2010 US Open (tennis)

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2010 US Open
2010 US Open (tennis) poster.jpg
DateAugust 30 – September 13
Edition130th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt
LocationNew York City, USA
VenueUSTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
United States Vania King / Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Mixed Doubles
United States Liezel Huber / United States Bob Bryan
Boys' Singles
United States Jack Sock
Girls' Singles
Russia Daria Gavrilova
Boys' Doubles
Peru Duilio Beretta / Ecuador Roberto Quiroz
Girls' Doubles
Hungary Tímea Babos / United States Sloane Stephens
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United States David Wagner
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Netherlands Maikel Scheffers / Netherlands Ronald Vink
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer / Netherlands Sharon Walraven
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United States Nick Taylor / United States David Wagner
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The 2010 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts, held from August 30 to September 13, 2010 in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City, United States.

The tournament was initially going to finish with Men's Singles final on September 12, but was postponed due to rain on the last day and just before the men's tournament final. In the previous two years the tournament was also postponed because of weather.

Juan Martín del Potro and Kim Clijsters were the defending champions. Del Potro, due to a wrist injury, opted not to defend his title. Clijsters successfully defended her title with a score of 6–2, 6–1 in the final against Vera Zvonareva.[1]

Notable stories[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Serena Williams' withdrawal[edit]

Vera Zvonareva reached her first US Open final by defeating top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals.

Three-time champion and World No. 1 Serena Williams officially announced her withdrawal from the US Open on 20 August due to foot surgery.[5] Her withdrawal also meant that she and older sister Venus could not pair up to defend the doubles title they won in 2009,[6] and allowed WTA No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki to be installed as the top seed for the tournament,[7] where she was defeated in the semi-finals by Vera Zvonareva. It was the first time since 2003 in which Serena Williams was forced to miss her national championships due to injury, the first Grand Slam tournament she missed through injury since Wimbledon in 2006, the first time since the 2007 Australian Open in which the women's World No. 1 missed a Grand Slam tournament and the first time in the WTA's 35-year rankings history that the World No. 1 missed the US Open.[8]

Other notable withdrawals included two-time champion Justine Henin, as well as men's defending champion Juan Martín del Potro, Tommy Haas, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Ivo Karlović and Mario Ančić. Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Kim Clijsters and John Isner had all been in doubt after suffering minor injuries during lead-up tournaments but all were cleared to play.[9]

Victoria Azarenka collapses[edit]

In a second round match played in 40-degree heat, Belarusian 10th seed Victoria Azarenka collapsed whilst trailing Gisela Dulko 1–5 in the first set. Azarenka was subsequently taken to hospital in a wheelchair where she was diagnosed with mild concussion and later released a statement saying that a mishap in the gym, and not the heat, caused her to collapse during the match.[10][11] Her second round retirement represented her worst ever performance at Flushing Meadows, having never previously fallen before the third round. It was also the second time she was forced to retire from a match at a Major, when she retired in near identical circumstances against Serena Williams at the 2009 Australian Open.

Spanish performance[edit]

The men's tournament was well known for the excellent performances of Spanish players.[12][13] Of the sixteen Spaniards that started in the 128-man draw, six of them reached the fourth round: Rafael Nadal, Fernando Verdasco, Tommy Robredo, David Ferrer, Feliciano López and Albert Montañés. There were two all-Spanish fourth round matches, guaranteeing two Spaniards in the quarter-finals: Nadal vs. López and Ferrer vs. Verdasco (the latter winning in a final set tiebreak). In a rematch of their 2009 Australian Open semi-final, Nadal defeated Verdasco in straight sets in the all-Spanish quarter-final,[14] and went on to become the first Spaniard since Manuel Orantes in 1975 to win the US Open.[15]

Singles players[edit]

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Player(s) of the Day[edit]

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Events[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Spain Rafael Nadal def. Serbia Novak Djokovic, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2

  • It was Nadal's 6th title of the year and 42nd of his career. It was his 3rd slam of the year, first US Open, and 9th slam of his career.

