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The U.S. Open is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. It is played in Queens, New York City in the USA. It is run by United States Tennis Association. The tournament has been played on three different surfaces:

The tournament was first played in 1881 for men, and 1887 for women. In 2006, the U.S. Open became the first Grand Slam to use Hawk-Eye. Hawk-Eye is a machine that can give a virtual replay of the shot that has just been played - this is useful for seeing if the ball was in or out. When a player does not agree with the umpire, they can ask to use Hawk-Eye. As of 2007, the other three Grand Slams use this machine too.

The U.S. Open is the final Grand Slam of the year and is played over two weeks, in late August and early September.


Past champions

Current champions

Event Champion Runner-up Score
2010 Men's Singles Spain Rafael Nadal Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
2010 Women's Singles Belgium Kim Clijsters Russia Vera Zvonareva 6–2, 6–1
2010 Men's Doubles United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6, 7–6
2010 Women's Doubles United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
United States Liezel Huber
Russia Nadia Petrova
2–6, 6–4, 7–6(4)
2010 Mixed Doubles United States Liezel Huber
United States Bob Bryan
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 6–4


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Preceded by
Grand Slam Tournament
Succeeded by
Australian Open
Preceded by
New Haven
US Open Series
Succeeded by