The 2017 US Open was the 137th 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. Experimental rules featured in qualifying for the main draw as well as in the junior, wheelchair and exhibition events.
The men’s singles tournament concluded with Rafael Nadal defeating Kevin Anderson in the final, while the women’s singles tournament concluded with Sloane Stephens defeating Madison Keys in the final.
The list of important winners are as follows:
Male Singles Title
Rafael Nadal won US Open Men’s Singles Titile by defeating Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. By winning the US Open 2017 Men’s Singles Titile, he won his 16th Grand Slam. Among his 16 Grand Slams, this is Nadal’s third US Open win. For Nadal, this win is just as much a reminder of his longevity as it is a pillar of his legacy. He’s 31, five years younger than Federer, and he’s closing in on Federer’s record 19 Grand Slam titles. During the 2014-2016 seasons Nadal struggled with injuries, but 2017 has seen a return to form for the star. If he’s able to keep this pace up, it looks more than possible for him to catch Federer, although health will be a key component in that quest.
Women’s Singles Title
Sloane Stephens won the US Women’s Singles title in the US Open 2017. Unseeded Sloane Stephens completed a spectacular return from injury by beating fellow American Madison Keys to win the US Open at Flushing Meadows. Stephens, ranked 83rd, beat 15th seed Keys 6-3 6-0 in the final. The 24-year-old was ranked as low as 957th six weeks ago, having only returned from 11 months out with a foot injury at Wimbledon. She becomes only the fifth unseeded woman to win a major title in the Open era.
Men’s Doubles Title
Jean-Julien Rojerof the Netherlands and Romanian Horia Tecau eased past Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-4, 6-3 to claim their first US Open doubles Grand Slam with Rojer making a small political statement following the win. During the trophy presentation, Rojer, who was born and lives in Curacao, was asked about the outfit he was wearing, which featured a florescent yellow shirt with a picture of the Statue of Liberty across the front. The Dutchman explained it was inspired by a rally by white nationalists in Virginia last month that left one woman dead. Meanwhile it was more disappointment for Spain. Spanish teams have been in the Flushing Meadows final three of last four years but again fell short of ending a drought that has stretched back to a victory by Sergio Casal and Emilio Sanchez in 1988.
Women’s Doubles Title
One day after claiming the mixed doubles at the 2017 US Open, Martina Hingis clinched her 13th women’s doubles Grand Slam championship — and brought a brand new partner into the circle of major winners. Chan Yung-Jan and Hingis disposed of the Czech team of Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The Taiwanese/Swiss pairing claimed their seventh title of the year, and their first Grand Slam as partners.
Mixed Double Title
Briton Jamie Murray and Swiss Martina Hingis added the US Open title to their Wimbledon mixed doubles crown with victory over Michael Venus and Hao-Ching Chan at Flushing Meadows. They prevailed 6-1 4-6 10-8 after their third-seeded opponents took the second set to force a championship tie-break. Martina Hingis’ first doubles win came as a 15-year-old in the 1996 Wimbledon women’s doubles, while this year marks the 20th anniversary of her US Open singles title, secured with victory over Venus Williams. Scot Murray, who won the the men’s doubles title with Bruno Soares in New York last year, now has five Grand Slam titles.
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