2019 US Open (tennis)

The 2019 US Open was the 139th edition of tennis' US Open and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It was held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

2019 US Open
DateAugust 26 – September 8
Edition139th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S/64D/32X
Prize money$57,238,700[1]
SurfaceHard
LocationNew York City, New York, United States
VenueUSTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Canada Bianca Andreescu
Men's Doubles
Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal / Colombia Robert Farah
Women's Doubles
Belgium Elise Mertens / Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Mixed Doubles
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands / United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Boys' Singles
Czech Republic Jonáš Forejtek
Girls' Singles
Colombia María Camila Osorio Serrano
Boys' Doubles
United States Eliot Spizzirri / United States Tyler Zink
Girls' Doubles
Latvia Kamilla Bartone / Russia Oksana Selekhmeteva
Wheelchair Men's Singles
United Kingdom Alfie Hewett
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Diede de Groot
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United Kingdom Andrew Lapthorne
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Alfie Hewett / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Diede de Groot / Netherlands Aniek van Koot
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Australia Dylan Alcott / United Kingdom Andrew Lapthorne
← 2018 · US Open · 2020 →

Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka were the men's and women's singles defending champions. Neither managed to defend their title, with Djokovic retiring in the fourth round due to a shoulder injury after losing the first two sets against Stan Wawrinka, and Osaka losing in the fourth round against Belinda Bencic.

Serena Williams set an Open Era record by reaching 10 US Open finals.

It was the first time since the 2017 Australian Open and fourth time in the Open Era that both the men's and women's number one seeds were defeated before the quarterfinals.

In a repeat of the 2019 Rogers Cup, Rafael Nadal won the men's singles title, defeating first time Grand Slam finalist Daniil Medvedev in a 5-set thriller for his 19th Grand Slam singles title. Bianca Andreescu won the women's singles title, defeating Serena Williams in straight sets in the final, becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title and the first person born in the 21st century of either gender, to win a Grand Slam title.

TournamentEdit

 
Arthur Ashe Stadium before the retractable roof was installed and where the finals of the US Open took place

The 2019 US Open was the 139th edition of the tournament and took place 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 held on 17 DecoTurf hard courts.

The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2019 ATP Tour and the 2019 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There were also singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which were part of the Grade A category of tournaments. Additionally, there were singles and doubles wheelchair tennis events for men, women and quads.

The tournament was played on hard courts and took place over a series of 17 courts with DecoTurf surface, including the three existing main showcourts – Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, and Grandstand.

BroadcastEdit

In the United States, the 2019 US Open was the fifth year in a row under an 11-year, $825 million contract with ESPN, in which the broadcaster held exclusive rights to the entire tournament and the US Open Series. This meant that the tournament was not available on broadcast television. This also made ESPN the exclusive U.S. broadcaster for three of the four tennis majors.

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 has the richest prize purse of all Grand Slams. The total prize money compensation for the 2019 US Open is $57,238,700, a more than 13.2% increase on the same total last year.

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles $3,850,000 $1,900,000 $960,000 $500,000 $280,000 $163,000 $100,000 $58,000 $32,000 $18,000 $11,000
Doubles $740,000 $370,000 $175,000 $91,000 $50,000 $30,000 $17,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles $160,000 $76,000 $38,000 $19,975 $11,400 $5,900 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Singles playersEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

Women's SinglesEdit

Day-by-day summariesEdit

Singles seedsEdit

The following are the seeded players and notable players who have withdrawn from the event. Seedings are based on ATP and WTA rankings as of August 19, 2019. Rank and points before are as of August 26, 2019.

