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The tournament is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U. Since , the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year.
The US Open starts on the last Monday of August and continues for two weeks, with the middle weekend coinciding with the U.
The tournament consists of five primary championships: The tournament also includes events for senior, junior, and wheelchair players.
The US Open is the only Grand Slam tournament that employs tiebreakers in every set of a singles match. For the other three Grand Slam events, there are special scoring methods for a match that reaches 6—6 in the last possible set the third for women and the fifth for men: As with the US Open, those events use tiebreakers to decide the other sets.
The effort to relocate it to New York City began as early as when a group of tennis players, headed by New Yorker Karl Behr , started working on it.
In the first years of the U. National Championship, only men competed and the tournament was known as the U. National Singles Championships for Men.
The winner was year-old Philadelphian Ellen Hansell. This was followed by the introduction of the U. Mixed Doubles Championship in Between and , sectional tournaments were held in the east and the west of the country to determine the best two doubles teams, which competed in a play-off for the right to compete against the defending champions in the challenge round.
In early , a group of about tennis players signed a petition in favor of moving the tournament. They argued that most tennis clubs, players, and fans were located in the New York City area and that it would therefore be beneficial for the development of the sport to host the national championship there.
From through , the tournament was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia. At the U. National Championships , the draw seeded players for the first time to prevent the leading players from playing each other in the early rounds.
The open era began in when professional tennis players were allowed to compete for the first time at the Grand Slam tournament held at the West Side Tennis Club.
National Championships had been limited to amateur players. Except for mixed doubles, [ citation needed ] all events at the national tournament were open to professionals.
In , the US Open became the first Grand Slam tournament to use a tiebreaker to decide a set that reached a 6—6 score in games.
Jimmy Connors is the only individual to have won US Open singles titles on three surfaces grass, clay, and hard , while Chris Evert is the only woman to win US Open singles titles on two surfaces clay and hard.
From through , the US Open deviated from traditional scheduling practices for tennis tournaments with a concept that came to be known as "Super Saturday": However, weather delays forced both sets of semifinals to be held on Friday that year.
The grounds of the US Open have 22 outdoor courts plus 12 practice courts just outside the East Gate consisting of four "show courts" Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, the Grandstand, and Court 17 , 13 field courts, and 5 practice courts.
The main court is the 23,seat  Arthur Ashe Stadium , which opened in It opened with temporary seating in and received its permanent seating the following year.
All the courts used by the US Open are illuminated, allowing matches and television coverage to extend into primetime.
It is a multi-layer cushioned surface and classified by the International Tennis Federation as medium-fast. Open Blue" inside the lines to make it easier for players, spectators, and television viewers to see the ball.
In , the US Open introduced instant replay reviews of line calls, using the Hawk-Eye computer system. It was the first Grand Slam tournament to use the system.
According to many experts, [ who? In , it became available on the Grandstand court. In , JP Morgan Chase renewed its sponsorship of the US Open and, as part of the arrangement, the replay system was renamed to "Chase Review" on in-stadium video and television.
This was her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first Japanese player to win the Grand Slam singles title. This was her first Grand Slam doubles title by previously reaching the final in This was her first Grand Slam doubles title.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands was part of the winning Mixed Doubles team in Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash LSOs may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications.
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