US Tennis Open Women’s Singles Champion 1887-2017

US Tennis Open Women’s Singles Champion 1887-2017

Australia Has Not Won A US Women’s Singles Tournament Since 2011

Victor P Taffa

Australian Open Male Singles Tennis Champions Before And After Introduction Of Open Era In May 1968

  • 4 is No. Of Australian Women To Win US Open 1969-2017
  • 2 is No. Of Australian Women To Win US Open 1887-1968
  • 46 is No. Of Opens Australians Did Not Win 1969-2017
  • 79 is No. Of Opens Australians Did Not Win 1887-1968
  • 50 is Total No. Of Opens Contested 1969-2017
  • 81 is Total No. Of Opens Contested 1887-1968

US Tennis Open Women’s Singles Champion

US Open women’s singles championship is an annual tennis tournament that is part of the US Open and has been held since 1887. It is played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, New York City, United States.

US Open is played during a two-week period in late August and early September, and has been chronologically the last of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the tennis season since 1987.

Philadelphia Cricket Club (1887-1920) and Forest Hills (1921–1977) hosted the event before it settled in 1978 at the USTA National Tennis Center, now the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York City.

United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national body that organizes this event.

Champion receives a full-size replica of the event’s trophy engraved with her name. In 2017, the winner received prize money of US$3.7 Million.

Surface

Court surface changed from grass (1887–1974), to Har-Truclay (1975–1977), to hard courts since 1978.

 

Year                Champion                                       Runner-up

2017                Sloane Stephens (USA)                      Madison Keys (USA)

2016                Angelique Kerber (GER)                    Karolina Pliskova (CZE)

2015                Flavia Pennetta (ITA)                         Roberta Vinci (ITA)

2014                Serena Williams (USA)                       Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

2013                Serena Williams (USA)                       Victoria Azarenka (BEL)

2012                Serena Williams (USA)                       Victoria Azarenka (BEL)

2011                Samantha Stosur (AUS)                     Serena Williams (USA)

2010                Kim Clijsters (BE)                              Vera Zvonareva (RUS)

2009                Kim Clijsters (BE)                              Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

2008                Serena Williams (USA)                       Jelena Jankovic (SER)

2007                Justine Henin (BE)                              Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)

2006                Maria Sharapova (RUS)                      Justine Henin (BE)

2005                Kim Clijsters (BE)                              Mary Pierce (FRA)

2004                Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)               Elena Dementieva (RUS)

2003                Justine Henin (BE)                              Kim Clijsters (BE)

2002                Serena Williams (USA)                       Venus Williams (USA)

2001                Venus Williams (USA)                       Serena Williams (USA)

2000                Venus Williams (USA)                       Lindsay Davenport (USA)

1999                Serena Williams (USA)                       Martina Hingis (SWI)

1998                Lindsay Davenport (USA)                 Martina Hingis (SWI)

1997                Martina Hingis (SWI)                         Venus Williams (USA)

1996                Steffi Graf (GER)                               Monica Seles (USA)

1995                Steffi Graf (GER)                               Monica Seles (USA)

1994                Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)         Steffi Graf (WEG)

1993                Steffi Graf (GER)                               Helena Sukova (CZE)

1992                Monica Seles (YUG)                          Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)

1991                Monica Seles (YUG)                          Martina Navratilova (USA)

1990                Gabriela Sabatini (ARG)                    Steffi Graf (WEG)

1989                Steffi Graf (WEG)                              Martina Navratilova (USA)

1988                Steffi Graf (WEG)                              Gabriela Sabatini (ARG)

1987                Martina Navratilova (USA)                Steffi Graf (WEG)

1986                Martina Navratilova (USA)                Helena Sukova (CZE)

1985                Hana Mandlikova (CZE)                    Martina Navratilova (USA)

1984                Martina Navratilova (USA)                Chris Evert (USA)

1983                Martina Navratilova (USA)                Chris Evert (USA)

1982                Chris Evert (USA)                              Hana Mandlikova (CZE)

1981                Tracy Austin (USA)                            Martina Navratilova (USA)

1980                Chris Evert (USA)                              Hana Mandlikova (CZE)

1979                Tracy Austin (USA)                            Chris Evert (USA)

1978                Chris Evert (USA)                              Pam Shriver (USA)

1977                Chris Evert (USA)                              Wendy Turnbull (AUS)

1976                Chris Evert (USA)                              Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)

1975                Chris Evert (USA)                              Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)

