Tennis Quiz: What do you know about the US Open?

The US Open is usually the last Grand Slam tournament of the season. Test yourself in our trivia about this tournament before it starts.



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#1. When was the first US Open tennis tournament played?

The tournament originally known as U.S. National Championship was played for the first time in 1881 on grass courts in Newport, Rhode Islands

#2. Where is the US Open currently played?

Since 1978, US Open is played at USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York.

#3. Has US Open ever been played on clay?

US Open was played on the clay three times from 1975 until 1977.

Originally US Open was played on grass courts (1881 – 1974), then switched for three seasons to clay and since 1978 it is played on hard courts at Flushing Meadows.

#4. Have qualifier ever won a US Open singles title?

Emma Raducanu, a British rising tennis star, won the US Open ladies’ singles in 2021 as the qualifier. That means, she won 10 matches altogether (three in qualification and seven in the main draw).

There were other three players who won the US Open as unseeded (Agassi 1994, Clijsters 2009, Stephens 2017).

#5. Who played in four US Open finals and lost all of them?

Bjorn Borg played in the US Open singles finals four times but lost all of them:
1976 and 1978 with Jimmy Connors
1980 and 1981 with John McEnroe

Jan Kodes has just two US Open finals (1971 lost with Stan Smith, 1973 lost with John Newcombe)
Tony Roches has just two US Open finals (1969 lost with Rod Laver, 1970 lost with Ken Rosewall)

#6. Who played the most consecutive US Open singles finals in open era?

Ivan Lendl played eight consecutive US Open finals from 1982 until 1989. He won three times in 1985, 1986, and 1987.

Roger Federer has six consecutive finals (2004 – 2009, with record 5 Wins – 1 Loss), and Jimmy Connors played five consecutive finals (1974 – 1978, with record 3 wins – 2 Losses).

#7. Which country won US Open men singles more times?

Swedish players won US Open three times, Mats Wilander in 1988 and Stefan Edberg in 1991 and 1992.

Argentina celebrated two times (1977 Guillermo Villas, 2009 Juan Martin Del Potro), and Austria one time (2020 Dominic Thiem).

#8. Who won more US Open ladies singles titles?

Serena Williams won US Open six times (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014).

Steffi Graf won US Open five times (1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996) and Martina Navratilova four times (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987).

#9. How many titles from US Open ladies singles were won by Czech players?

Hana Mandlikova is the only Czech player who won the US Open singles. In 1985, she defeated Martina Navratilova 7:6 1:6 7:6. She played finals also in 1980 and 1982, both lost both matches with Chris Evert.

Martina Navratilova, who was born in the Czech Republic, was stripped of her Czech citizenship in 1975, so all her four US Open titles were won under the US flag.

Karolina Pliskova in 2016, and Helena Sukova in 1986 and 1993 played US Open finals too both lost their matches.


#10. Who has more US Open singles titles?

Jimmy Connors won the US Open five times (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983).

John McEnroe won four US Open tournaments (1979, 1980, 1981, 1984) and Andre Agassi just two (1994, 1999).


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Simon is the leading editor of from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

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