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.
|2011 US Open|
|Date||29 August – 12 September|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Location||New York City, USA|
|Venue||USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center|
|Jürgen Melzer / Philipp Petzschner|
|Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond|
|Melanie Oudin / Jack Sock|
|Wheelchair men's singles|
|Wheelchair women's singles|
|Wheelchair quad singles|
|Wheelchair men's doubles|
|Stéphane Houdet / Nicolas Peifer|
|Wheelchair women's doubles|
|Esther Vergeer / Sharon Walraven|
|Wheelchair quad doubles|
|Nick Taylor / David Wagner|
|Robin Kern / Julian Lenz|
|Irina Khromacheva / Demi Schuurs|
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 played 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 moneyEdit
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.
|Stage||Men's singles||Men's doubles||Women's singles||Women's doubles|
|Round of 16||180||280|
|Round of 32||90||160|
|Round of 64||45||0||100||5|
|Round of 128||10||–||5||–|
|Qualifying 3rd round||16||50|
|Qualifying 2nd round||8||40|
|Qualifying 1st round||0||2|
|Stage||Boys singles||Boys doubles||Girls singles||Girls doubles|
|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|
|Stage||Men's singles||Women's singles||Quad singles||Men's doubles||Women's singles||Quad doubles|
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 $2.8 million potential payout) based on their performances in the Olympus US Open Series. Below is the list of prize money given to each player in the main draw of the professional competitions; all prize money is in US dollars (US$); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.
|2011 US Open finish||Men's and women's singles||Men's and women's doubles||Mixed doubles|
|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||–|
|2nd round qualifying||$5,625|
|1st round qualifying||$3,000|
Bonus prize moneyEdit
|2011 US Open finish||2011 Olympus US Open series finish|
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place|
|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||Mardy Fish||$70,000||Novak Djokovic||$500,000||John Isner||$31,250|
|Serena Williams||$500,000||Agnieszka Radwańska||$12,500||Maria Sharapova||$10,000|
Player(s) of the dayEdit
- Day 1: 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.
- Day 2: 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.
- Day 3: Julien Benneteau – The French wild-card upset tenth-seeded Spaniard Nicolás Almagro in straight sets.
- Day 4: 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.
- Day 5: 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.
- Day 6: 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.
- Day 7: 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.
- Day 8: 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.
- Day 9: No matches completed due to rain.
- Day 10: No matches completed due to rain.
- Day 11: 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.
- Day 12: 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.
- Day 13: 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.
- Day 14: 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.
- Day 15: 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.
- 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.
- It was Stosur's 1st title of the year and 3rd of her career. It was her first Grand Slam title.
- Huber and Raymond won their first US Open title as a doubles pair.
- Oudin and Sock became the 12th unseeded team to win a title in the history of the US Open.
Wheelchair men's singlesEdit
- Kunieda defended his title and won his fourth US Open title.
Wheelchair women's singlesEdit
- Vergeer defended her title, extended her winning streak, and earned her sixth US Open title.
Wheelchair quad singlesEdit
- Wagner defended his title and won his second US Open title.
Wheelchair men's doublesEdit
Wheelchair women's doublesEdit
Wheelchair quad doublesEdit
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Rankings are as of 22 August.
|Seed||Rank||Player||Points||Points defending||Points won||New points||Status|
|1||1||Novak Djokovic||13,920||1,200||2,000||14,720||Champion, defeated Rafael Nadal |
|2||2||Rafael Nadal||11,420||2,000||1,200||10,620||Runner-up; Final lost to Novak Djokovic |
|3||3||Roger Federer||8,380||720||720||8,380||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|4||4||Andy Murray||6,535||90||720||7,165||Semifinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|5||5||David Ferrer||4,200||180||180||4,200||Fourth round lost to Andy Roddick |
||4,145||360||0||3,785||Withdrew due to illness|
|7||7||Gaël Monfils||3,165||360||45||2,850||Second round lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero|
|8||8||Mardy Fish||2,820||180||180||2,820||Fourth round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|9||9||Tomáš Berdych||2,690||10||90||2,770||Third round lost to Janko Tipsarević |
|10||10||Nicolás Almagro||2,380||90||10||2,300||First round lost to Julien Benneteau [WC]|
|11||11||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||2,350||0||360||2,710||Quarterfinals lost to Roger Federer |
|12||12||Gilles Simon||2,325||90||180||2,415||Fourth round lost to John Isner |
|13||13||Richard Gasquet||2,080||180||45||1,945||Second round lost to Ivo Karlović [PR]|