1974                Billie Jean King (USA)                       Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)

1973                Margaret Court (AUS)                        Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)

1972                Billie Jean King (USA)                       Kerry Melville Reid (AUS)

1971                Billie Jean King (USA)                       Rosemary Casals (USA)

1970                Margaret Court (AUS)                        Rosemary Casals (USA)

1969                Margaret Court (AUS)                        Nancy Richey (USA)

1968                Virginia Wade (UK)                           Billie Jean King (USA)

US Open

Open Era Tennis Begins May 1968

1967                Billie Jean King (USA)                       Ann Haydon Jones (UK)

1966                Maria Bueno (BRA)                           Nancy Richey (USA)

1965                Margaret Court (AUS)                        Billie Jean King (USA)

1964                Maria Bueno (BRA)                           Carole Caldwell Graebner (USA)

1963                Maria Bueno (BRA)                           Margaret Court (AUS)

1962                Margaret Court (AUS)                        Darlene Hard (USA)

1961                Darlene Hard (USA)                           Ann Haydon Jones (UK)

1960                Darlene Hard (USA)                           Maria Bueno (BRA)

1959                Maria Bueno (BRA)                           Christine Truman Janes (UK)

1958                Althea Gibson (USA)                         Darlene Hard (USA)

1957                Althea Gibson (USA)                         Louise Brough (USA)

1956                Shirley Fry Irvin (USA)                      Althea Gibson (USA)

1955                Doris Hart (USA)                               Patricia Ward Hales (UK)

1954                Doris Hart (USA)                               Louise Brough (USA)

1953                Maureen Connolly (USA)                   Doris Hart (USA)

1952                Maureen Connolly (USA)                   Doris Hart (USA)

1951                Maureen Connolly (USA)                   Shirley Fry Irvin (USA)

1950                Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)       Doris Hart (USA)

1949                Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)       Doris Hart (USA)

1948                Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)       Louise Brough (USA)

1947                Louise Brough (USA)                         Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)

1946                Pauline Betz (USA)                            Doris Hart (USA)

1945                Sarah Palfrey Cooke (USA)               Pauline Betz (USA)

1944                Pauline Betz (USA)                            Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)

1943                Pauline Betz (USA)                            Louise Brough (USA)

1942                Pauline Betz (USA)                            Louise Brough (USA)

1941                Sarah Palfrey Cooke (USA)               Pauline Betz (USA)

1940                Alice Marble (USA)                            Helen Jacobs (USA)

1939                Alice Marble (USA)                            Helen Jacobs (USA)

1938                Alice Marble (USA)                            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)

1937                Anita Lizana (CHL)                            Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (POL)

1936                Alice Marble (USA)                            Helen Jacobs (USA)

1935                Helen Jacobs (USA)                           Sarah Palfrey Cooke (USA)

1934                Helen Jacobs (USA)                           Sarah Palfrey Cooke (USA)

1933                Helen Jacobs (USA)                           Helen Wills Moody (USA)

1932                Helen Jacobs (USA)                           Carolin Babcock Stark (USA)

1931                Helen Wills Moody (USA)                 Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (UK)

1930                Betty Nuthall (UK)                             Anna McCune Harper (USA)

1929                Helen Wills (USA)                              Phoebe Holcroft Watson (UK)

1928                Helen Wills (USA)                              Helen Jacobs (USA)

1927                Helen Wills (USA)                              Betty Nuthall (UK)

1926                Molla Mallory (USA)                          Elizabeth Ryan (USA)

1925                Helen Wills (USA)                              Kitty McKane Godfree (UK)

1924                Helen Wills (USA)                              Molla Mallory (USA)

1923                Helen Wills (USA)                              Molla Mallory (USA)

1922                Molla Mallory (USA)                          Helen Wills (USA)

1921                Molla Mallory (USA)                          Mary Browne (USA)

1920                Molla Mallory (USA)                          Marion Zinderstein (USA)

1919                Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (USA)    Marion Zinderstein (USA)

1918                Molla Bjurstedt (NOR)                       Eleanor Goss (USA)

1917                Molla Bjurstedt (NOR)                       Marion Vanderhoef (USA)

1916                Molla Bjurstedt (NOR)                       Louise Hammond Raymond (USA)

1915                Molla Bjurstedt (NOR)                       Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (USA)

1914                Mary Browne (USA)                          Marie Wagner (USA)

1913                Mary Browne (USA)                          Dorothy Green (USA)

1912                Mary Browne (USA)                          Eleonora Sears (USA)

1911                Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (USA)    Florence Sutton (USA)

1910                Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (USA)    Louise Hammond Raymond (USA)

1909                Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (USA)    Maud Barger-Wallach (USA)

