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The 2015 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 135th edition of the US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

2015 US Open
DateAugust 31 – September 13
Edition135th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S/64D/32X
Prize money$42,253,400
SurfaceHard
LocationNew York City, New York, United States
VenueUSTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Attendance691,280
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Men's Doubles
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert / France Nicolas Mahut
Women's Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / India Sania Mirza
Mixed Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / India Leander Paes
Boys' Singles
United States Taylor Harry Fritz
Girls' Singles
Hungary Dalma Gálfi
Boys' Doubles
Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime / Canada Denis Shapovalov
Girls' Doubles
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová / Russia Aleksandra Pospelova
Men's Champions Invitational
Australia Pat Cash / Australia Mark Philippoussis
Women's Champions Invitational
Final not played
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
United Kingdom Jordanne Whiley
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Australia Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stéphane Houdet / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Jiske Griffioen / Netherlands Aniek van Koot
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United States Nick Taylor / United States David Wagner
← 2014 · US Open · 2016 →

Marin Čilić was the defending champion in the men's singles event, but lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Serena Williams was the three-time defending champion in the women's singles event and was also trying to complete the calendar Grand Slam, but she lost to Roberta Vinci in the semifinals. Flavia Pennetta won the Women's Singles title and became the first Italian to win the US Open.

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TournamentEdit

 
Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the Finals of US Open took place

The 2015 US Open was the 135th edition of the tournament and it was held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park of Queens in New York City, New York, United States.

The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2015 ATP World Tour and the 2015 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consists of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There are singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which is part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and singles, doubles and quad events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category.

In addition, the annual men's and women's Champions Invitational doubles events were held, with eight male and eight female former Grand Slam champions taking part. For the second year running, the American Collegiate Invitational competitions is organized, where top sixteen American collegiate players compete in men's and women's singles events. Exhibition matches also take place.

The tournament is played on hard courts and takes place over a series of 17 courts with DecoTurf surface, including the three main showcourts – Arthur Ashe Stadium (with permanent steel erected and new video boards, LED court lighting and sound system in place, as part of a refurbishment project), Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand. It is the last ever US Open played on courts without the operational roof on centre court and with the old Grandstand in place. Starting from the 2016 edition, the Arthur Ashe Stadium will have completed retractable roof and matches will be played on newly built Grandstand.

After two years of tournament being scheduled across 15 days, the US Open returns to a traditional 14-day schedule in 2015, which has impact on all senior events. Women's singles semifinals have been scheduled for September 10 evening session, while men's singles semifinal matches will be played on Friday September 11 after mixed doubles final. Men's doubles final will be played before women's singles final on Saturday September 12, and men's singles final will follow women's doubles final.

Because Serena Williams could become the first woman to win all four major tennis titles since Steffi Graf accomplished the feat in 1988 and because she could tie Graf’s major title count of 22, the women’s final sold out before the men’s final for the first time.[1]

BroadcastEdit

In the United States, the 2015 US Open was the first under a new, 11-year, $825 million contract with ESPN, in which the broadcaster holds exclusive rights to the entire tournament and the US Open Series, thus ending CBS Sports' 46-year association with the tournament, and availability of coverage on broadcast television. This also made ESPN the exclusive U.S. broadcaster for three of the four tennis majors (the French Open is split between Tennis Channel for cable coverage and NBC for over-the-air coverage, with portions previously sub-licensed to ESPN until 2016).[2][3][4]

Point and prize money distributionEdit

Point distributionEdit

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

SeniorEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles 0
Women's Singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's Doubles 10

Prize moneyEdit

The US Open total prize money for 2015 was increased by 10.5 percent to a record $42,253,400, which potentially could reach almost 45 million dollars, as the top three finishers in the Emirates Airline US Open Series may earn up an additional $2.625 million in bonus money at the US Open.

Of the total prize money, $33,017,800 (plus $1,760,000 in qualifying competitions) is distributed for singles players, $4,927,600 for teams competing in doubles events and $500,000 for mixed doubles teams. Competitors in Legends Exhibition, Wheelchair and Champions Invitational events earn $570,000 while players' per diem is estimated at $1,478,000.[5]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles $3,300,000 $1,600,000 $805,000 $410,975 $213,575 $120,200 $68,600 $39,500 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000
Doubles [a] $570,000 $275,000 $133,150 $67,675 $35,025 $21,700 $14,200
Mixed Doubles [a] $150,000 $70,000 $30,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000
Bonus prize money

Top three players in the 2015 US Open Series receive bonus prize money, depending on where they finished in the 2015 US Open, according to money schedule below.[6]

2015 Emirates Airline US Open Series Finish 2015 US Open Finish Awardees
W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
1st Place $1,000,000 $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $70,000 $40,000 $25,000 $15,000   Andy Murray $70,000
  Karolína Plíšková $15,000
2nd Place $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $35,000 $20,000 $12,500 $7,500   Novak Djokovic $500,000
  Serena Williams $125,000
3rd Place $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $31,250 $17,500 $10,000 $6,250 $3,750   John Isner $17,500
  Simona Halep $62,500

Singles playersEdit

2015 US Open – Men's Singles
2015 US Open – Women's Singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

Before the tournamentEdit

  • Maria Sharapova, the 2006 champion, ranked third in the world (formerly first), withdrew from the tournament due to a leg injury the day before tournament began. Making her withdrawal that was for the second time in three years.[7]

Day 4Edit

Day 6Edit

  • Eugenie Bouchard announced that she is withdrawing from the tournament citing a concussion days before her scheduled fourth round match with 43rd-ranked Roberta Vinci. She also withdrew from Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Due to a withdrawal issue, Vinci advanced to her US Open quarterfinal in four years.[9]

Day 8Edit

Day 9 and 10Edit

Day 11Edit

  • The women's semifinals was scheduled to be on September 10 but was cancelled due to a rain.[13]

Day 12Edit

  • Roberta Vinci defeated Women's No. 1 and 3-time defending champion Serena Williams in three sets. This loss ended Williams' bid to win a calendar-year Grand Slam.[14]

Day 13Edit

  • In the women's final, the two players were Italian: Vinci and Flavia Pennetta. This was the first time this happened in the Open Era.[15]

EventsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

Women's SinglesEdit

Men's DoublesEdit

Women's DoublesEdit

Mixed DoublesEdit

Junior Boys' SinglesEdit

Junior Girls' SinglesEdit

Junior Boys' DoublesEdit

Junior Girls' DoublesEdit

Men's Champions DoublesEdit

Women's Champions DoublesEdit

Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Quad SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit

Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit

Wheelchair Quad DoublesEdit

Singles seedsEdit

Seedings are based on rankings as of August 24, 2015. Rankings and points before are as of August 31, 2015.

Because the tournament takes place one week later than in 2014, points defending includes results from both the 2014 US Open and tournaments from the week of 8 September 2014 (Davis Cup for the men; Hong Kong, Québec, and Tashkent for the women).

