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Just imagine; at one time, the fine originators of the US Open only wanted their tournament to be an exclusive entertainment event.

Now the US Open houses a $17-million prize championship for over 600 male and female professionals and is gaining popularity at a rapid pace.

The US Open is the final of four events in the Grand Slam tennis tournament that is held annually for two weeks during the months of August and September.

Who needs only one championship? The US Open has five, including men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles as well as additional tournaments for wheelchair and junior players.

How about some history? Given that its birth was in the United States, it is only appropriate that most of the record holders are American.

Richard Sears (USA), Bill Larned (USA) and Bill Tilden (USA) all hold the record for most singles championships in US Open history, with Sears winning all of his titles in consecutive years. Jimmy Connors (USA) and Pete Sampras (USA) each hold five singles titles apiece.

Want more proof that this tournament is often dominated by the US? Check the ladies side of things with Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (USA) winning eight singles titles and Chris Evert (USA) claiming six. Of their titles, Mallory, Evert and Helen Jacobs (USA) all won four consecutive titles in a row.

Fast-forward to present day and the tournament houses some of the biggest names in professional sports, not just in the tennis world. The list isn’t dominated solely by Americans either, like the sport once used to be.

Roger Federer (Swiss), Kim Clijsters (BEL), Rafael Nadal (SPN), Andy Roddick (USA), Lindsay Davenport (USA) and Andre Agassi (USA) are just some of the great players that will allow the US Open to gain even more of an audience.

With more fans attending the US Open to watch young players like Nadal and Federer (neither player is older than 25), as well as TV ratings charting new heights, the tournament has plenty of excitement to build upon heading into the future and beyond.


Top Information Websites

US Open 2006
Official website for the 2006 US Tennis Open.

USTA.com
The United State Tennis Association’s official website features in depth information about pro tennis, tournaments and leagues (including the US Open).

TennisTours.com
Source for tennis news, player stories and overall entertainment.

BBC Sport
BBC’s US Tennis Open web page. Features news, photos and daily results.

YAHOO! Tennis
YAHOO! Sports page features news stories and world player rankings as well as links to other sports pages.

ESPN.com Tennis
ESPN.com’s official tennis web page.

FOX Sports.com Tennis
FOX Sports.com page gives you news stories, photos and rankings for both the ATP and WTA.

SI.com’s US Open Page
News stories, player profiles and stats.


Top Information Websites

Five best women’s matches
BBC.com ranks the five best women’s matches of all time.

Agassi, Williams sister add bounce to tennis’ boom
In 1999, Venus and Serena Williams were just about to appear on a national stage, where as Andre Agassi was rekindling his tennis fire at age 29.

This day is US Open History
CNN/SI.com takes a look at some of the headline moments in US Open history.

Top 10 Tennis Moments
SI.com’s Justin Gimelstob reviews his top 10 tennis moments from 2005, including Andre Agassi and James Blake battle at the US Open.

Instant Replay comes to Tennis
Following in the footsteps as the NFL and NBA, pro tennis will introduce instant replay at the 2006 US Open.

US Open Quiz
Want to test your knowledge of the US Open? Do it here at About.com.


