(Reuters) - Following are facts and records ahead of the 140th edition of the U.S. Open, which begins on Monday.
Men’s/women’s singles winner: $3 million
Men’s/women’s singles runner-up: $1.5 million
Total prize pot: $39 million
Spectators will not be allowed to attend matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Arthur Ashe Stadium
The stadium is named after Arthur Ashe, who won the men’s singles title at the U.S. Open in 1968, the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975.
- Louis Armstrong Stadium
The arena was opened during the 2018 U.S. Open to replace the 1978 stadium of the same name. It has a retractable roof, the largest of its kind among number two stadiums at Grand Slam venues.
The court made its debut on the first day of the 2016 U.S. Open.
1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2-Dominic Thiem (Austria)
3-Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
4-Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
5-Alexander Zverev (Germany)
6-Matteo Berrettini (Italy)
1-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
2-Sofia Kenin (U.S.)
3-Serena Williams (U.S.)
4-Naomi Osaka (Japan)
5-Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)
MOST CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
Before 1968: 7 - Bill Tilden (U.S.), William Larned (U.S.), Richard Sears (U.S.)
Open Era: 5 - Roger Federer (Switzerland), Pete Sampras (U.S.), Jimmy Connors (U.S.)
Before 1968: 8 - Molla Mallory (U.S.)
Open Era: 6 - Serena Williams (U.S.), Chris Evert (U.S.)
Men’s singles - Pete Sampras (U.S) (1990): Aged 19 years, 28 days
Women’s singles - Tracy Austin (U.S) (1979): Aged 16 years, 8 months, 28 days
Men’s singles - William Larned (U.S.) (1911): Aged 38 years, 8 months, 3 days
Women’s singles - Molla Mallory (U.S.) (1926): Aged 42 years, 5 months, 27 days
Most aces in a tournament (since 1991)
Men’s singles: 144 - Pete Sampras (U.S.) in 2002
Women’s singles: 70 - Serena Williams (U.S.) in 1999
Most aces in a match (since 1991)
Men’s singles: 61 - Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) in 2016
Women’s singles: 18 - Serena Williams in 2016 and 2018, Venus Williams in 2015
Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond
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