2010 US Open (tennis)
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.
|2010 US Open|
|Date||August 30 – September 13|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Location||New York City, USA|
|Venue||USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center|
|Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan|
|Vania King / Yaroslava Shvedova|
|Liezel Huber / Bob Bryan|
|Duilio Beretta / Roberto Quiroz|
|Tímea Babos / Sloane Stephens|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
|Wheelchair Quad Singles|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Maikel Scheffers / Ronald Vink|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Esther Vergeer / Sharon Walraven|
|Wheelchair Quad Doubles|
|Nick Taylor / David Wagner|
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.
- Maria Sharapova recorded her 100th Grand Slam match victory with a 6–0, 6–0 defeat of wildcard Beatrice Capra in the third round.
- Kim Clijsters became the first woman since Venus Williams in 2000–1 to successfully defend her US Open title, by defeating Vera Zvonareva in the final. The final lasted just under one hour with Clijsters winning 6–2, 6–1.
- Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2 in the men's final, and in doing so, completed his Golden Career Grand Slam.
Serena Williams' withdrawalEdit
Three-time champion and World No. 1 Serena Williams officially announced her withdrawal from the US Open on 20 August due to foot surgery. Her withdrawal also meant that she and older sister Venus could not pair up to defend the doubles title they won in 2009, and allowed WTA No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki to be installed as the top seed for the tournament, 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.
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.
Victoria Azarenka collapsesEdit
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. 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.
The men's tournament was well known for the excellent performances of Spanish players. 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, and went on to become the first Spaniard since Manuel Orantes in 1975 to win the US Open.
Player(s) of the DayEdit
- Day 1: Andy Roddick - Roddick advanced to the second round of the US Open with a 6–3, 6–2, 6–2 victory over Stéphane Robert on his 28th birthday.
- Day 2: Beatrice Capra - The young wild card entrant defeated Karolina Šprem 6–1, 6–3 and advanced to the second round.
- Day 3: Ryan Harrison - The 18-year-old qualifier ousted 15th-seeded Ivan Ljubičić in a hard-fought match, 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–4.
- Day 4: Kei Nishikori - The qualifier, and only Japanese player in the men's draw, upset 11th-seeded Marin Čilić in a grueling five-hour match, 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–1.
- Day 5: Sergiy Stakhovsky - The Pilot Pen champion fought past a rain delay, a partisan crowd, and a determined young opponent to take down Ryan Harrison, 6–3, 5–7, 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(8–6).
- Day 6: Caroline Wozniacki - The Pilot Pen champion destroyed Chan Yung-jan, 6–1, 6–0, maintaining her average of one game lost per match at the tournament as she heads into the Round of 16.
- Day 7: Francesca Schiavone - The world #7 defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6–3, 6–0 in just 1 hour and 8 minutes to advance into the Quarterfinals.
- Day 8: Kaia Kanepi - Overcame a lopsided start to upset 15th-seeded Yanina Wickmayer, 0–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–1, reaching her first US Open quarterfinals.
- Day 9: Stan Wawrinka - Two days after his upset of Andy Murray, the Swiss overcame crowd favorite and last American standing Sam Querrey in a long five-setter, 7–6(11–9), 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 4–6, 6–4.
- Day 10: Vera Zvonareva - Russia's top player defeated 31st-seeded Kaia Kanepi, 6–3, 7–5, in gusty conditions for her best-ever US Open showing.
- Day 11: Mikhail Youzhny - The big-hitting Russian outlasted Stan Wawrinka in five sets, 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 6–3, 6–3, to advance to the semifinals.
- Day 12: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan - The American twins won their 9th Grand Slam title and 3rd US Open, defeating Rohan Bopanna / Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4).
- Day 13: Novak Djokovic - The ATP ranked #3 defeated Roger Federer in a five-set match to reach his first Grand Slam final since he won the 2008 Australian Open.
- Day 14: No matches completed due to rain.
- Day 15: Rafael Nadal - The World #1 beat Novak Djokovic to win the US Open for the first time and complete his Career Slam.
