2011 US Open (tennis)

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2011 US Open
2011 US Open (tennis) poster.jpg
Date 29 August – 12 September
Edition 131st
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Hardcourt
Location New York City, USA
Venue USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
Australia Samantha Stosur
Men's Doubles
Austria Jürgen Melzer / Germany Philipp Petzschner
Women's Doubles
United States Liezel Huber / United States Lisa Raymond
Mixed Doubles
United States Melanie Oudin / United States Jack Sock
Boys' Singles
United Kingdom Oliver Golding
Girls' Singles
United States Grace Min
Boys' Doubles
Germany Robin Kern / Germany Julian Lenz
Girls' Doubles
Russia Irina Khromacheva / Netherlands Demi Schuurs
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
France Stéphane Houdet / France Nicolas Peifer
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 2011 US Open was a tennis tournament played on the outdoor hard courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park, of Queens, New York City, United States. It began on 29 August and was originally scheduled to end on 11 September, but the men's final was postponed to 12 September due to rain.

Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters were the defending champions. Due to an abdominal muscle injury, Clijsters was not able to defend her title.

In the women's singles, Australia's Samantha Stosur defeated Serena Williams in straight sets 6–2, 6–3 for her first Grand Slam title. Stosur thus became the first Australian female player to win a Grand Slam since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980.

In the men's singles, both Nadal and Novak Djokovic contested the final for the second consecutive year. This time, Djokovic won 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1 for his first US Open title.

Points and prize money[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

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

Seniors points[edit]

Stage Men's Singles[1] Men's Doubles[1] Women's Singles[2] Women's Doubles[2]
Champion 2000
Runner up 1200 1400
Semifinals 720 900
Quarterfinals 360 500
Round of 16 180 280
Round of 32 90 160
Round of 64 45 0 100 5
Round of 128 10 5
Qualifier 25 60
Qualifying 3rd Round 16 50
Qualifying 2nd Round 8 40
Qualifying 1st Round 0 2

Junior points[edit]

Stage[3][4] Boys Singles Boys Doubles Girls Singles Girls Doubles
Champion 250 180 250 180
Runner up 180 120 180 120
Semifinals 120 80 120 80
Quarterfinals 80 50 80 50
Round of 16 50 30 50 30
Round of 32 30 30
Qualifier who loses in first round 25 25
Qualifying Final Round 20 20

Wheelchair points[edit]

Stage[5] Men's Singles Women's Singles Quad Singles Men's Doubles Women's Singles Quad Doubles
Champion 800
Runner up 500 100
Semifinals/3rd 375 100
Quarterfinals/4th 100

Prize money[edit]

The USTA announced that the 2011 US Open purse has increased by more than one million dollars to reach a record $23.7 million. In addition to the base purse of $23.7 million, the top three men's and top three women's finishers in the Olympus US Open Series may earn up to an additional $2.6 million in bonus prize money at the US Open, providing a potential total payout of $26.3 million. Both the men's and women's US Open singles champions will earn a record $1.8 million with the ability to earn an additional $1 million in bonus prize money (for a total $2.8 million potential payout) based on their performances in the Olympus US Open Series.[6] Below is the list of prize money given to each player in the main draw of the professional competitions; all prize money is in US dollars (US$); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.[7]

2011 US Open Finish Men's and Women's Singles Men's and Women's Doubles Mixed Doubles
Champion $1,800,000 $420,000 $150,000
Finalist $900,000 $210,000 $70,000
Semifinalist $450,000 $105,000 $30,000
Quarterfinalist $225,000 $50,000 $15,000
Round of 16 $110,000 $25,000 $10,000
Round of 32 $55,000 $15,000 $5,000
Round of 64 $31,000 $10,000
Round of 128 $19,000
Qualifying Competition $8,000
2nd Round Qualifying $5,625
1st Round Qualifying $3,000

Bonus Prize Money[edit]

2011 US Open Finish 2011 Olympus US Open Series Finish[8]
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Champion $1,000,000 $500,000 $250,000
Finalist $500,000 $250,000 $125,000
Semifinalist $250,000 $125,000 $62,500
Quarterfinalist $125,000 $62,500 $31,250
Round of 16 $70,000 $35,000 $17,500
Round of 32 $40,000 $20,000 $10,000
Round of 64 $25,000 $12,500 $6,250
Round of 128 $15,000 $7,500 $3,750
Awardees United States Mardy Fish $70,000 Serbia Novak Djokovic $500,000 United States John Isner $31,250
United States Serena Williams $500,000 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska $12,500 Russia Maria Sharapova $10,000

