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Defending champions, Tickets, schedule: Everything you wanted to know about the 2023 US Open (but never had the time to find out)
The only Grand Slam tournament in America, the US Open is the final Major of the tennis calendar. Here is all the information you need to know about the 2023 edition
Where is the US Open held?
The US Open is held in New York City, in the borough of Queens, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The venue has 22 courts, including Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium.
The exact location of the tournament is:
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows – Corona Park
Flushing, NY 11368
What are the dates for the 2023 US Open?
The main draw of the tournament is scheduled from August 28 to September 10, 2023.
How can I get tickets for the US Open?
You can find out more about US Open 2023 tickets at this link on the tournament’s official website. There are several types of packages available – from daily passes to weekend passes and season passes.
Who are the defending US Open champion?
Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek are the men’s and women’s defending champions respectively.
Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam singles title in New York with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 over Norway’s Casper Ruud and also become the youngest world No 1 in men’s tennis.
Swiatek won her first US Open title, and her third Grand Slam crown, with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win over Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur.
Here is a list of all the other champions from the 2021 US Open:
- Women’s doubles: Barbora Krejcikova/ Katerina Sinakova
- Men’s doubles: Rajeev Ram/ Joe Salisbury
- Mixed doubles: Storm Sanders/ John Peers
- Wheelchair men’s singles: Alfie Hewett
- Wheelchair women’s singles: Diede De Groot
- Quad singles: Niels Vink
- Quad doubles: Sam Schroder / Niels Vink
- Wheelchair men’s doubles: Martín de la Puente / Nicolas Peifer
- Wheelchair women’s doubles: Diede de Groot/ Aniek van Koot
- Boys’ singles: Daniel Rincón
- Girls’ singles: Robin Montgomery
- Boys’ doubles: Max Westphal / Coleman Wong
- Girls’ doubles: Ashlyn Krueger / Robin Montgomery
WHO ARE THE PAST WINNERS OF THE US OPEN?
First played in 1881 as the US National men’s singles and doubles championships in Newport, Rhode Island, the tournament has been held every year for the past 141 years, with women’s singles first held in 1887, followed by women’s doubles in 1889 and then the mixed doubles in 1892. The tournament has been held at nine different sites, moving to Forest Hills, New York at the start of the Open Era, and then to its current location in Flushing Meadows in 1978.
Among the past winners are six-time champion Serena Williams, five-time champion Roger Federer, four-time champion Rafael Nadal, three-time champion Novak Djokovic and two-time champions Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams.
Chris Evert is tied with Serena Williams for the all-time Open Era singles titles record with six, while Federer, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors are tied for the all-time Open Era men’s singles titles record with five.
What is the prize money for the tournament?
The total prize money on offer at the 2023 edition will be announced closer to date. In 2022, the peize money topped $60 million for the first time ever.
In 2022, the men’s and women’s singles champion earned $2.6 million each wile players losing in the first round at Flushing Meadows earned $80,000.
The round-by-round prize money for the 2022 singles’ draws was a s follows:
- Champion $2,600,000
- Runner-Up $1,300,000
- Semifinalist $705,000
- Quarterfinalist $445,000
- Round of 16 $278,000
- Round of 32 $188,000
- Round of 64 $121,000
- Round of 128 $80,000
Will Djokovic play the 2023 US Open?
The 21-time Grand Slam champion was unable to play in the 2022 edition due to his decision to remain unvaccinated. The United States government recently announced that COVID-19 emergency measures would be terminated from May 11 which means that visitors do not enter vaccination to enter the country. This is good news for Djokovic, who should not be able to play the US Open in 2023, barring any further changes.
Will Serena Williams play the 2023 US Open?
Your guess is as good as ours. After receiving a farewell at the 2022 US Open where she reached the third round, Serena Williams has given mixed signals about whether she would play another tournament.
Williams is a six-time singles champion at the US Open and has also picked up three doubles (women’s and mixed) in New York during her career.
Who is the Tournament Director?
Former WTA CEO Stacey Allaster took over as tournament director in 2020. Allaster also serves as the USTA’s chief executive of professional tennis. She is the first female director in the tournament’s 140-year history.
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