Women's Singles[edit]

Belgium Kim Clijsters def. Russia Vera Zvonareva, 6–2, 6–1

• It was Clijsters' 4th title of the year and 39th of her career. It was her 3rd career Grand Slam singles title and her 3rd and last at the US Open.

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan def. India Rohan Bopanna / Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4).

  • It was the Bryan's ninth grand slam men's doubles title for their careers, and the third US Open crown along with 2005 and 2008. This was Bob's 65th title of his career and the 67th title of Mike's career.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Vania King / Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova def. United States Liezel Huber / Russia Nadia Petrova, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

  • This was the pair of King and Shvedova second women's grand slam doubles title of the year and of their careers to go along with the 2010 Wimbledon crown. This was King's eleventh women's doubles title of her career and Shvedova's third career women's doubles victory.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United States Liezel Huber / United States Bob Bryan def. Czech Republic Květa Peschke / Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, 6–4, 6–4.

  • This victory was the second joint title in a grand slam tournament for the pair of Huber and Bryan, which they won the 2009 French Open together. This was Huber's second mixed double slam, which all were won with Bob, but this was Bob Bryan seventh mixed doubles title for his career. This was the first US Open title for Huber in mixed doubles, but this was Bob's fourth mixed doubles title for his career to go along with titles in 2003, 2004, and 2006.

Boys' Singles[edit]

United States Jack Sock def. United States Denis Kudla, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2

Girls' Singles[edit]

Russia Daria Gavrilova def. Russia Yulia Putintseva, 6–3, 6–2

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Peru Duilio Beretta / Ecuador Roberto Quiroz def. United Kingdom Oliver Golding / Czech Republic Jiří Veselý, 6–1, 7–5

  • It was their second Grand Slam Boys' Doubles title in the year after winning at the French Open.

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Hungary Tímea Babos / United States Sloane Stephens def. Belgium An-Sophie Mestach / Croatia Silvia Njirić, walkover

Wheelchair Men's Singles[edit]

Japan Shingo Kunieda def. France Nicolas Peifer, walkover

Wheelchair Women's Singles[edit]

Netherlands Esther Vergeer def. Australia Daniela Di Toro, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Men's Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Maikel Scheffers / Netherlands Ronald Vink def. France Nicolas Peifer / United States Jon Rydberg, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Women's Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Esther Vergeer / Netherlands Sharon Walraven def. Australia Daniela Di Toro / Netherlands Aniek van Koot, 6–3, 6–3

Wheelchair Quad Singles[edit]

United States David Wagner def. United Kingdom Peter Norfolk, 6–0, 2–6, 6–3

Wheelchair Quad Doubles[edit]

United States Nick Taylor / United States David Wagner def. Sweden Johan Andersson / United Kingdom Peter Norfolk, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)

Champions Invitational[edit]

The Champions Invitational returned for the fifth year with 16 former Grand Slam tournament champions and finalists. It was a doubles only event for the first time, but employed the fan-friendly World TeamTennis format for the second consecutive year. Players were divided into four teams of four players each that were named after members of the US Open Court of Champions. All teams played two matches from Wednesday, September 8, through Saturday, September 11. For the first time, prize money was awarded to the competitors based on their team's order of finish.

The invitees for this year's event included a host of past US Open champions, including sixteen-time US Open champion Martina Navratilova, two-time women's singles champion Tracy Austin (1979, 1981) and 1988 men's singles champion Mats Wilander, as well as the Champion Invitational's first "Hall of Fame team": 2010 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductees Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva, who teamed to win three US Open women's doubles titles, and Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, collectively known as The Woodies, who won back-to-back men's doubles championships in 1995 and 1996.

Also scheduled to compete were U.S. Fed Cup Captain and two-time Grand Slam singles finalist Mary Joe Fernandez, 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang, 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, 1997 French Open champion Iva Majoli, 1996 Wimbledon runner-up MaliVai Washington and 1999 US Open finalist Todd Martin.[26]

Teams[edit]

Results[edit]

Date Winner Loser Score
September 8 Team Connolly Team Tilden 15–10[27]
September 9 Team Kramer Team Gibson 14–11[28]
September 11 Team Tilden Team Gibson 14–11[29]
Team Connolly Team Kramer 14–9[29]

Singles seeds[edit]

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings based on ATP and WTA rankings as of August 23, 2010. Rankings and points were before as of August 30, 2010.