Singles players[edit]

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Player(s) of the Day[edit]

  • Day 1: United States Madison Keys – The 16-year-old Keys defeated her compatriot and elder by 21 years, Jill Craybas on the Grandstand with a 6–2, 6–4 score in their first-round encounter, giving the Florida native her first-ever win at the US Open.[9]
  • Day 2: Romania Simona Halep – Halep, the 19-year-old world number 53, defeated the reigning French Open champion and sixth seed Li Na at Louis Armstrong Stadium with a 6–2, 7–5 score in their first round encounter.[10]
  • Day 3: France Julien Benneteau – The French wild-card upset tenth-seeded Spaniard Nicolás Almagro in straight sets.[11]
  • Day 4: Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero – The unseeded Ferrero, an experienced ATP Tour player and the second oldest man in the draw at 31 years old, defeated seventh-seeded Gaël Monfils in an extraordinary five-set match to advance into the third round.[12]
  • Day 5: Italy Flavia Pennetta – The twenty-sixth seed, two-time quarterfinalist, and former world number 10 upset third seed, 2006 US Open champion, and former world number 1 Maria Sharapova in three sets, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, to advance to the fourth round.[13]
  • Day 6: Italy Francesca Schiavone – The 31-year-old seventh seed saved a match point in her battle against world number 81 Chanelle Scheepers, and went on to win, 5–7, 7–6, 6–3, advancing to the fourth round.[14]
  • Day 7: United States Donald Young – The 22-year-old American wildcard upset twenty-fourth seeded veteran Juan Ignacio Chela in the third round in straight sets with a score of 7–5, 6–4, 6–3. He made it to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career after upsetting Chela and the fourteenth seeded Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round.[15]
  • Day 8: Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – The seventeenth-seeded Russian reached her second quarterfinal this year after upsetting seventh seed Francesca Schiavone in three tight sets, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4.[16]
  • Day 9: No matches completed due to rain.
  • Day 10: No matches completed due to rain.
  • Day 11: United States John Isner – The twenty-eighth seeded American upset twelfth-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon, 7–6, 3–6, 7–6, 7–6, to reach his first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal.[17]
  • Day 12: Spain Rafael Nadal – The number two seed reached his fourth consecutive US Open semifinal after defeating American Andy Roddick in straight sets, 6–2, 6–1, 6–3, in under two hours.[18]
  • Day 13: Australia Samantha Stosur – The number nine seed became the first Australian woman since Wendy Turnbull in 1977 to reach a US Open final, after defeating unseeded German Angelique Kerber in three sets in her semifinal match, 6–3, 2–6, 6–2.[19]
  • Day 14: Australia Samantha Stosur – The Australian player upset the American US Open three-time champion Serena Williams in straight sets, 6–2, 6–3, winning her first Major.[20]
  • Day 15: Serbia Novak Djokovic – The Serbian player continued his amazing season by winning his first US Open and his third Grand Slam of the year, defeating the defending champion Rafael Nadal for the sixth time in 2011.[21]

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Events[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Serbia Novak Djokovic defeated Spain Rafael Nadal, 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

  • It was Djokovic's 10th title of the year and 28th of his career. It was his 3rd Grand Slam title of the year and 4th of his career. It was his first U.S. Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

Australia Samantha Stosur defeated United States Serena Williams, 6–2, 6–3

  • It was Stosur's 1st title of the year and 3rd of her career. It was her first Grand Slam title.

Men's doubles[edit]

Austria Jürgen Melzer / Germany Philipp Petzschner defeated Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Poland Marcin Matkowski, 6–2, 6–2

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Liezel Huber / United States Lisa Raymond defeated United States Vania King / Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)

  • Huber and Raymond won their first US Open title as a doubles pair.

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Melanie Oudin / United States Jack Sock defeated Argentina Gisela Dulko / Argentina Eduardo Schwank, 7–6(7–4), 4–6, [10–8]

  • Oudin and Sock became the 12th unseeded team to win a title in the history of the US Open.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Oliver Golding defeated Czech Republic Jiří Veselý, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4

Girls' Singles[edit]

United States Grace Min defeated France Caroline Garcia, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Germany Robin Kern / Germany Julian Lenz defeated Moldova Maxim Dubarenco / Ukraine Vladyslav Manafov, 7–5, 6–4

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Russia Irina Khromacheva / Netherlands Demi Schuurs defeated United States Gabrielle Andrews / United States Taylor Townsend, 6–4, 5–7, [10–5]

Wheelchair events[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Singles[edit]

Japan Shingo Kunieda defeated France Stéphane Houdet, 3–6, 6–1, 6–0

  • Kunieda defended his title and won his fourth US Open title.