|14||14||Stanislas Wawrinka||2,035||360||45||1,720||Second round lost to Donald Young [WC]|
|15||15||Viktor Troicki||1,935||10||10||1,935||First round lost to Alejandro Falla|
|16||16||Mikhail Youzhny||1,955||720||10||1,245||First round lost to Ernests Gulbis|
|17||17||Jürgen Melzer||1,830||180||45||1,695||Second round lost to Igor Kunitsyn|
|18||18||Juan Martín del Potro||1,800||0||90||1,890||Third round lost to Gilles Simon |
|19||19||Fernando Verdasco||1,785||360||90||1,515||Third round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|20||20||Janko Tipsarević||1,740||90||360||2,010||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|21||21||Andy Roddick||1,680||45||360||1,995||Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|22||22||Alexandr Dolgopolov||1,530||10||180||1,700||Fourth round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|23||23||Radek Štěpánek||1,440||10||45||1,475||Second round lost to Juan Mónaco|
|24||24||Juan Ignacio Chela||1,440||45||90||1,485||Third round lost to Donald Young [WC]|
|25||25||Feliciano López||1,415||180||90||1,325||Third round lost to Andy Murray |
|26||26||Florian Mayer||1,405||10||90||1,485||Third round lost to David Ferrer |
|27||27||Marin Čilić||1,375||45||90||1,420||Third round lost to Roger Federer |
|28||28||John Isner||1,545||90||360||1,815||Quarterfinals lost to Andy Murray |
|29||30||Michaël Llodra||1,280||90||45||1,235||Second round lost to Kevin Anderson|
|30||31||Ivan Ljubičić||1,280||10||45||1,315||Second round lost to David Nalbandian|
|31||32||Marcel Granollers||1,243||45||90||1,288||Third round lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero|
|32||33||Ivan Dodig||1,207||70||10||1,147||First round lost to Nikolay Davydenko|
|Rank||Player||Points||Points defending||Points won||New points||Withdrew due to|
|Seed||Rank||Player||Points||Points defending||Points won||New points||Status|
|1||1||Caroline Wozniacki||9,335||900||900||9,335||Semifinals lost to Serena Williams |
|2||2||Vera Zvonareva||6,820||1,400||500||5,920||Quarterfinals lost to Samantha Stosur |
|3||4||Maria Sharapova||6,346||280||160||6,226||Third round lost to Flavia Pennetta |
|4||5||Victoria Azarenka||5,995||100||160||6,055||Third round lost to Serena Williams |
|5||6||Petra Kvitová||5,685||160||5||5,530||First round lost to Alexandra Dulgheru|
|6||7||Li Na||5,870||5||5||5,870||First round lost to Simona Halep|
|7||8||Francesca Schiavone||4,995||500||280||4,775||Fourth round lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova |
|8||9||Marion Bartoli||4,225||100||100||4,225||Second round lost to Christina McHale|
|9||10||Samantha Stosur||3,880||500||2000||5,380||Champion, defeated Serena Williams |
|10||11||Andrea Petkovic||3,805||280||500||4,025||Quarterfinals lost to Caroline Wozniacki |
|11||12||Jelena Janković||3,270||160||160||3,270||Third round lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova |
|12||13||Agnieszka Radwańska||3,270||100||100||3,270||Second round lost to Angelique Kerber|
|13||14||Peng Shuai||2,705||160||280||2,825||Fourth round lost to Flavia Pennetta |
|14||15||Dominika Cibulková||2,565||500||100||2,165||Second round lost to Irina Falconi|
|15||16||Svetlana Kuznetsova||2,481||280||280||2,481||Fourth round lost to Caroline Wozniacki |
|16||17||Ana Ivanovic||2,415||280||280||2,415||Fourth round lost to Serena Williams |
|17||18||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||2,500||280||500||2,720||Quarterfinals lost to Serena Williams |
|18||19||Roberta Vinci||2,350||5||160||2,505||Third round lost to Andrea Petkovic |
|19||20||Julia Görges||2,335||100||160||2,395||Third round lost to Peng Shuai |
|20||21||Yanina Wickmayer||2,320||280||100||2,140||Second round lost to Alla Kudryavtseva|
|21||22||Daniela Hantuchová||2,220||160||5||2,065||First round lost to Pauline Parmentier|
|22||23||Sabine Lisicki||2,478||100||280||2,658||Fourth round lost to Vera Zvonareva |
|23||24||Shahar Pe'er||2,115||280||100||1,935||Second round lost to Sloane Stephens [WC]|
|24||25||Nadia Petrova||1,695||5||160||1,850||Third round lost to Samantha Stosur |
|25||26||Maria Kirilenko||1,735||160||280||1,855||Fourth round lost to Samantha Stosur |
|26||27||Flavia Pennetta||1,800||160||500||2,140||Quarterfinals lost to Angelique Kerber|
|27||28||Lucie Šafářová||1,785||5||160||1,940||Third round lost to Monica Niculescu|
|28||29||Serena Williams||1,780||0||1400||3,180||Runner-up; final lost to Samantha Stosur |
|29||31||Jarmila Gajdošová||1,690||5||100||1,785||Second round lost to Vania King|
|30||32||Anabel Medina Garrigues||1,610||5||160||1,765||Third round lost to Vera Zvonareva |
|31||33||Kaia Kanepi||1,508||500||100||1,108||Second round lost to Sílvia Soler Espinosa [Q]|
|32||34||María José Martínez Sánchez||1,505||100||5||1,410||First round lost to Mona Barthel|
|Rank||Player||Points||Points defending||Points won||New points||Withdrew due to|
|stomach muscle injury |
Wild card entriesEdit
Men's singles wild card entriesEdit
Women's singles wild card entriesEdit
Men's doubles wild card entriesEdit
Women's doubles wild card entriesEdit
Mixed doubles wild card entriesEdit
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
Men's singles qualifiers entriesEdit
The following players received entry from a lucky loser spot:
Women's singles qualifiers entriesEdit
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries.
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