65th title of his career and the 67th title of Mike's career.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Vania King / Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova defeated United States Liezel Huber / Russia Nadia Petrova, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

  • This was the pair of King and Shvedova second women's grand slam doubles title of the year and of their careers to go along with the 2010 Wimbledon crown. This was King's eleventh women's doubles title of her career and Shvedova's third career women's doubles victory.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United States Liezel Huber / United States Bob Bryan defeated Czech Republic Květa Peschke / Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, 6–4, 6–4.

  • This victory was the second joint title in a grand slam tournament for the pair of Huber and Bryan, which they won the 2009 French Open together. This was Huber's second mixed double slam, which all were won with Bob, but this was Bob Bryan seventh mixed doubles title for his career. This was the first US Open title for Huber in mixed doubles, but this was Bob's fourth mixed doubles title for his career to go along with titles in 2003, 2004, and 2006.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

United States Jack Sock defeated United States Denis Kudla, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2

Girls' Singles[edit]

Russia Daria Gavrilova defeated Russia Yulia Putintseva, 6–3, 6–2

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Peru Duilio Beretta / Ecuador Roberto Quiroz defeated United Kingdom Oliver Golding / Czech Republic Jiří Veselý, 6–1, 7–5

  • It was their second Grand Slam Boys' Doubles title in the year after winning at the French Open.

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Hungary Tímea Babos / United States Sloane Stephens defeated Belgium An-Sophie Mestach / Croatia Silvia Njirić, walkover

Champions Invitational[edit]

The Champions Invitational returned for the fifth year with 16 former Grand Slam tournament champions and finalists. It was a doubles only event for the first time, but employed the fan-friendly World TeamTennis format for the second consecutive year. Players were divided into four teams of four players each that were named after members of the US Open Court of Champions. All teams played two matches from Wednesday, September 8, through Saturday, September 11. For the first time, prize money was awarded to the competitors based on their team's order of finish.

The invitees for this year's event included a host of past US Open champions, including sixteen-time US Open champion Martina Navratilova, two-time women's singles champion Tracy Austin (1979, 1981) and 1988 men's singles champion Mats Wilander, as well as the Champion Invitational's first "Hall of Fame team": 2010 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductees Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva, who teamed to win three US Open women's doubles titles, and Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, collectively known as The Woodies, who won back-to-back men's doubles championships in 1995 and 1996.

Also scheduled to compete were U.S. Fed Cup Captain and two-time Grand Slam singles finalist Mary Joe Fernandez, 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang, 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, 1997 French Open champion Iva Majoli, 1996 Wimbledon runner-up MaliVai Washington and 1999 US Open finalist Todd Martin.[26]

Teams[edit]

Results[edit]

Date Winner Loser Score
September 8 Team Connolly Team Tilden 15–10[27]
September 9 Team Kramer Team Gibson 14–11[28]
September 11 Team Tilden Team Gibson 14–11[29]
Team Connolly Team Kramer 14–9[29]

Wheelchair[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Singles[edit]

Japan Shingo Kunieda defeated France Nicolas Peifer, walkover

Wheelchair Women's Singles[edit]

Netherlands Esther Vergeer defeated Australia Daniela Di Toro, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Men's Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Maikel Scheffers / Netherlands Ronald Vink defeated France Nicolas Peifer / United States Jon Rydberg, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Women's Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Esther Vergeer / Netherlands Sharon Walraven defeated Australia Daniela Di Toro / Netherlands Aniek van Koot, 6–3, 6–3

Wheelchair Quad Singles[edit]

United States David Wagner defeated United Kingdom Peter Norfolk, 6–0, 2–6, 6–3

Wheelchair Quad Doubles[edit]

United States Nick Taylor / United States David Wagner defeated Sweden Johan Andersson / United Kingdom Peter Norfolk, 7–5, 7–6(4)

Singles seeds[edit]

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. The rank is as of 23 August.