US Open Winners

Year Men Ladies
2006 Roger Federer Maria Sharapova
2005 Roger Federer Justine Henin-Hardenne
2004 Roger Federer Svetlana Kuznetsova
2003 Andy Roddick Kim Clijsters
2002 Pete Sampras Serena Williams
2001 Lleyton Hewitt Venus Williams
2000 Marat Safin Venus Williams
1999 Andre Agassi Serena Williams
1998 Patrick Rafter Lindsay Davenport
1997 Patrick Rafter Martina Hingis
1996 Pete Sampras Steffi Graf
1995 Pete Sampras Steffi Graf
1994 Andre Agassi Sanchez Vicario
1993 Pete Sampras Steffi Graf
1992 Stefan Edberg Monica Seles
1991 Stefan Edberg Monica Seles
1990 Pete Sampras Gabriela Sabatini
1989 Boris Becker Steffi Graf
1988 Mats Wilander Steffi Graf
1987 Ivan Lendl Martina Navratilova
1986 Ivan Lendl Martina Navratilova
1985 Ivan Lendl Hana Mandlikova
1984 John McEnroe Martina Navratilova
1983 Jimmy Connors Martina Navratilova
1982 Jimmy Connors Chris Evert Lloyd
1981 John McEnroe Tracy Austin
1980 John McEnroe Chris Evert Lloyd
1979 John McEnroe Tracy Austin
1978 Jimmy Connors Christine Marie Evert
1977 Guillermo Vilas Christine Marie Evert
1976 Jimmy Connors Christine Marie Evert
1975 Manuel Orantes Christine Marie Evert
1974 Jimmy Connors Billie Jean King
1973 John Newcombe Margaret Smith Court
1972 Ilie Nastase Billie Jean King
1971 Stan Smith Billie Jean King
1970 Ken Rosewall Margaret Smith Court
1969 Rod Laver Margaret Smith Court
1968 Arthur Ashe Virginia Wade
1967 John Newcombe Billie Jean Moffitt King
1966 Fred Stolle Maria Bueno
1965 Manuel Santana Margaret Smith
1964 Roy Emerson Maria Bueno
1963 Rafael Osuna Maria Bueno
1962 Rodney Laver Margaret Smith
1961 Roy Emerson Darlene R. Hard
1960 Neale Fraser Darlene R. Hard
1959 Neale Fraser Maria Bueno
1958 Ashley J. Cooper Althea Gibson
1957 Malcolm J. Anderson Althea Gibson
1956 Ken Rosewall Shirley J. Fry
1955 Tony Trabert Doris Hart
1954 E. Victor Seixas Jr. Doris Hart
1953 Tony Trabert Maureen Connolly
1952 Frank Sedgman Maureen Connolly
1951 Frank Sedgman Maureen Connolly
1950 Arthur Larsen Margaret Osborne duPont
1949 Richard A. Gonzales Margaret Osborne duPont
1948 Richard A. Gonzales Margaret Osborne duPont
1947 Jack Kramer A. Louise Brough
1946 Kramer Pauline Betz
1945 Sgt. Frank Parker Sarah Palfrey Cooke
1944 Sgt. Frank Parker Pauline Betz
1943 Lt. Joseph R. Hunt Pauline Betz
1942 Frederick R. Schroeder Jr. Pauline Betz
1941 Robert Riggs Sarah Palfrey Cooke
1940 Donald McNeill Alice Marble
1939 Robert Riggs Alice Marble
1938 J. Donald Budge Alice Marble
1937 J. Donald Budge Anita Lizana
1936 Fred Perry Alice Marble
1935 Wilmer L. Allison Helen H. Jacobs
1934 Fred Perry Helen H. Jacobs
1933 Fred Perry Helen H. Jacobs
1932 H. Ellsworth Vines Helen H. Jacobs
1931 H. Ellsworth Vines Helen Wills Moody
1930 John H. Doeg Betty Nuthall
1929 William T. Tilden Helen Wills
1928 Henri Cochet Helen Wills
1927 Rene Lacoste Helen Wills
1926 Rene Lacoste Molla B. Mallory
1925 William T. Tilden Wills
1924 William T. Tilden Helen Wills
1923 William T. Tilden Helen Wills
1922 William T. Tilden Molla B. Mallory
1921 William T. Tilden Molla B. Mallory
1920 William T. Tilden Molla B. Mallory
1919 William M. Johnston Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
1918 R. Lindley Murray Molla Bjurstedt
1917 R. Lindley Murray Molla Bjurstedt
1916 Richard N. Williams Molla Bjurstedt
1915 William M. Johnston Molla Bjurstedt
1914 Richard N. Williams Mary Browne
1913 Maurice E. McLoughlin Mary Browne
1912 Maurice E. McLoughlin Mary Browne
1911 William A. Larned Hazel Hotchkiss
1910 William A Larned Hazel Hotchkiss
1909 William A Larned Hazel Hotchkiss
1908 William A. Larned Maud Barger-Wallach
1907 William A. Larned Evelyn Sears
1906 William A. Larned Helen Homans
1905 Beals C. Wright Elisabeth Moore
1904 Holcombe Ward May Sutton
1903 Hugh L. Doherty Elisabeth Moore
1902 William A. Larned Marion Jones
1901 William A. Larned Elisabeth Moore
1900 Malcolm D. Whitman Myrtle McAteer
1899 Malcolm D. Whitman Marion Jones
1898 Malcolm D. Whitman Juliette Atkinson
1897 Robert D. Wrenn Juliette Atkinson
1896 Robert D. Wrenn Elisabeth Moore
1895 Fred H. Hovey Juliette Atkinson
1894 Robert D. Wrenn Helen Hellwig
1893 Robert D. Wrenn Aline Terry
1892 Oliver S. Campbell Mabel Cahill
1891 Oliver S. Campbell Mabel Cahill
1890 Oliver S. Campbell Ellen C. Roosevelt
1889 Henry W. Slocum Jr. Bertha L. Townsend
1888 Henry W. Slocum Jr. Bertha L. Townsend
1887 Richard D. Sears Ellen Hansell
1886 Richard D. Sears
1885 Richard D. Sears
1884 Richard D. Sears
1883 Richard D. Sears
1882 Richard D. Sears
1881 Richard D. Sears  

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