Men's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points defending Points won Points
after
Status
1 1   Novak Djokovic 11,685 2,000 180 9,865 Fourth round retired against   Stan Wawrinka [23]
2 2   Rafael Nadal 7,945 720 2,000 9,225 Champion, defeated   Daniil Medvedev [5]
3 3   Roger Federer 6,950 180 360 7,130 Quarterfinals lost to   Grigor Dimitrov
4 4   Dominic Thiem 4,925 360 10 4,575 First round lost to   Thomas Fabbiano
5 5   Daniil Medvedev 4,125 90 1,200 5,235 Runner-up, lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
6 6   Alexander Zverev 4,005 90 180 4,095 Fourth round lost to   Diego Schwartzman [20]
7 7   Kei Nishikori 4,005 720 90 3,375 Third round lost to   Alex de Minaur
8 8   Stefanos Tsitsipas 3,455 45 10 3,420 First round lost to   Andrey Rublev
9 9   Karen Khachanov 2,890 90 10 2,810 First round lost to   Vasek Pospisil [PR]
10 10   Roberto Bautista Agut 2,575 10 10 2,575 First round lost to   Mikhail Kukushkin
11 11   Fabio Fognini 2,510 45 10 2,475 First round lost to   Reilly Opelka
12 12   Borna Ćorić 2,160 180 45 2,025 Second round withdrew due to lower back strain
13 13   Gaël Monfils 2,140 45 360 2,455 Quarterfinals lost to   Matteo Berrettini [24]
14 14   John Isner 2,075 360 90 1,805 Third round lost to   Marin Čilić [22]
15 15   David Goffin 2,055 180 180 2,055 Fourth round lost to   Roger Federer [3]
16 17   Kevin Anderson 2,050 180 0 1,870 Withdrew due to knee injury
17 18   Nikoloz Basilashvili 1,985 180 90 1,895 Third round lost to   Dominik Köpfer [Q]
18 19   Félix Auger-Aliassime 1,750 35 10 1,725 First round lost to   Denis Shapovalov
19 20   Guido Pella 1,735 90 10 1,655 First round lost to   Pablo Carreño Busta
20 21   Diego Schwartzman 1,725 90 360 1,995 Quarterfinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
21 22   Milos Raonic 1,630 180 0 1,450 Withdrew due to gluteal injury
22 23   Marin Čilić 1,590 360 180 1,410 Fourth round lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
23 24   Stan Wawrinka 1,535 90 360 1,805 Quarterfinals lost to   Daniil Medvedev [5]
24 25   Matteo Berrettini 1,535 10 720 2,245 Semifinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
25 27   Lucas Pouille 1,475 90 45 1,430 Second round lost to   Dan Evans
26 28   Taylor Fritz 1,465 90 10 1,385 First round lost to   Feliciano López
27 29   Dušan Lajović 1,441 90 45 1,396 Second round lost to   Denis Kudla
28 30   Nick Kyrgios 1,430 90 90 1,430 Third round lost to   Andrey Rublev
29 26   Benoît Paire 1,508 45 45 1,508 Second round lost to   Aljaž Bedene
30 31   Kyle Edmund 1,325 10 10 1,325 First round lost to   Pablo Andújar
31 32   Cristian Garín 1,321 (48+25) 45+6 1,299 Second round lost to   Alex de Minaur
32 34   Fernando Verdasco 1,310 90 45 1,265 Second round lost to   Chung Hyeon [Q]

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2018, but is defending points from two 2018 ATP Challenger Tour tournaments (Como and Genoa).

The following player would have been seeded, but withdrew before the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
16   Juan Martín del Potro 2,050 1,200 850 Right knee injury