Men's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Status
1 1 Spain Rafael Nadal
10,745
720
2000
12,025
Champion, won in the final against Novak Djokovic [3]
2 2 Switzerland Roger Federer
7,215
1200
720
6,735
Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic [3]
3 3 Serbia Novak Djokovic
6,665
720
1200
7,145
Runner-Up, lost in the final against Rafael Nadal [1]
4 4 United Kingdom Andy Murray
5,125
180
90
5,035
3rd round lost to Stanislas Wawrinka [25]
5 5 Sweden Robin Söderling
4,910
360
360
4,910
Quarterfinals lost to Roger Federer [2]
6 6 Russia Nikolay Davydenko
4,285
180
45
4,150
2nd round lost to Richard Gasquet
7 7 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
3,860
90
10
3,780
1st round lost to Michaël Llodra
8 8 Spain Fernando Verdasco
3,330
360
360
3,330
Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal [1]
9 9 United States Andy Roddick
3,225
90
45
3,180
2nd round lost to Janko Tipsarević
10 12 Spain David Ferrer
3,065
45
180
3,200
4th round lost to Fernando Verdasco [8]
11 13 Croatia Marin Čilić
2,855
360
45
2,540
2nd round lost to Kei Nishikori [Q]
12 14 Russia Mikhail Youzhny
2,620
45
720
3,295
Semifinals lost to Rafael Nadal [1]
13 15 Austria Jürgen Melzer
2,470
45
180
2,605
4th round lost to Roger Federer [2]
14 16 Spain Nicolás Almagro
2,150
90
90
2,150
3rd round lost to Sam Querrey [20]
15 17 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
2,120
10
10
2,120
1st round lost to Ryan Harrison [Q]
16 18 Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
2,095
75
10
2,030
1st round lost to Arnaud Clément
17 19 France Gaël Monfils
2,070
180
360
2,250
Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic [3]
18 20 United States John Isner
1,805
180
90
1,715
3rd round lost to Mikhail Youzhny [12]
19 21 United States Mardy Fish
1,751
0
180
1,931
4th round lost to Novak Djokovic [3]
20 22 United States Sam Querrey
1,705
90
180
1,795
4th round lost to Stanislas Wawrinka [25]
21 23 Spain Albert Montañés
1,600
10
180
1,770
4th round lost to Robin Söderling [5]
22 24 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero
1,560
180
90
1,470
3rd round lost to Jürgen Melzer [13]
23 25 Spain Feliciano López
1,515
10
180
1,685
4th round lost to Rafael Nadal [1]
24 26 Latvia Ernests Gulbis
1,515
10
10
1,515
1st round lost to Jérémy Chardy
25 27 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
1,510
10
360
1,860
Quarterfinals lost to Mikhail Youzhny [12]
26 28 Brazil Thomaz Bellucci
1,480
70
45
1,455
2nd round lost to Kevin Anderson
27 29 Chile Fernando González
1,340
360
10
990
1st round lost to Ivan Dodig [Q]
28 30 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
1,320
180
10
1,150
1st round lost to Julien Benneteau
29 31 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
1,315
90
45
1,270
2nd round lost to Gilles Simon
30 32 Argentina Juan Mónaco
1,235
10
10
1,235
1st round lost to Peter Polansky [Q]
31 33 Argentina David Nalbandian
1,235
0
90
1,325
3rd round lost to Fernando Verdasco [8]
32 34 Australia Lleyton Hewitt
1,215
90
10
1,135
1st round lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu

Withdrawals[edit]

Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Withdrew due to
10 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
3,170
2,000
0
1,170
right wrist injury [30]
11 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
3,085
180
0
2,905
knee injury [31]