- 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.
- • 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- It was their second Grand Slam Boys' Doubles title in the year after winning at the French Open.
- It was their third Grand Slam Girls' Doubles title in the year after winning at the French Open and at the Wimbledon Championships.
Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Quad SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Quad DoublesEdit
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.
|September 8||Team Connolly||Team Tilden||15–10|
|September 9||Team Kramer||Team Gibson||14–11|
|September 11||Team Tilden||Team Gibson||14–11|
|Team Connolly||Team Kramer||14–9|
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings based on ATP and WTA rankings as of August 23, 2010. Rankings and points were before as of August 30, 2010.
|1||1||Rafael Nadal||10,745||720||2,000||12,025||Champion, defeated Novak Djokovic |
|2||2||Roger Federer||7,215||1,200||720||6,735||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|3||3||Novak Djokovic||6,665||720||1,200||7,145||Runner-up, lost to Rafael Nadal |
|4||4||Andy Murray||5,125||180||90||5,035||Third round lost to Stan Wawrinka |
|5||5||Robin Söderling||4,910||360||360||4,910||Quarterfinals lost to Roger Federer |
|6||6||Nikolay Davydenko||4,285||180||45||4,150||Second round lost to Richard Gasquet|
|7||7||Tomáš Berdych||3,860||90||10||3,780||First round lost to Michaël Llodra|
|8||8||Fernando Verdasco||3,330||360||360||3,330||Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|9||9||Andy Roddick||3,225||90||45||3,180||Second round lost to Janko Tipsarević|
|10||12||David Ferrer||3,065||45||180||3,200||Fourth round lost to Fernando Verdasco |
|11||13||Marin Čilić||2,855||360||45||2,540||Second round lost to Kei Nishikori [Q]|
|12||14||Mikhail Youzhny||2,620||45||720||3,295||Semifinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|13||15||Jürgen Melzer||2,470||45||180||2,605||Fourth round lost to Roger Federer |
|14||16||Nicolás Almagro||2,150||90||90||2,150||Third round lost to Sam Querrey |
|15||17||Ivan Ljubičić||2,120||10||10||2,120||First round lost to Ryan Harrison [Q]|
|16||18||Marcos Baghdatis||2,095||75||10||2,030||First round lost to Arnaud Clément|
|17||19||Gaël Monfils||2,070||180||360||2,250||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|18||20||John Isner||1,805||180||90||1,715||Third round lost to Mikhail Youzhny |
|19||21||Mardy Fish||1,751||0||180||1,931||Fourth round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|20||22||Sam Querrey||1,705||90||180||1,795||Fourth round lost to Stan Wawrinka |
|21||23||Albert Montañés||1,600||10||180||1,770||Fourth round lost to Robin Söderling |
|22||24||Juan Carlos Ferrero||1,560||180||90||1,470||Third round lost to Jürgen Melzer |
|23||25||Feliciano López||1,515||10||180||1,685||Fourth round lost to Rafael Nadal |
|24||26||Ernests Gulbis||1,515||10||10||1,515||First round lost to Jérémy Chardy|
|25||27||Stan Wawrinka||1,510||10||360||1,860||Quarterfinals lost to Mikhail Youzhny |
|26||28||Thomaz Bellucci||1,480||70||45||1,455||Second round lost to Kevin Anderson|
|27||29||Fernando González||1,340||360||10||990||First round retired against Ivan Dodig [Q]|
|28||30||Radek Štěpánek||1,320||180||10||1,150||First round lost to Julien Benneteau|
|29||31||Philipp Kohlschreiber||1,315||90||45||1,270||Second round lost to Gilles Simon|
|30||32||Juan Mónaco||1,235||10||10||1,235||First round lost to Peter Polansky [Q]|
|31||33||David Nalbandian||1,235||0||90||1,325||Third round lost to Fernando Verdasco |
|32||34||Lleyton Hewitt||1,215||90||10||1,135||First round lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu|
The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.
|Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points after||Withdrawal reason|
|10||Juan Martín del Potro||3,170||2,000||1,170||Right wrist injury|
|11||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||3,085||180||2,905||Knee injury|
|1||2||Caroline Wozniacki||6,410||1,400||900||5,910||Semifinals lost to Vera Zvonareva |
|2||3||Kim Clijsters||5,325||2,000||2,000||5,325||Champion, defeated Vera Zvonareva |
|3||4||Venus Williams||5,176||280||900||5,796||Semifinals lost to Kim Clijsters |
|4||5||Jelena Janković||5,145||100||160||5,205||Third round lost to Kaia Kanepi |
|5||6||Samantha Stosur||4,550||100||500||4,950||Quarterfinals lost to Kim Clijsters |
|6||7||Francesca Schiavone||4,450||280||500||4,670||Quarterfinals lost to Venus Williams |
|7||8||Vera Zvonareva||4,430||280||1,400||5,550||Runner-up, lost to Kim Clijsters |
|8||9||Li Na||4,015||500||5||3,520||First round lost to Kateryna Bondarenko|
|9||10||Agnieszka Radwańska||3,995||100||100||3,995||Second round lost to Peng Shuai|
|10||11||Victoria Azarenka||3,775||160||100||3,715||Second round retired against Gisela Dulko|
|11||13||Svetlana Kuznetsova||3,516||280||280||3,516||Fourth round lost to Dominika Cibulková|
|12||12||Elena Dementieva||3,765||100||280||3,945||Fourth round lost to Samantha Stosur |
|13||14||Marion Bartoli||3,455||100||100||3,455||Second round lost to Virginie Razzano|
|14||17||Maria Sharapova||3,330||160||280||3,450||Fourth round lost to Caroline Wozniacki |
|15||18||Yanina Wickmayer||3,310||900||280||2,690||Fourth round lost to Kaia Kanepi |
|16||19||Shahar Pe'er||3,175||160||280||3,295||Fourth round lost to Venus Williams |
|17||16||Nadia Petrova||3,345||280||5||3,070||First round lost to Andrea Petkovic|
|18||20||Aravane Rezaï||3,005||5||100||3,100||Second round lost to Beatrice Capra [WC]|
|19||21||Flavia Pennetta||2,905||500||160||2,565||Third round lost to Shahar Pe'er |
|20||22||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||2,505||5||280||2,780||Fourth round lost to Francesca Schiavone |
|21||23||Zheng Jie||2,351||160||100||2,291||Second round lost to Ana Ivanovic|
|22||24||María José Martínez Sánchez||2,285||160||100||2,225||Second round lost to Patty Schnyder|
|23||25||Maria Kirilenko||2,275||160||160||2,275||Third round lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova |
|24||26||Daniela Hantuchová||2,045||280||160||1,925||Third round lost to Elena Dementieva |
|25||27||Alexandra Dulgheru||2,005||5||160||2,160||Third round lost to Vera Zvonareva |
|26||28||Lucie Šafářová||1,975||5||5||1,975||First round lost to Tamira Paszek [Q]|
|27||29||Petra Kvitová||1,869||280||160||1,749||Third round lost to Kim Clijsters |
|28||30||Alisa Kleybanova||1,840||5||100||1,935||Second round lost to Sara Errani|
|29||33||Alona Bondarenko||1,723||100||160||1,783||Third round lost to Francesca Schiavone |
|30||31||Yaroslava Shvedova||1,770||160||5||1,615||First round lost to Lourdes Domínguez Lino [Q]|
|31||32||Kaia Kanepi||1,725||5||500||2,220||Quarterfinals lost to Vera Zvonareva |
|32||34||Tsvetana Pironkova||1,708||5||100||1,803||Second round lost to Mandy Minella [Q]|
The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.
|Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points after||Withdrawal reason|
|1||Serena Williams||7,895||900||6,995||Foot surgery|
|15||Justine Henin||3,415||0||3,415||Right elbow injury|
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking: