Serena Williams lead the singles charge, and U.S. players from the pro ranks through the juniors and wheelchair play scored in doubles during the US Open.
Williams advanced to the women’s singles final as the No. 17 seed, but in the end was part of the coming-out party of No. 20 seed Naomi Osaka of Japan.
In doubles American CoCo Vandeweghe won the women’s title, Bethanie Mattek-Sands the mixed doubles title, and Mike Bryan and Jack Sock teamed for the men’s championship.
Mattek-Sands returned from a devastating knee injury that occurred last year at Wimbledon, and held back tears in her acceptance speech.
“Going from not being able to get myself out of bed last year to play in this final — I don’t care what anyone tells you; if you’re too old or you’re too young, you’re too big or you’re too small. You haven’t had enough opportunities or you’re still waiting for yours. You can do anything you put your mind to. Go out there and choose your attitude. Choose happiness every day no matter what and big things will happen.”
The 40-year-old Mike Bryan was playing with Sock as his brother Bob recovers from hip surgery, and collected his 18th Grand Slam title.
Americans CoCo Gauff/Caty McNally won the all-American girls’ doubles title over Hailey Baptiste/Dalayna Hewitt, and finishing runner-up in the boys’ doubles final were Emilio Nava/Axel Nefve.
Top-seeded American David Wagner won the Wheelchair Quad Doubles title with Brit partner Andy Lapthorne.
“[Opponents] Bryan and Dylan played awesome, and it was great playing in the new Louis Armstrong Stadium,” Wagner said. “I can’t wait until next year.”
The 2018 US Open set an all-time attendance record with more than 800,000 people passing through the gates of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Winners and finalists:
Women’s Singles Final: (20) Naomi Osaka (JPN) d. (17) Serena Williams (USA) 6-2, 6-4
Men’s Singles Final: (6) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. (3) Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3
Women’s Doubles Final: (13) Ashleigh Barty (AUS)/CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) d. (2) Timea Babos (HUN)/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(8)
Men’s Doubles Final: (3) Mike Bryan/Jack Sock (USA) d. (7) Lukasz Kubot (POL)/Marcelo Melo (BRA) 6-3, 6-1
Mixed Doubles Final: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)/Jamie Murray (GBR) d. Alicja Rosolska (POL)/Nikola Mektic (CRO) 2-6, 6-3, 11-9
Girls’ Singles Final: (3) Xiyu Wang (CHN) d. (11) Clara Burel (FRA) 7-6(7), 6-2
Boys’ Singles Final: (6) Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) d. Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
Girls’ Doubles Final: (1) CoCo Gauff/Caty McNally (USA) d. Hailey Baptiste/Dalayna Hewitt (USA) 6-3, 6-2
Boys’ Doubles Final: Adrian Andreev (BUL)/Anton Matusevich (GBR) d. Emilio Nava/Axel Nefve (USA) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
Women’s Wheelchair Singles Final: (1) Diede de Groot (NED) d. (2) Yui Kamiji (JPN) 6-2, 6-3
Men’s Wheelchair Singles Final: (2) Alfie Hewett (GBR) d. (1) Shingo Kunieda (JPN) 6-3, 7-5
Wheelchair Quad Singles Final: (2) Dylan Alcott (AUS) d. (1) David Wagner (USA) 7-5, 6-2
Women’s Wheelchair Doubles Final: (1) Diede de Groot (NED)/Yui Kamiji (JPN) d. Marjolein Buis/Aniek Van Koot (NED)
Men’s Wheelchair Doubles Final: (2) Alfie Hewett/Gordon Reid (GBR) d. (1) Stephane Houdet/Nicolas Peifer (FRA) 5-7, 6-3, 11-9
Wheelchair Quad Doubles Final: (1) David Wagner (USA)/Andy Lapthorne (GBR) d. (2) Dylan Alcott (AUS)/Bryan Barten (USA) 3-6, 6-0, 10-4
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