Wheelchair Women's Singles[edit]

Netherlands Esther Vergeer defeated Netherlands Aniek van Koot, 6–2, 6–1

  • Vergeer defended her title, extended her winning streak, and earned her sixth US Open title.

Wheelchair Quad Singles[edit]

United States David Wagner defeated United Kingdom Peter Norfolk, 7–5, 3–1 retired

  • Wagner defended his title and won his second US Open title.

Wheelchair Men's Doubles[edit]

France Stéphane Houdet / France Nicolas Peifer defeated Netherlands Maikel Scheffers / Netherlands Ronald Vink, 6–3, 6–1

Wheelchair Women's Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Esther Vergeer / Netherlands Sharon Walraven defeated Netherlands Jiske Griffioen / Netherlands Aniek van Koot, 7–5, 6–7(8–10), 6–4

Wheelchair Quad Doubles[edit]

United States David Wagner / United States Nick Taylor defeated United Kingdom Peter Norfolk / Israel Noam Gershony, walkover

Singles seeds[edit]

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Rankings are as of 22 August.

Men's Singles[edit]

[22]

Seed Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Status
1 1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 13,920 1,200 2,000 14,720 Champion, defeated Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
2 2 Spain Rafael Nadal 11,420 2,000 1,200 10,620 Runner-up; Final lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
3 3 Switzerland Roger Federer 8,380 720 720 8,380 Semifinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
4 4 United Kingdom Andy Murray 6,535 90 720 7,165 Semifinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
5 5 Spain David Ferrer 4,200 180 180 4,200 Fourth Round lost to United States Andy Roddick [21]
6 6 Sweden Robin Söderling 4,145 360 0 3,785 Withdrew due to illness[23]
7 7 France Gaël Monfils 3,165 360 45 2,850 Second Round lost to Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero
8 8 United States Mardy Fish 2,820 180 180 2,820 Fourth Round lost to France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [11]
9 9 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 2,690 10 90 2,770 Third Round lost to Serbia Janko Tipsarević [20]
10 10 Spain Nicolás Almagro 2,380 90 10 2,300 First Round lost to France Julien Benneteau [WC]
11 11 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2,350 0 360 2,710 Quarterfinals lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [3]
12 12 France Gilles Simon 2,325 90 180 2,415 Fourth Round lost to United States John Isner [28]
13 13 France Richard Gasquet 2,080 180 45 1,945 Second Round lost to Croatia Ivo Karlović [PR]
14 14 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 2,035 360 45 1,720 Second Round lost to United States Donald Young [WC]
15 15 Serbia Viktor Troicki 1,935 10 10 1,935 First Round lost to Colombia Alejandro Falla
16 16 Russia Mikhail Youzhny 1,955 720 10 1,245 First Round lost to Latvia Ernests Gulbis
17 17 Austria Jürgen Melzer 1,830 180 45 1,695 Second Round lost to Russia Igor Kunitsyn
18 18 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 1,800 0 90 1,890 Third Round lost to France Gilles Simon [12]
19 19 Spain Fernando Verdasco 1,785 360 90 1,515 Third Round lost to France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [11]
20 20 Serbia Janko Tipsarević 1,740 90 360 2,010 Quarterfinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
21 21 United States Andy Roddick 1,680 45 360 1,995 Quarterfinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
22 22 Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov 1,530 10 180 1,700 Fourth Round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
23 23 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 1,440 10 45 1,475 Second Round lost to Argentina Juan Mónaco
24 24 Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela 1,440 45 90 1,485 Third Round lost to United States Donald Young [WC]
25 25 Spain Feliciano López 1,415 180 90 1,325 Third Round lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [4]
26 26 Germany Florian Mayer 1,405 10 90 1,485 Third Round lost to Spain David Ferrer [5]
27 27 Croatia Marin Čilić 1,375 45 90 1,420 Third Round lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [3]
28 28 United States John Isner 1,545 90 360 1,815 Quarterfinals lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [4]
29 30 France Michaël Llodra 1,280 90 45 1,235 Second Round lost to South Africa Kevin Anderson
30 31 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 1,280 10 45 1,315 Second Round lost to Argentina David Nalbandian
31 32 Spain Marcel Granollers 1,243 45 90 1,288 Third Round lost to Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero
32 33 Croatia Ivan Dodig 1,207 70 10 1,147 First Round lost to Russia Nikolay Davydenko

Withdrawals[edit]

Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Withdrew due to
6 Sweden Robin Söderling
4,145
360
0
3,785
illness[23]
29 Canada Milos Raonic
1,312
35
0
1,277
hip injury[24]

Women's Singles[edit]

[25]

Seed Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Status
1 1 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 9,335 900 900 9,335 Semifinals lost to United States Serena Williams [28]
2 2 Russia Vera Zvonareva 6,820 1,400 500 5,920 Quarterfinals lost to Australia Samantha Stosur [9]
3 4 Russia Maria Sharapova 6,346 280 160 6,226 Third Round lost to Italy Flavia Pennetta [26]
4 5 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 5,995 100 160 6,055 Third Round lost to United States Serena Williams [28]
5 6 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 5,685 160 5 5,530 First Round lost to Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
6 7 China Li Na 5,870 5 5 5,870 First Round lost to Romania Simona Halep
7 8 Italy Francesca Schiavone 4,995 500 280 4,775 Fourth Round lost to Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [17]
8 9 France Marion Bartoli 4,225 100 100 4,225 Second Round lost to United States Christina McHale
9 10 Australia Samantha Stosur 3,880 500 2000 5,380 Champion, defeated United States Serena Williams [28]
10 11 Germany Andrea Petkovic 3,805 280 500 4,025 Quarterfinals lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [1]
11 12 Serbia Jelena Janković 3,270 160 160 3,270 Third Round lost to Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [17]
12 13 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 3,270 100 100 3,270 Second Round lost to Germany Angelique Kerber
13 14 China Peng Shuai 2,705 160 280 2,825 Fourth Round lost to Italy Flavia Pennetta [26]
14 15 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 2,565 500 100 2,165 Second Round lost to United States Irina Falconi
15 16 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 2,481 280 280 2,481 Fourth Round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [1]
16 17 Serbia Ana Ivanovic 2,415 280 280 2,415 Fourth Round lost to United States Serena Williams [28]
17 18 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,500 280 500 2,720 Quarterfinals lost to United States Serena Williams [28]
18 19 Italy Roberta Vinci 2,350 5 160 2,505 Third Round lost to Germany Andrea Petkovic [10]
19 20 Germany Julia Görges 2,335 100 160 2,395 Third Round lost to China Peng Shuai [13]
20 21 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 2,320 280 100 2,140 Second Round lost to Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
21 22 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 2,220 160 5 2,065 First Round lost to France Pauline Parmentier
22 23 Germany Sabine Lisicki 2,478 100 280 2,658 Fourth Round lost to Russia Vera Zvonareva [2]
23 24 Israel Shahar Pe'er 2,115 280 100 1,935 Second Round lost to United States Sloane Stephens [WC]
24 25 Russia Nadia Petrova 1,695 5 160 1,850 Third Round lost to Australia Samantha Stosur [9]
25 26 Russia Maria Kirilenko 1,735 160 280 1,855 Fourth Round lost to Australia Samantha Stosur [9]
26 27 Italy Flavia Pennetta 1,800 160 500 2,140 Quarterfinals lost to Germany Angelique Kerber
27 28 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 1,785 5 160 1,940 Third Round lost to Romania Monica Niculescu
28 29 United States Serena Williams 1,780 0 1400 3,180 Runner-up; Final lost to Australia Samantha Stosur [9]
29 31 Australia Jarmila Gajdošová 1,690 5 100 1,785 Second Round lost to United States Vania King
30 32 Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 1,610 5 160 1,765 Third Round lost to Russia Vera Zvonareva [2]
31 33 Estonia Kaia Kanepi 1,508 500 100 1,108 Second Round lost to Spain Silvia Soler-Espinosa [Q]
32 34 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 1,505 100 5 1,410 First Round lost to Germany Mona Barthel

Withdrawals[edit]

Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Withdrew due to
3 Belgium Kim Clijsters
6,501
2,000
0
4,501
stomach muscle injury [26]
30 Russia Alisa Kleybanova
1,755
100
0
1,655
Hodgkins Lymphoma [27]

Wild card entries[edit]

Below are the lists of the wild card awardees entering in the main draws.[28][29]

Mixed doubles wild card entries[edit]

  1. United States Irina Falconi / United States Steve Johnson
  2. United States Christina Fusano / United States David Martin
  3. United States Raquel Kops-Jones / United States Rajeev Ram
  4. United States Melanie Oudin / United States Jack Sock (Champions)
  5. United States Abigail Spears / United States Travis Parrott
  6. United States Taylor Townsend / United States Donald Young
  7. United States Coco Vandeweghe / United States Eric Butorac
  8. United States Mashona Washington / United States Michael Russell

Qualifiers entries[edit]