1996 US Open (tennis)

The 1996 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City in New York in the United States. It was the 116th edition of the US Open and was held from August 26 through September 8, 1996.

1996 US Open
DateAugust 26 – September 8
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationNew York City, New York, United States
Men's Singles
United States Pete Sampras
Women's Singles
Germany Steffi Graf
Men's Doubles
Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde
Women's Doubles
United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Mixed Doubles
United States Lisa Raymond / United States Patrick Galbraith
Boys' Singles
Germany Daniel Elsner
Girls' Singles
Croatia Mirjana Lučić
Boys' Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Girls' Doubles
South Africa Surina de Beer / South Africa Jessica Steck
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Men's SinglesEdit

  Pete Sampras defeated   Michael Chang 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)

  • It was Sampras' 8th career Grand Slam title and his 4th US Open title.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Steffi Graf defeated   Monica Seles 7–5, 6–4

  • It was Graf's 21st career Grand Slam title and her 5th and last US Open title.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Todd Woodbridge /   Mark Woodforde defeated   Jacco Eltingh /   Paul Haarhuis 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–2)

  • It was Woodbridge's 12th career Grand Slam title and his 4th US Open title. It was Woodforde's 13th career Grand Slam title and his 4th and last US Open title.

Women's DoublesEdit

  Gigi Fernández /   Natasha Zvereva defeated   Jana Novotná /   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1–6, 6–1, 6–4

  • It was Fernández's 15th career Grand Slam title and her 5th and last US Open title. It was Zvereva's 17th career Grand Slam title and her 4th and last US Open title.

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Lisa Raymond /   Patrick Galbraith defeated   Manon Bollegraf /   Rick Leach 7–6 (8–6), 7–6 (7–4)

  • It was Raymond's 1st career Grand Slam title and her 1st US Open title. It was Galbraith's 2nd and last career Grand Slam title and his 2nd US Open title.


Boys' SinglesEdit

  Daniel Elsner defeated   Markus Hipfl 6–3, 6–2

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Mirjana Lučić defeated   Marlene Weingärtner 6–2, 6–1

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Bob Bryan /   Mike Bryan defeated   Daniele Bracciali /   Jocelyn Robichaud 5–7, 6–3, 6–4

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Surina de Beer /   Jessica Steck defeated   Petra Rampre /   Katarina Srebotnik 6–4, 6–3

Other eventsEdit

Men's 35s Doubles MastersEdit

  Johan Kriek /   John Lloyd defeated   Vijay Amritraj /   Tim Wilkison 6–4, 6–4

Men's 45s Doubles MastersEdit

  Tom Gullikson /   Dick Stockton defeated   Bob Lutz /   Stan Smith 6–4, 6–2

Women's Doubles MastersEdit

  Anne Hobbs /   Virginia Wade defeated   Jo Durie /   Valerie Ziegenfuss 6–2, 6–2

Mixed Doubles MastersEdit

  Wendy Turnbull /   Tom Okker vs.   Jo Durie /   Tom Gorman (Abandoned due to rain)

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1996 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1997 Australian Open