Women's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points defending Points won Points
after
Status
1 1   Naomi Osaka 6,606 2,000 240 4,846 Fourth round lost to   Belinda Bencic [13]
2 2   Ashleigh Barty 6,501 240 240 6,501 Fourth round lost to   Wang Qiang [18]
3 3   Karolína Plíšková 6,315 430 240 6,125 Fourth round lost to   Johanna Konta [16]
4 4   Simona Halep 4,743 10 70 4,803 Second round lost to   Taylor Townsend [Q]
5 5   Elina Svitolina 4,492 240 780 5,032 Semifinals lost to   Serena Williams [8]
6 6   Petra Kvitová 4,386 130 70 4,326 Second round lost to   Andrea Petkovic
7 7   Kiki Bertens 4,325 130 130 4,325 Third round lost to   Julia Görges [26]
8 8   Serena Williams 3,935 1,300 1,300 3,935 Runner-up, lost to   Bianca Andreescu [15]
9 13   Aryna Sabalenka 2,955 240 70 2,785 Second round lost to   Yulia Putintseva
10 9   Madison Keys 3,267 780 240 2,727 Fourth round lost to   Elina Svitolina [5]
11 10   Sloane Stephens 3,189 430 10 2,769 First round lost to   Anna Kalinskaya [Q]
12 11   Anastasija Sevastova 3,167 780 130 2,517 Third round lost to   Petra Martić [22]
13 12   Belinda Bencic 2,968 10 780 3,738 Semifinals lost to   Bianca Andreescu [15]
14 14   Angelique Kerber 2,870 130 10 2,750 First round lost to   Kristina Mladenovic
15 15   Bianca Andreescu 2,837 2 2,000 4,835 Champion, defeated   Serena Williams [8]
16 16   Johanna Konta 2,695 10 430 3,115 Quarterfinals lost to   Elina Svitolina [5]
17 17   Markéta Vondroušová 2,650 240 0 2,410 Withdrew due to left wrist injury
18 18   Wang Qiang 2,646 130 430 2,946 Quarterfinals lost to   Serena Williams [8]
19 19   Caroline Wozniacki 2,537 70 130 2,597 Third round lost to   Bianca Andreescu [15]
20 20   Sofia Kenin 2,460 130 130 2,460 Third round lost to   Madison Keys [10]
21 21   Anett Kontaveit 2,380 10 130 2,500 Third round withdrew due to illness
22 22   Petra Martić 2,067 10+160 240+1 2,138 Fourth round lost to   Serena Williams [8]
23 23   Donna Vekić 2,000 10 430 2,420 Quarterfinals lost to   Belinda Bencic [13]
24 25   Garbiñe Muguruza 1,920 70 10 1,860 First round lost to   Alison Riske
25 26   Elise Mertens 1,920 240 430 2,110 Quarterfinals lost to   Bianca Andreescu [15]
26 30   Julia Görges 1,785 70 240 1,955 Fourth round lost to   Donna Vekić [23]
27 27   Caroline Garcia 1,831 130 10 1,711 First round lost to   Ons Jabeur
28 33   Carla Suárez Navarro 1,562 430 10 1,142 First round retired against   Tímea Babos [Q]
29 28   Hsieh Su-wei 1,830 70 70 1,830 Second round lost to   Karolína Muchová
30 29   Maria Sakkari 1,800 70 130 1,860 Third round lost to   Ashleigh Barty [2]
31 31   Barbora Strýcová 1,750 130 10 1,630 First round lost to   Aliona Bolsova
32 32   Dayana Yastremska 1,679 10+29 130+25 1,795 Third round lost to   Elina Svitolina [5]
33 34   Zhang Shuai 1,535 10 130 1,655 Third round lost to   Johanna Konta [16]

The following player would have been seeded, but withdrew before the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
24   Amanda Anisimova 1,934 10 1,924 Family emergency (father's death)[2]

Doubles seedsEdit

Mixed doublesEdit

Team Seed
  Chan Hao-ching   Michael Venus 1
  Gabriela Dabrowski   Mate Pavić 2
  Samantha Stosur   Rajeev Ram 3
  Latisha Chan   Ivan Dodig 4
  Nicole Melichar   Bruno Soares 5
  Demi Schuurs   Henri Kontinen 6
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Oliver Marach 7
  Květa Peschke   Wesley Koolhof 8

1Rankings as of August 19, 2019.

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

Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Quad SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit

Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit

Wheelchair Quad DoublesEdit

Wild card entriesEdit

The following players will be given wildcards to the main draw based on internal selection and recent performances.

Mixed doublesEdit

Qualifier entriesEdit

The qualifying competitions took place at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center was scheduled on August 19 – 23, 2019.

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 due to injury, suspension, or personal reasons:

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Recipient of the USTA's Grand Slam Reciprocal Wildcard Agreement with the French Tennis Federation[3]
  2. ^ a b Recipient of the USTA's Grand Slam Reciprocal Wildcard Agreement with Tennis Australia
  3. ^ a b Winner of the USTA Boys' under-18 national tournament[5]
  4. ^ a b Winner of the USTA Girls' under-18 national tournament[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2019 US Open Prize Money
  2. ^ "Anisimova out of US Open after father's death". ESPN.com. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  3. ^ "US Open : une wild-card pour Antoine Hoang et Diane Parry" [US Open: Wild Cards for Antoine Hoang and Diane Parry]. L'Équipe (in French). 23 July 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  4. ^ "KOKKINAKIS AWARDED US OPEN WILDCARD". Tennis Australia. August 14, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  5. ^ 16-year-old tennis phenom earns U.S. Open bid with win at USTA Boys Nationals
  6. ^ Of local note: Kristie Ahn earns wild card into US Open tennis
  7. ^ "Stosur receives US Open wildcard". 7News. August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  8. ^ Navarro falls in finals, settles for wild card into U.S. Open qualifying tournament

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2019 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2020 Australian Open