U.S. Women's Tennis Open History

Events in Sport

  • 1887-10-05 1st U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Hansell beats Laura Knight (6-1, 6-0)
  • 1888-06-15 2nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Bertha Townsend beats Ellen Hansell (6-3, 6-5)
  • 1889-06-15 3rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Bertha Townsend beats Lida Voorhees (7-5, 6-2)
  • 1890-06-13 4th U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Roosevelt beats Bertha Townsend (6-2, 6-2)
  • 1891-06-27 5th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mabel Cahill beats Ellen Roosevelt (6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3)
  • 1892-06-25 6th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore (5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
  • 1893-06-23 7th U.S. Women's National Championship: Aline Terry beats Augusta Schultz (6-1, 6-3)
  • 1894-06-16 8th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Hellwig beats Aline Terry (7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3)
  • 1895-06-29 9th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Helen Hellwig (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)
  • 1896-06-20 10th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Juliette Atkinson (6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 1897-06-19 11th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Elisabeth Moore (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3)
  • 1898-06-18 12th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Marion Jones (6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5)
  • 1899-06-24 13th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks (6-1, 6-1, 7-5)
  • 1900-06-23 14th U.S. Women's National Championship: Myrtle McAteer beats Edith Parker (6-2, 6-2, 6-0)
  • 1901-06-29 15th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Myrtle McAteer (6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2)
  • 1902-06-27 16th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 1-0, ret.)
  • 1903-06-27 17th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Marion Jones (7-5, 8-6)
  • 1904-06-25 18th U.S. Women's National Championship: May Sutton beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 6-2)
  • 1905-06-24 19th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Helen Homans (6-4, 5-7, 6-1)
  • 1906-06-23 20th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Homans beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-4, 6-3)
  • 1907-07-02 21st U.S. Women's National Championship: Evelyn Sears beats Carrie Neely (6-3, 6-2)
  • 1908-06-27 22nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maud Barger-Wallach beats Evelyn Sears (6-3, 1-6, 6-3)
  • 1909-06-27 23rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-0, 6-1)
  • 1910-06-26 24th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond (6-4, 6-2)
  • 1911-06-17 25th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Florence Sutton (8-10, 6-1, 9-7)
  • 1912-06-15 26th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Eleonora Sears (6-4, 6-2)
  • 1913-06-14 27th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Dorothy Green (6-2, 7-5)
  • 1914-06-13 28th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Marie Wagner (6-2, 1-6, 6-1)
  • 1915-06-13 29th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (4-6, 6-2, 6-0)
  • 1916-06-12 30th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Louise Hammond Raymond (6-0, 6-1)
  • 1917-06-23 31st U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Marion Vanderhoef (4-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • 1918-06-22 32nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Eleanor Goss (6-4, 6-3)
  • 1919-06-20 33rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Marion Zinderstein (6-1, 6-2)
  • 1920-09-25 34th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein (6-3, 6-1)
  • 1921-08-20 35th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Mary Browne (4-6, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1922-08-19 36th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Sport awardTennis Open

1926-08-23 40th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6, 6-4, 9-7)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan

Sport awardTennis Open

1930-08-23 44th U.S. Women's National Championship: Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 1931-08-20 45th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (6-4, 6-1)
  • 1932-08-19 46th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin Babcock Stark (6-2, 6-2)
  • 1933-08-10 47th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody (8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret.)
  • 1934-08-18 48th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-1, 6-3)
  • 1935-08-12 49th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-2, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

1936-09-12 50th U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1937-09-11 51st U.S. Women's National Championship: Anita Lizana beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (6-4, 6-2)

  • 1938-09-24 52nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-0, 6-3)
  • 1939-09-17 53rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (6-0, 8-10, 6-4)
  • 1940-09-09 54th U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-3)
  • 1941-09-07 55th U.S. Women's National Championship: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (7-5, 6-2)
  • 1942-09-07 56th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • 1943-09-06 57th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1945-09-03 59th U.S. Women's National Championship: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (3-6, 8-6, 6-4)
  • 1946-09-08 60th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Patricia Canning Todd (11-9, 6-3)
  • 1947-09-14 61st U.S. Women's National Championship: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint (8-6, 4-6, 6-1)
  • 1948-09-19 62nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-4, 15-13)
  • 1949-09-05 63rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-4, 6-1)
  • 1950-09-05 64th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-3, 6-3)
  • 1951-09-05 65th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Shirley Fry Irvin (6-3, 1-6, 6-4)
  • 1952-09-08 66th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-3, 7-5)
  • 1953-09-07 67th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1954-09-06 68th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-8, 6-1, 8-6)
  • 1955-09-11 69th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales (6-4, 6-2)
  • 1956-09-09 70th U.S. Women's National Championship: Shirley Fry Irvin beats Althea Gibson (6-3, 6-4)
  • 1957-09-08 71st U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1958-09-07 72nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (3-6, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard

Sport awardTennis Open

1959-09-13 73rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Christine Truman Janes (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sport awardTennis Open

1967-09-10 81st U.S. Women's National Championship: Billie Jean King beats Ann Jones (11-9, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

1968-09-08 82nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

1969-09-09 83rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

Sport awardTennis Open

1970-09-13 90th Women's U.S. Open: Margaret Court beats Rosemary Casals (6-2, 2-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals

Sport awardTennis Open

1975-09-06 95th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (5-7, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

1981-09-12 101st Women's U.S. Open: Tracy Austin beats Martina Navratilova (1-6, 7-6, 7-6)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

1985-09-07 105th Women's U.S. Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 1-6, 7-6)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

1988-09-10 108th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (6-3, 3-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardTennis Open

1991-09-07 111th Women's U.S. Open: Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

1997-09-07 117th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (6-0, 6-4)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

1999-09-12 119th Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Martina Hingis (6-3, 7-6)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

Sport awardTennis Open

2000-09-10 120th Women's U.S. Open: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

2005-09-11 125th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Mary Pierce (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce

Sport awardTennis Open

2006-09-10 126th Women's U.S. Open: Maria Sharapova beats Justine Henin-Hardenne (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2007-09-09 127th Women's U.S. Open: Justin Henin beats Svetlana Kuznetsova (6-1, 6-3)
  • 2008-09-08 128th Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Jelena Jankovic (6-4, 7-5)
  • 2009-09-14 129th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki (7-5, 6-3)
  • 2010-09-13 130th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Vera Zvonareva (6-2, 6-1)
  • 2011-09-12 131st Women's U.S. Open: Samantha Stosur beats Serena Williams (6-2, 6-3)
  • 2012-09-10 132nd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka (6-2, 2-6, 7-5)
  • 2013-09-09 133rd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka (7-5, 6-7, 6-1)
  • 2014-09-08 134th Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki (6-3, 6-3)
  • 2015-09-12 135th Women's U.S. Open: Flavia Pennetta of Italy beats fellow Italian Roberta Vinci (7-6, 4-7, 6-2)
  • 2016-09-10 136th Women's U.S. Open: Angelique Kerber defeats Karolina Pliskova (6-3, 4-6, 6-4)