Women's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Status
1 2 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6,410
1400
900
5,910
Semifinals lost to Vera Zvonareva [7]
2 3 Belgium Kim Clijsters
5,325
2000
2000
5,325
Champion, won in the final against Vera Zvonareva [7]
3 4 United States Venus Williams
5,176
280
900
5,796
Semifinals lost to Kim Clijsters [2]
4 5 Serbia Jelena Janković
5,145
100
160
5,205
3rd round lost to Kaia Kanepi [31]
5 6 Australia Samantha Stosur
4,550
100
500
4,950
Quarterfinals lost to Kim Clijsters [2]
6 7 Italy Francesca Schiavone
4,450
280
500
4,670
Quarterfinals lost to Venus Williams [3]
7 8 Russia Vera Zvonareva
4,430
280
1400
5,550
Runner-Up, lost in the final against Kim Clijsters [2]
8 9 China Li Na
4,015
500
5
3,520
1st round lost to Kateryna Bondarenko
9 10 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
3,995
100
100
3,995
2nd round lost to Peng Shuai
10 11 Belarus Victoria Azarenka
3,775
160
100
3,715
2nd round retired to Gisela Dulko
11 12 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
3,516
280
280
3,516
4th round lost to Dominika Cibulková
12 13 Russia Elena Dementieva
3,765
100
280
3,945
4th round lost to Samantha Stosur [5]
13 15 France Marion Bartoli
3,455
100
100
3,455
2nd round lost to Virginie Razzano
14 16 Russia Maria Sharapova
3,330
160
280
3,450
4th round lost to Caroline Wozniacki [1]
15 17 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
3,310
900
280
2,690
4th round lost to Kaia Kanepi [31]
16 18 Israel Shahar Pe'er
3,175
160
280
3,295
4th round lost to Venus Williams [3]
17 19 Russia Nadia Petrova
3,345
280
5
3,070
1st round lost to Andrea Petkovic
18 20 France Aravane Rezaï
3,005
5
100
3,100
2nd round lost to Beatrice Capra [WC]
19 21 Italy Flavia Pennetta
2,905
500
160
2,565
3rd round lost to Shahar Pe'er [16]
20 22 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2,505
5
280
2,780
4th round lost to Francesca Schiavone [6]
21 23 China Zheng Jie
2,351
160
100
2,291
2nd round lost to Ana Ivanovic
22 24 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
2,285
160
100
2,225
2nd round lost to Patty Schnyder
23 25 Russia Maria Kirilenko
2,275
160
160
2,275
3rd round lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova [11]
24 26 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
2,045
280
160
1,925
3rd round lost to Elena Dementieva [12]
25 27 Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
2,005
5
160
2,160
3rd round lost to Vera Zvonareva [7]
26 28 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
1,975
5
5
1,975
1st round lost to Tamira Paszek [Q]
27 29 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
1,869
280
160
1,749
3rd round lost to Kim Clijsters [2]
28 30 Russia Alisa Kleybanova
1,840
5
100
1,935
2nd round lost to Sara Errani
29 31 Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
1,723
100
160
1,783
3rd round lost to Francesca Schiavone [6]
30 32 Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
1,770
160
5
1,615
1st round lost to Lourdes Domínguez Lino [Q]
31 33 Estonia Kaia Kanepi
1,725
5
500
2,220
Quarterfinals lost to Vera Zvonareva [7]
32 34 Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
1,708
5
100
1,803
2nd round lost to Mandy Minella [Q]

Withdrawals[edit]

Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Withdrew due to
1 United States Serena Williams
7,895
900
0
6,995
foot surgery [32]
14 Belgium Justine Henin
3,415
0
0
3,415
right elbow injury [33]

Wildcard entries[edit]

Below are the lists of the wildcard awardees entering in the main draws and in the qualifying draws.

Mixed Doubles Wildcard entries[edit]

  1. United States Beatrice Capra / United States Jack Sock
  2. United States Jill Craybas / United States Michael Russell
  3. United States Nicole Gibbs / United States Sam Querrey
  4. United States Carly Gullickson / United States Travis Parrott
  5. United States Racquel Kops-Jones / United States Eric Butorac
  6. United States Melanie Oudin / United States Ryan Harrison
  7. United States Abigail Spears / United States Scott Lipsky

Qualifier entries[edit]

Below are the lists of the qualifiers entering the main draw.