1908                Maud Barger-Wallach (USA)             Evelyn Sears (USA)

1907                Evelyn Sears (USA)                            Carrie Neely (USA)

1906                Helen Homans (USA)                         Maud Barger-Wallach (USA)

1905                Elisabeth Moore (USA)                      Helen Homans (USA)

1904                May Sutton (USA)                             Elisabeth Moore (USA)

1903                Elisabeth Moore (USA)                      Marion Jones (USA)

1902                Marion Jones (USA)                           Elisabeth Moore (USA)

1901                Elisabeth Moore (USA)                      Myrtle McAteer (USA)

1900                Myrtle McAteer (USA)                      Edith Parker (USA)

1899                Marion Jones (USA)                           Maud Banks (USA)

1898                Juliette Atkinson (USA)                     Marion Jones (USA)

1897                Juliette Atkinson (USA)                     Elisabeth Moore (USA)

1896                Elisabeth Moore (USA)                      Juliette Atkinson (USA)

1895                Juliette Atkinson (USA)                     Helen Hellwig (USA)

1894                Helen Hellwig (USA)                         Aline Terry (USA)

1893                Aline Terry (USA)                              Augusta Schultz (USA)

1892                Mabel Cahill (UK)                              Elisabeth Moore (USA)

1891                Mabel Cahill (UK)                              Ellen Roosevelt (USA)

1890                Ellen Roosevelt (USA)                       Bertha Townsend (USA)

1889                Bertha Townsend (USA)                    Lida Voorhees (USA)

1888                Bertha Townsend (USA)                    Ellen Hansell (USA)

1887                Ellen Hansell (USA)                           Laura Knight (USA)

U.S. National Championships 1887-1967

 

Multiple Champions

Player                                                   Amateur Era Open Era       All-Time         Years

Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (NOR, USA)           8                      0                      8                      1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1926,

Helen Wills Moody (USA)                             7                      0                      7                      1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931,

Chris Evert (USA)                                            0                      6                      6                      1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982,

Serena Williams (USA)                                   0                      6                      6                      1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014,

Margaret Court (AUS)                                    2                      3                      5                      1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1973,

Steffi Graf (WEG, GER)                               0                      5                      5                      1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996,

Elisabeth Moore (USA)                                  4                      0                      4                      1896, 1901, 1903, 1905,

Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (USA)                4                      0                      4                      1909, 1910, 1911, 1919,

Helen Jacobs (USA)                                       4                      0                      4                      1932, 1933, 1934, 1935,

Alice Marble (USA)                                        4                      0                      4                      1936, 1938, 1939, 1940,

Pauline Betz Addie (USA)                             4                      0                      4                      1942, 1943, 1944, 1946,

Maria Bueno (BRA)                                       4                      0                      4                      1959, 1963, 1964, 1966,

Billie Jean King (USA)                                   1                      3                      4                      1967, 1971, 1972, 1974,

Martina Navratilova (USA)                            0                      4                      4                      1983, 1984, 1986, 1987,

Juliette Atkinson (USA)                                 3                      0                      3                      1895, 1897, 1898,

Mary Browne (USA)                                         3                      0                      3                      1912, 1913, 1914,

Margaret Osborne duPont (USA                    3                      0                      3                      1948, 1949, 1950,

Maureen Connolly (USA)                               3                      0                      3                      1951, 1952, 1953,

Kim Clijsters (BE)                                          0                      3                      3                      2005, 2009, 2010,

Bertha Townsend (USA)                                2                      0                      2                      1888, 1889,

Mabel Cahill (UK)                                          2                      0                      2                      1891, 1892,

Marion Jones (USA)                                       2                      0                      2                      1899, 1902,

Sarah Palfrey Cooke (USA)                           2                      0                      2                      1941, 1945,

Doris Hart (USA)                                           2                      0                      2                      1954, 1955,

Althea Gibson (USA)                                     2                      0                      2                      1957, 1958,

Darlene Hard (USA)                                       2                      0                      2                      1960, 1961,

Tracy Austin (USA)                                        0                      2                      2                      1979, 1981,

Monica Seles (YUG)                                      0                      2                      2                      1991, 1992,

Venus Williams (USA)                                   0                      2                      2                      2000, 2001,

Justine Henin (BE)                                          0                      2                      2                      2003, 2007,

 

Abbreviations

ARG               Argentina

AUS                Australia

AU                  Austria

BAH               Bahamas

BEL                Belarus

BE                   Belgium

BRA                Brazil

CAN               Canada

CHL                Chile

CRO                Croatia

CZE                Czech Republic

CZE                Czechoslovakia

DEN                Denmark

ECU                Ecuador

FIN                 Finland

FRA                France

GER                Germany

HUN               Hungary

IND                 India

ISR                  Israel

ITA                 Italy

JAP                 Japan

MEX               Mexico

NAZ                Nazi Germany

NET                The Netherlands

NOR               Norway

PER                 Peru

POL                Poland

ROM               Romania

RUS                Russia

SA                   South Africa

SER                 Serbia

SPA                 Spain

SWE                Sweden

SWI                 Switzerland

UK                  United Kingdom

URU               Uruguay

USA                United States of America

WEG               West Germany

YUG               Yugoslavia

ZIM                 Zimbabwe