Men's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 1   Novak Djokovic 14,865 720 2,000 16,145 Champion, defeated   Roger Federer [2]
2 2   Roger Federer 9,065 720+140 1,200 9,405 Runner-up, lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
3 3   Andy Murray 8,840 360 180 8,660 Fourth round lost to   Kevin Anderson [15]
4 4   Kei Nishikori 6,205 1,200 10 5,015 First round lost to   Benoît Paire
5 5   Stan Wawrinka 5,710 360+70 720 6,000 Semifinals lost to   Roger Federer [2]
6 6   Tomáš Berdych 5,230 360 180 5,050 Fourth round lost to   Richard Gasquet [12]
7 7   David Ferrer 3,695 90 90 3,695 Third round lost to   Jérémy Chardy [27]
8 8   Rafael Nadal 3,680 0 90 3,770 Third round lost to   Fabio Fognini [32]
9 9   Marin Čilić 3,550 2,000 720 2,270 Semifinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
10 10   Milos Raonic 2,880 180 90 2,790 Third round lost to   Feliciano López [18]
11 11   Gilles Simon 2,730 180 10 2,560 First round lost to   Donald Young
12 12   Richard Gasquet 2,240 90+65 360+45 2,490 Quarterfinals lost to   Roger Federer [2]
13 13   John Isner 2,235 90 180 2,325 Fourth round lost to   Roger Federer [2]
14 15   David Goffin 2,130 90+15 90 2,115 Third round retired against   Roberto Bautista Agut [23]
15 14   Kevin Anderson 2,160 90 360 2,430 Quarterfinals lost to   Stan Wawrinka [5]
16 16   Gaël Monfils 1,850 360 10 1,500 First round retired against   Illya Marchenko [Q]
17 17   Grigor Dimitrov 1,735 180 45 1,600 Second round lost to   Mikhail Kukushkin
18 19   Feliciano López 1,665 90 360 1,935 Quarterfinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
19 18   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1,675 180+70 360 1,785 Quarterfinals lost to   Marin Čilić [9]
20 20   Dominic Thiem 1,645 180 90 1,555 Third round lost to   Kevin Anderson [15]
21 21   Ivo Karlović 1,620 45 45 1,620 Second round lost to   Jiří Veselý
22 22   Viktor Troicki 1,559 (83)+100 90+45 1,511 Third round lost to   Donald Young
23 23   Roberto Bautista Agut 1,510 180 180 1,510 Fourth round lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
24 24   Bernard Tomic 1,465 45 90 1,510 Third round lost to   Richard Gasquet [12]
25 25   Andreas Seppi 1,430 45 90 1,475 Third round lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
26 26   Tommy Robredo 1,405 180 90 1,315 Third round lost to   Benoît Paire
27 27   Jérémy Chardy 1,300 45 180 1,435 Fourth round lost to   Marin Čilić [9]
28 28   Jack Sock 1,250 10 45 1,285 Second round retired against   Ruben Bemelmans
29 29   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,230 180 90 1,140 Third round lost to   Roger Federer [2]
30 30   Thomaz Bellucci 1,190 45 90 1,235 Third round lost to   Andy Murray [3]
31 31   Guillermo García-López 1,190 45 90 1,235 Third round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [6]
32 32   Fabio Fognini 1,165 45 180 1,300 Fourth round lost to   Feliciano López [18]

Women's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 1   Serena Williams 12,721 2,000 780 11,501 Semifinals lost to   Roberta Vinci
2 2   Simona Halep 6,130 130 780 6,780 Semifinals lost to   Flavia Pennetta [26]
3 3   Maria Sharapova 6,035 240 0 5,795 Withdrew due to right leg injury[7]
4 5   Caroline Wozniacki 4,740 1,300 70 3,510 Second round lost to   Petra Cetkovská [PR]
5 4   Petra Kvitová 4,995 130 430 5,295 Quarterfinals lost to   Flavia Pennetta [26]
6 6   Lucie Šafářová 3,800 240 10 3,570 First round lost to   Lesia Tsurenko
7 7   Ana Ivanovic 3,500 70 10 3,440 First round lost to   Dominika Cibulková
8 8   Karolína Plíšková 3,335 130 10 3,215 First round lost to   Anna Tatishvili [Q]
9 9   Garbiñe Muguruza 3,245 10 70 3,305 Second round lost to   Johanna Konta [Q]
10 10   Carla Suárez Navarro 3,190 130 10 3,070 First round lost to   Denisa Allertová
11 11   Angelique Kerber 3,150 130 130 3,150 Third round lost to   Victoria Azarenka [20]
12 12   Belinda Bencic 3,035 430 130 2,735 Third round lost to   Venus Williams [23]
13 13   Ekaterina Makarova 2,920 780 240 2,380 Fourth round lost to   Kristina Mladenovic
14 14   Timea Bacsinszky 2,896 70 10 2,836 First round lost to   Barbora Strýcová
15 15   Agnieszka Radwańska 2,760 70 130 2,820 Third round lost to   Madison Keys [19]
16 16   Sara Errani 2,610 430 130 2,310 Third round lost to   Samantha Stosur [22]
17 17   Elina Svitolina 2,530 10 130 2,650 Third round lost to   Ekaterina Makarova [13]
18 18   Andrea Petkovic 2,450 130 130 2,450 Third round lost to   Johanna Konta [Q]
19 19   Madison Keys 2,275 70 240 2,445 Fourth round lost to   Serena Williams [1]
20 20   Victoria Azarenka 2,271 430 430 2,271 Quarterfinals lost to   Simona Halep [2]
21 21   Jelena Janković 2,135 240 10 1,905 First round lost to   Océane Dodin [WC]
22 22   Samantha Stosur 2,135 70 240 2,305 Fourth round lost to   Flavia Pennetta [26]
23 23   Venus Williams 2,072 130+180 430+1 2,193 Quarterfinals lost to   Serena Williams [1]
24 24   Sabine Lisicki 1,945 130+280 240+1 1,776 Fourth round lost to   Simona Halep [2]
25 25   Eugenie Bouchard 1,887 240 240 1,887 Fourth round withdrew due to a concussion
26 26   Flavia Pennetta 1,747 430 2,000 3,317 Champion, defeated   Roberta Vinci
27 27   Alizé Cornet 1,745 130 10 1,625 First round lost to   Kurumi Nara
28 28   Irina-Camelia Begu 1,676 70+30 10+1 1,587 First round lost to   Olga Govortsova
29 29   Sloane Stephens 1,621 70 10 1,561 First round lost to   Coco Vandeweghe
30 30   Svetlana Kuznetsova 1,572 10 10 1,572 First round lost to   Kristina Mladenovic
31 31   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1,550 70 70 1,550 Second round lost to   Anett Kontaveit (Q)
32 32   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 1,451 10 130 1,571 Third round lost to   Petra Kvitová [5]

