2015 US Open (tennis)
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|
|Date||August 31 – September 13|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Location||New York City, New York, United States|
|Venue||USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center|
|Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut|
|Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza|
|Martina Hingis / Leander Paes|
|Taylor Harry Fritz|
|Félix Auger-Aliassime / Denis Shapovalov|
|Viktória Kužmová / Aleksandra Pospelova|
|Men's Champions Invitational|
|Pat Cash / Mark Philippoussis|
|Women's Champions Invitational|
|Final not played|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
|Wheelchair Quad Singles|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Stéphane Houdet / Gordon Reid|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Jiske Griffioen / Aniek van Koot|
|Wheelchair Quad Doubles|
|Nick Taylor / David Wagner|
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.
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.
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).
Point and prize money distributionEdit
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
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.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Mixed Doubles [a]||$150,000||$70,000||$30,000||$15,000||$10,000||$5,000||—||—||—||—||—|
- Bonus prize money
|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|
|2nd Place||$500,000||$250,000||$125,000||$62,500||$35,000||$20,000||$12,500||$7,500||Novak Djokovic||$500,000|
|3rd Place||$250,000||$125,000||$62,500||$31,250||$17,500||$10,000||$6,250||$3,750||John Isner||$17,500|
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.
- British qualifier Johanna Konta upset the 9th seeded Garbiñe Muguruza won in three sets at 7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 6–2 on an epic longest match at three hours and twenty-three minutes, surpassing Nadia Petrova–Samantha Stosur match in the 2011 US Open.
- 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.
- Kevin Anderson, the 15th seed, upset the 3rd seeded Andy Murray in the fourth round on a four setter win. This was the first time since 2010 US Open that Murray failed to reach his Slam quarterfinal. Anderson became the first South African to reach a Slam quarterfinal since Wayne Ferreira at the 2003 Australian Open.
Day 9 and 10Edit
- In the women's quarterfinals, Kristina Mladenovic, Petra Kvitová and Simona Halep reached in their first US Open quarterfinal. For Mladenovic, it was her first Grand Slam singles quarterfinal overall six years after her first Slam debut.
- The women's semifinals was scheduled to be on September 10 but was cancelled due to a rain.
- 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.
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
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).
|1||1||Novak Djokovic||14,865||720||2,000||16,145||Champion, defeated Roger Federer |
|2||2||Roger Federer||9,065||720+140||1,200||9,405||Runner-up, lost to Novak Djokovic |
|3||3||Andy Murray||8,840||360||180||8,660||Fourth round lost to Kevin Anderson |
|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 |
|6||6||Tomáš Berdych||5,230||360||180||5,050||Fourth round lost to Richard Gasquet |
|7||7||David Ferrer||3,695||90||90||3,695||Third round lost to Jérémy Chardy |
|8||8||Rafael Nadal||3,680||0||90||3,770||Third round lost to Fabio Fognini |
|9||9||Marin Čilić||3,550||2,000||720||2,270||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|10||10||Milos Raonic||2,880||180||90||2,790||Third round lost to Feliciano López |
|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 |
|13||13||John Isner||2,235||90||180||2,325||Fourth round lost to Roger Federer |
|14||15||David Goffin||2,130||90+15||90||2,115||Third round retired against Roberto Bautista Agut |
|15||14||Kevin Anderson||2,160||90||360||2,430||Quarterfinals lost to Stan Wawrinka |
|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 |
|19||18||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||1,675||180+70||360||1,785||Quarterfinals lost to Marin Čilić |
|20||20||Dominic Thiem||1,645||180||90||1,555||Third round lost to Kevin Anderson |
|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 |
|24||24||Bernard Tomic||1,465||45||90||1,510||Third round lost to Richard Gasquet |
|25||25||Andreas Seppi||1,430||45||90||1,475||Third round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|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 |
|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 |
|30||30||Thomaz Bellucci||1,190||45||90||1,235||Third round lost to Andy Murray |
|31||31||Guillermo García-López||1,190||45||90||1,235||Third round lost to Tomáš Berdych |
|32||32||Fabio Fognini||1,165||45||180||1,300||Fourth round lost to Feliciano López |
|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 |
|6,035||240||0||5,795||Withdrew due to right leg injury|
|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 |
|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 |
|12||12||Belinda Bencic||3,035||430||130||2,735||Third round lost to Venus Williams |
|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 |
|16||16||Sara Errani||2,610||430||130||2,310||Third round lost to Samantha Stosur |
|17||17||Elina Svitolina||2,530||10||130||2,650||Third round lost to Ekaterina Makarova |
|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 |
|20||20||Victoria Azarenka||2,271||430||430||2,271||Quarterfinals lost to Simona Halep |
|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 |
|23||23||Venus Williams||2,072||130+180||430+1||2,193||Quarterfinals lost to Serena Williams |
|24||24||Sabine Lisicki||1,945||130+280||240+1||1,776||Fourth round lost to Simona Halep |
|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 |
|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|
|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
The following players received wild cards into the main draw senior events.
The qualifying competitions took place at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on 25 – 28 August 2015.
Junior Boys' SinglesEdit
Junior Girls' SinglesEdit
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries.
- Prize money listed per team
- Winner of the Men's USTA Pro Circuit's US Open Wild Card Challenge held in Binghamton, NY, Lexington, KY and Aptos, CA
- Winner of the men's singles tournament in the 2015 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships
- Winner of the Kalamazoo Wild Card tournament
- Winner of the Women's USTA Pro Circuit's US Open Wild Card Challenge held in Stockton, CA, Sacramento, CA and Lexington, KY 
- Winner of the San Diego Wild Card tournament
- Winner of the women's singles tournament in the 2015 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships
- Winner of the men's doubles tournament in the US Open National Playoffs
- Winner of the women's doubles tournament in the US Open National Playoffs 
- Winner of the mixed doubles tournament in the US Open National Playoffs
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