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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
2011 US Open (tennis) poster.jpg
Date 29 August – 12 September
Edition 131st
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Hardcourt
Location New York City, USA
Venue USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
Australia Samantha Stosur
Men's Doubles
Austria Jürgen Melzer / Germany Philipp Petzschner
Women's Doubles
United States Liezel Huber / United States Lisa Raymond
Mixed Doubles
United States Melanie Oudin / United States Jack Sock
Boys' Singles
United Kingdom Oliver Golding
Girls' Singles
United States Grace Min
Boys' Doubles
Germany Robin Kern / Germany Julian Lenz
Girls' Doubles
Russia Irina Khromacheva / Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United States David Wagner
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stéphane Houdet / France Nicolas Peifer
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer / Netherlands Sharon Walraven
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United States Nick Taylor / United States David Wagner
← 2010 · US Open · 2012 →

Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters were the defending champions. Due to an abdominal muscle injury, Clijsters was not able to defend her title.

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 contested 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.

Contents

Points and prize moneyEdit

Point distributionEdit

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Seniors pointsEdit

Stage Men's Singles[1] Men's Doubles[1] Women's Singles[2] Women's Doubles[2]
Champion 2000
Runner up 1200 1400
Semifinals 720 900
Quarterfinals 360 500
Round of 16 180 280
Round of 32 90 160
Round of 64 45 0 100 5
Round of 128 10 5
Qualifier 25 60
Qualifying 3rd Round 16 50
Qualifying 2nd Round 8 40
Qualifying 1st Round 0 2

Junior pointsEdit

Stage[3][4] Boys Singles Boys Doubles Girls Singles Girls Doubles
Champion 250 180 250 180
Runner up 180 120 180 120
Semifinals 120 80 120 80
Quarterfinals 80 50 80 50
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

Wheelchair pointsEdit

Stage[5] Men's Singles Women's Singles Quad Singles Men's Doubles Women's Singles Quad Doubles
Champion 800
Runner up 500 100
Semifinals/3rd 375 100
Quarterfinals/4th 100

Prize moneyEdit

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 $2.8 million potential payout) based on their performances in the Olympus US Open Series.[6] Below is the list of prize money given to each player in the main draw of the professional competitions; all prize money is in US dollars (US$); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.[7]

2011 US Open Finish Men's and Women's Singles Men's and Women's Doubles Mixed Doubles
Champion $1,800,000 $420,000 $150,000
Finalist $900,000 $210,000 $70,000
Semifinalist $450,000 $105,000 $30,000
Quarterfinalist $225,000 $50,000 $15,000
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
Qualifying Competition $8,000
2nd Round Qualifying $5,625
1st Round Qualifying $3,000

Bonus Prize MoneyEdit

2011 US Open Finish 2011 Olympus US Open Series Finish[8]
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Champion $1,000,000 $500,000 $250,000
Finalist $500,000 $250,000 $125,000
Semifinalist $250,000 $125,000 $62,500
Quarterfinalist $125,000 $62,500 $31,250
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

Singles playersEdit

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Player(s) of the DayEdit

Day-by-day summariesEdit

EventsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Novak Djokovic defeated   Rafael Nadal, 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

  • 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.

Women's singlesEdit

  Samantha Stosur defeated   Serena Williams, 6–2, 6–3

  • It was Stosur's 1st title of the year and 3rd of her career. It was her first Grand Slam title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Jürgen Melzer /   Philipp Petzschner defeated   Mariusz Fyrstenberg /   Marcin Matkowski, 6–2, 6–2

Women's doublesEdit

  Liezel Huber /   Lisa Raymond defeated   Vania King /   Yaroslava Shvedova, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)

  • Huber and Raymond won their first US Open title as a doubles pair.

Mixed doublesEdit

  Melanie Oudin /   Jack Sock defeated   Gisela Dulko /   Eduardo Schwank, 7–6(7–4), 4–6, [10–8]

  • Oudin and Sock became the 12th unseeded team to win a title in the history of the US Open.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Oliver Golding defeated   Jiří Veselý, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Grace Min defeated   Caroline Garcia, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Robin Kern /   Julian Lenz defeated   Maxim Dubarenco /   Vladyslav Manafov, 7–5, 6–4

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Irina Khromacheva /   Demi Schuurs defeated   Gabrielle Andrews /   Taylor Townsend, 6–4, 5–7, [10–5]

Wheelchair eventsEdit

Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit

  Shingo Kunieda defeated   Stéphane Houdet, 3–6, 6–1, 6–0

  • Kunieda defended his title and won his fourth US Open title.

Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit

  Esther Vergeer defeated   Aniek van Koot, 6–2, 6–1

  • Vergeer defended her title, extended her winning streak, and earned her sixth US Open title.

Wheelchair Quad SinglesEdit

  David Wagner defeated   Peter Norfolk, 7–5, 3–1 retired

  • Wagner defended his title and won his second US Open title.

Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit

  Stéphane Houdet /   Nicolas Peifer defeated   Maikel Scheffers /   Ronald Vink, 6–3, 6–1

Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit

  Esther Vergeer /   Sharon Walraven defeated   Jiske Griffioen /   Aniek van Koot, 7–5, 6–7(8–10), 6–4

Wheelchair Quad DoublesEdit

  David Wagner /   Nick Taylor defeated   Peter Norfolk /   Noam Gershony, walkover

Singles seedsEdit

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Rankings are as of 22 August.

Men's SinglesEdit

[22]

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 2   Rafael Nadal 11,420 2,000 1,200 10,620 Runner-up; Final lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
3 3   Roger Federer 8,380 720 720 8,380 Semifinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
4 4   Andy Murray 6,535 90 720 7,165 Semifinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
5 5   David Ferrer 4,200 180 180 4,200 Fourth Round lost to   Andy Roddick [21]
6 6   Robin Söderling 4,145 360 0 3,785 Withdrew due to illness[23]
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 [11]
9 9   Tomáš Berdych 2,690 10 90 2,770 Third Round lost to   Janko Tipsarević [20]
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 [3]
12 12   Gilles Simon 2,325 90 180 2,415 Fourth Round lost to   John Isner [28]
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 [12]
19 19   Fernando Verdasco 1,785 360 90 1,515 Third Round lost to   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [11]
20 20   Janko Tipsarević 1,740 90 360 2,010 Quarterfinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
21 21   Andy Roddick 1,680 45 360 1,995 Quarterfinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
22 22   Alexandr Dolgopolov 1,530 10 180 1,700 Fourth Round lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
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 [4]
26 26   Florian Mayer 1,405 10 90 1,485 Third Round lost to   David Ferrer [5]
27 27   Marin Čilić 1,375 45 90 1,420 Third Round lost to   Roger Federer [3]
28 28   John Isner 1,545 90 360 1,815 Quarterfinals lost to   Andy Murray [4]
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

WithdrawalsEdit

Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Withdrew due to
6   Robin Söderling
4,145
360
0
3,785
illness[23]
29   Milos Raonic
1,312
35
0
1,277
hip injury[24]

Women's SinglesEdit

[25]

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 [28]
2 2   Vera Zvonareva 6,820 1,400 500 5,920 Quarterfinals lost to   Samantha Stosur [9]
3 4   Maria Sharapova 6,346 280 160 6,226 Third Round lost to   Flavia Pennetta [26]
4 5   Victoria Azarenka 5,995 100 160 6,055 Third Round lost to   Serena Williams [28]
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 [17]
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 [28]
10 11   Andrea Petkovic 3,805 280 500 4,025 Quarterfinals lost to   Caroline Wozniacki [1]
11 12   Jelena Janković 3,270 160 160 3,270 Third Round lost to   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [17]
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 [26]
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 [1]
16 17   Ana Ivanovic 2,415 280 280 2,415 Fourth Round lost to   Serena Williams [28]
17 18   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,500 280 500 2,720 Quarterfinals lost to   Serena Williams [28]
18 19   Roberta Vinci 2,350 5 160 2,505 Third Round lost to   Andrea Petkovic [10]
19 20   Julia Görges 2,335 100 160 2,395 Third Round lost to   Peng Shuai [13]
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 [2]
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 [9]
25 26   Maria Kirilenko 1,735 160 280 1,855 Fourth Round lost to   Samantha Stosur [9]
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 [9]
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 [2]
31 33   Kaia Kanepi 1,508 500 100 1,108 Second Round lost to   Silvia Soler-Espinosa [Q]
32 34   María José Martínez Sánchez 1,505 100 5 1,410 First Round lost to   Mona Barthel

WithdrawalsEdit

Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Withdrew due to
3   Kim Clijsters
6,501
2,000
0
4,501
stomach muscle injury [26]
30   Alisa Kleybanova
1,755
100
0
1,655
Hodgkins Lymphoma [27]

Wild card entriesEdit

Qualifiers entriesEdit