Doubles seedsEdit

Mixed DoublesEdit

Team Rank1 Seed
  Sania Mirza   Bruno Soares 21 1
  Chan Yung-jan   Rohan Bopanna 26 2
  Lucie Hradecká   Marcin Matkowski 30 3
  Martina Hingis   Leander Paes 31 4
  Michaëlla Krajicek   Jean-Julien Rojer 35 5
  Yaroslava Shvedova   Juan Sebastián Cabal 42 6
  Raquel Kops-Jones   Raven Klaasen 43 7
  Julia Görges   Nenad Zimonjić 44 8
  • 1 Rankings are as of 24 August 2015.

Wild Card entriesEdit

Qualifier entriesEdit

Protected rankingEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:

WithdrawalsEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries.

RetirementsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Prize money listed per team
  2. ^ Winner of the Men's USTA Pro Circuit's US Open Wild Card Challenge held in Binghamton, NY, Lexington, KY and Aptos, CA
  3. ^ Winner of the men's singles tournament in the 2015 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships
  4. ^ a b Winner of the Kalamazoo Wild Card tournament
  5. ^ Winner of the Women's USTA Pro Circuit's US Open Wild Card Challenge held in Stockton, CA, Sacramento, CA and Lexington, KY [16]
  6. ^ Winner of the San Diego Wild Card tournament
  7. ^ Winner of the women's singles tournament in the 2015 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships
  8. ^ Winner of the men's doubles tournament in the US Open National Playoffs
  9. ^ Winner of the women's doubles tournament in the US Open National Playoffs [17]
  10. ^ Winner of the mixed doubles tournament in the US Open National Playoffs

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ "Bonus Challenge - Emirates Airlines US Open Series". emiratesusopenseries.com. 20 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b Rothenberg, Ben (August 30, 2015). "Maria Sharapova Withdraws From the U.S. Open". The New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  8. ^ Briggs, Simon (September 3, 2015). "Johanna Konta beats Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza in longest ever women's match at US Open". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  9. ^ "Eugenie Bouchard withdraws from U.S. Open doubles". CBC per Associated Press. September 5, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  10. ^ Dickson, Mike (September 8, 2015). "Andy Murray crashes out of fourth round of US Open as Kevin Anderson seals hard-fought victory in New York". The Daily Mail. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
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