US Open (Tenis)

 

The U.S. Open originated in 1881 in Newport, RI. Back then
it was named the US National Singles Championship for men.
The women's side of the tournament was held in Philadelphia,
PA and started six years after the men's tournament. The
event entered a new era in 1968 when both the men's and
women's tournaments merged and was renamed the U.S. Open.

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The youngest men's singles champion in US Open history was
Pete Sampras, who was 19 years old when he won it in 1990.
The youngest women's singles champion was Tracy Austin, who
won it in 1979 at the age of 16.

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Serena and Venus Williams became the first sisters to play
for a U.S. singles championship - and did so in the very
first Grand Slam tournament final ever scheduled for a prime
time national network telecast.


Jimmy Connors is the only player to win the U.S. Open on
three surfaces: grass at Forest Hills in 1974, clay at Forest
Hills in 1976, and hardcourt in 1978 at Flushing Meadows.

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The U.S. Open Trophy is made by Tiffany & Co.

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In 2002, Serena Williams made a fashion statement - and
headlines - by wearing a black PVC catsuit during play
throughout the U.S. Open.

 

 

 

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