About the US Open:
The US Open, organized by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is a hard-court tennis grand slam tournament that is held once every year. Founded in 1881, the US Open started off as competition on grass and later on clay surfaces for two years in 1975 and 1977, and finally moved to hard courts since 1978. Also, from 1978, the US Open is being held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York City. US Open, formerly known as US National Championship, has been held 141 times so far with many champions crowned over the years.
About US Open Tennis Tournament 2022:
In 2022, the U.S. Open set a new record for total prize purse, at more than $60 million, up from $57.5 million in 2021. For women’s and men’s singles, the total prize money is $42,628,000, with the winners taking $2.6 million respectively. The men’s and women’s singles runner-ups will each receive $1.3 million.
Men’s Singles Title
In the men’s category, Spanish player Carlos Alcaraz Garcia has lifted his first Grand Slam trophy after defeating C. Ruud, to become the youngest player to reach world No. 1 at just 19 years old. The event was held at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Alcaraz came away with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 win over Ruud to win his first career Grand Slam title.
Women’s Singles Title
In the women’s category, Poland tennis player Iga Świątek defeated O. Jabeur to win the 2022 US Open women’s singles final title.
Men’s Double Title
Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury defeated No. 2 seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neil Skupski 7-6(4), 7-5 to capture the men’s doubles championship and successfully defend their title at the 2022 US Open.
Women’s Double Title
The Czech pair of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova defeated Americans Katie McNeely and Taylor Townsend to win the women’s doubles title.
Mixed Doubles Title
In mixed doubles, the Australian pair of Storm Sanders and John Pearce defeated Kirsten Flipkens and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 to win the title.
For the first time in 21 years, an Australian pair has won the mixed doubles title at the US Open
Written by Pinky Bothra