Men's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 1 Spain Rafael Nadal 10,745 720 2,000 12,025 Champion, defeated Serbia Novak Djokovic [3]
2 2 Switzerland Roger Federer 7,215 1,200 720 6,735 Semifinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [3]
3 3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6,665 720 1,200 7,145 Runner-up, lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [1]
4 4 United Kingdom Andy Murray 5,125 180 90 5,035 Third round lost to Switzerland Stan Wawrinka [25]
5 5 Sweden Robin Söderling 4,910 360 360 4,910 Quarterfinals lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
6 6 Russia Nikolay Davydenko 4,285 180 45 4,150 Second round lost to France Richard Gasquet
7 7 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 3,860 90 10 3,780 First round lost to France Michaël Llodra
8 8 Spain Fernando Verdasco 3,330 360 360 3,330 Quarterfinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [1]
9 9 United States Andy Roddick 3,225 90 45 3,180 Second round lost to Serbia Janko Tipsarević
10 12 Spain David Ferrer 3,065 45 180 3,200 Fourth round lost to Spain Fernando Verdasco [8]
11 13 Croatia Marin Čilić 2,855 360 45 2,540 Second round lost to Japan Kei Nishikori [Q]
12 14 Russia Mikhail Youzhny 2,620 45 720 3,295 Semifinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [1]
13 15 Austria Jürgen Melzer 2,470 45 180 2,605 Fourth round lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
14 16 Spain Nicolás Almagro 2,150 90 90 2,150 Third round lost to United States Sam Querrey [20]
15 17 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 2,120 10 10 2,120 First round lost to United States Ryan Harrison [Q]
16 18 Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 2,095 75 10 2,030 First round lost to France Arnaud Clément
17 19 France Gaël Monfils 2,070 180 360 2,250 Quarterfinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [3]
18 20 United States John Isner 1,805 180 90 1,715 Third round lost to Russia Mikhail Youzhny [12]
19 21 United States Mardy Fish 1,751 0 180 1,931 Fourth round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [3]
20 22 United States Sam Querrey 1,705 90 180 1,795 Fourth round lost to Switzerland Stan Wawrinka [25]
21 23 Spain Albert Montañés 1,600 10 180 1,770 Fourth round lost to Sweden Robin Söderling [5]
22 24 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 1,560 180 90 1,470 Third round lost to Austria Jürgen Melzer [13]
23 25 Spain Feliciano López 1,515 10 180 1,685 Fourth round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [1]
24 26 Latvia Ernests Gulbis 1,515 10 10 1,515 First round lost to France Jérémy Chardy
25 27 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 1,510 10 360 1,860 Quarterfinals lost to Russia Mikhail Youzhny [12]
26 28 Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 1,480 70 45 1,455 Second round lost to South Africa Kevin Anderson
27 29 Chile Fernando González 1,340 360 10 990 First round retired against Croatia Ivan Dodig [Q]
28 30 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 1,320 180 10 1,150 First round lost to France Julien Benneteau
29 31 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,315 90 45 1,270 Second round lost to France Gilles Simon
30 32 Argentina Juan Mónaco 1,235 10 10 1,235 First round lost to Canada Peter Polansky [Q]
31 33 Argentina David Nalbandian 1,235 0 90 1,325 Third round lost to Spain Fernando Verdasco [8]
32 34 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 1,215 90 10 1,135 First round lost to France Paul-Henri Mathieu

Withdrawals[edit]

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
10 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 3,170 2,000 1,170 Right wrist injury[30]
11 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3,085 180 2,905 Knee injury[31]

