FACTBOX-U.S. Open facts and figures about women's competition

Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:01am BST

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 Aug 22 (Reuters) - Facts and figures relating to the U.S.
Open women's tournament which starts on Monday at Flushing
Meadows, New York:
 2007 champions
 Singles: Justine Henin (Belgium)
 Doubles: Nathalie Dechy (France)/Dinara Safina (Russia)
 
 Most U.S. Open titles
 All competitions: Margaret Osborne duPont (U.S.) 25 (three
singles, 13 doubles, nine mixed doubles)
 Women's singles: Molla B. Mallory (Norway) 8
 
 Youngest singles winner
 Tracy Austin (U.S.) in 1979, aged 16 years, eight months, 28
days
 
 Oldest winner:
 Molla B. Mallory (Norway) in 1926, aged 42 (singles)
 
 Most appearances
 Chris Evert (U.S.) 113, from 1971-89
 
 2008 Prize money (dollars)
 Women's singles: $1,500,000
 Women's doubles:   $420,000
 Mixed doubles:     $150,000
 (Compiled by Neil Maidment; Editing by Tom Pilcher)





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