Women's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 2 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6,410 1,400 900 5,910 Semifinals lost to Russia Vera Zvonareva [7]
2 3 Belgium Kim Clijsters 5,325 2,000 2,000 5,325 Champion, defeated Russia Vera Zvonareva [7]
3 4 United States Venus Williams 5,176 280 900 5,796 Semifinals lost to Belgium Kim Clijsters [2]
4 5 Serbia Jelena Janković 5,145 100 160 5,205 Third round lost to Estonia Kaia Kanepi [31]
5 6 Australia Samantha Stosur 4,550 100 500 4,950 Quarterfinals lost to Belgium Kim Clijsters [2]
6 7 Italy Francesca Schiavone 4,450 280 500 4,670 Quarterfinals lost to United States Venus Williams [3]
7 8 Russia Vera Zvonareva 4,430 280 1,400 5,550 Runner-up, lost to Belgium Kim Clijsters [2]
8 9 China Li Na 4,015 500 5 3,520 First round lost to Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
9 10 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 3,995 100 100 3,995 Second round lost to China Peng Shuai
10 11 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 3,775 160 100 3,715 Second round retired against Argentina Gisela Dulko
11 13 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 3,516 280 280 3,516 Fourth round lost to Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
12 12 Russia Elena Dementieva 3,765 100 280 3,945 Fourth round lost to Australia Samantha Stosur [5]
13 14 France Marion Bartoli 3,455 100 100 3,455 Second round lost to France Virginie Razzano
14 17 Russia Maria Sharapova 3,330 160 280 3,450 Fourth round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [1]
15 18 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 3,310 900 280 2,690 Fourth round lost to Estonia Kaia Kanepi [31]
16 19 Israel Shahar Pe'er 3,175 160 280 3,295 Fourth round lost to United States Venus Williams [3]
17 16 Russia Nadia Petrova 3,345 280 5 3,070 First round lost to Germany Andrea Petkovic
18 20 France Aravane Rezaï 3,005 5 100 3,100 Second round lost to United States Beatrice Capra [WC]
19 21 Italy Flavia Pennetta 2,905 500 160 2,565 Third round lost to Israel Shahar Pe'er [16]
20 22 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,505 5 280 2,780 Fourth round lost to Italy Francesca Schiavone [6]
21 23 China Zheng Jie 2,351 160 100 2,291 Second round lost to Serbia Ana Ivanovic
22 24 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 2,285 160 100 2,225 Second round lost to Switzerland Patty Schnyder
23 25 Russia Maria Kirilenko 2,275 160 160 2,275 Third round lost to Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova [11]
24 26 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 2,045 280 160 1,925 Third round lost to Russia Elena Dementieva [12]
25 27 Romania Alexandra Dulgheru 2,005 5 160 2,160 Third round lost to Russia Vera Zvonareva [7]
26 28 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 1,975 5 5 1,975 First round lost to Austria Tamira Paszek [Q]
27 29 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 1,869 280 160 1,749 Third round lost to Belgium Kim Clijsters [2]
28 30 Russia Alisa Kleybanova 1,840 5 100 1,935 Second round lost to Italy Sara Errani
29 33 Ukraine Alona Bondarenko 1,723 100 160 1,783 Third round lost to Italy Francesca Schiavone [6]
30 31 Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova 1,770 160 5 1,615 First round lost to Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino [Q]
31 32 Estonia Kaia Kanepi 1,725 5 500 2,220 Quarterfinals lost to Russia Vera Zvonareva [7]
32 34 Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 1,708 5 100 1,803 Second round lost to Luxembourg Mandy Minella [Q]

Withdrawals[edit]

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
1 United States Serena Williams 7,895 900 6,995 Foot surgery[32]
15 Belgium Justine Henin 3,415 0 3,415 Right elbow injury[33]

Wildcard entries[edit]

Below are the lists of the wildcard awardees entering in the main draws and in the qualifying draws.

Mixed Doubles Wildcard entries[edit]

  1. United States Beatrice Capra / United States Jack Sock
  2. United States Jill Craybas / United States Michael Russell
  3. United States Nicole Gibbs / United States Sam Querrey
  4. United States Carly Gullickson / United States Travis Parrott
  5. United States Racquel Kops-Jones / United States Eric Butorac
  6. United States Melanie Oudin / United States Ryan Harrison
  7. United States Abigail Spears / United States Scott Lipsky

Protected ranking[edit]

The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:

Qualifier entries[edit]

Below are the lists of the qualifiers entering the main draw.