Three Americans raised doubles trophies at the 2019 US Open (see full results below), while Serena Williams came tantalizingly close to tying the all-time Grand Slam singles record.
Williams lost in the singles final to 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu, the No. 15 seed competing in her first US Open main draw.
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— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2019
“I believe I could have played better,” Serena said afterwards. “I believe I could have done more. I believe I could have just been more Serena today. I honestly don’t think Serena showed up. I have to kind of figure out how to get her to show up in Grand Slam finals.”
On the men’s singles side Rafael Nadal kept the younger generation at bay, winning a five-set marathon over Russian Danil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4.
5 sets in nearly 5 hours…
An EPIC way to win your 4th title in Flushing Meadows!
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— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 9, 2019
“[It’s] going to happen sooner than later that this era is going to end,” Nadal said afterwards. “I am 33. Novak is 32. Roger is 38. Andy is 32. The clock is not stopping. That’s part of the cycle of life.”
(Photo by Brian Friedman/USTA)
US Open notes:
— Rafael Nadal has 20 Grand Slam titles, one shy of Roger Federer‘s record 21. The “Big 3” (Nadal, Djokovic, Federer) have now won the last three years’ worth of Slams, capturing all 12 since the start of 2017.
— Serena Williams is 0-4 in her last four Grand Slam finals, still seeking a record 24th singles Slam title to tie Margaret Court.
— American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Britain’s Jamie Murray successfully defended their mixed doubles crown, becoming the first team to win back-to-back mixed doubles titles in New York since 1982.
— The US Open set an all-time attendance record in 2019, with 737,872 fans coming to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the two weeks of the main draw.
Women’s Singles: (15) Bianca Andreescu (CAN) d. (8) Serena Williams (USA) 6-3, 7-5
Men’s Singles: (2) Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. (5) Danil Medvedev (RUS) 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4
Women’s Doubles: (4) Elise Mertens (BEL)/Aryna Sabalenka (BEL) d. (8) Victoria Azarenka (BLR)/Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 7-5, 7-5
Men’s Doubles: (1) Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah (COL) d. (8) Marcel Granollers (ESP)/Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-4, 7-5
Mixed Doubles: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)/Jamie Murray (GBR) d. (1) Hao-Ching Chan (TPE)/Michael Venus (NZL) 6-2, 6-3
Girls’ Singles: (4) Maria Camila Osorio Serrano (COL) d. (Q) Alexandra Yepifanova (USA) 6-1, 6-0
Boys’ Singles: (4) Jonas Forejtek (CZE) d. Emilio Nava (USA) 6-7, 6-0, 6-2
Girls’ Doubles: (5) Kamilla Bartone (LAT)/ Oksana Selekhmeteva (RUS) d. Aubane Droguet/Selena Janicijevic (FRA) 7-5, 7-6(6)
Boys’ Doubles: Eliot Spizzirri/Tyler Zink (USA) d. Andrew Paulson (CZE)/Alexander Zgirovsky (BEL) 7-6(4), 6-4
Wheelchair Women’s Singles: (1) Diede De Groot (NED) d. (2) Yui Kamiji (JPN) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Wheelchair Men’s Singles: Alfie Hewett (GBR) d. Stephane Houdet (FRA) 7-6(9), 7-5
Wheelchair Women’s Doubles: (1) Diede De Groot/Aniek Van Koot (NED) d. Sabine Ellerbrock (GER)/Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) 6-2, 6-0
Wheelchair Men’s Doubles: (1) Alfie Hewett/Gordon Reid (GBR) d. Gustavo Fernandez (ARG)/Shingo Kunieda (JPN) 1-6, 6-4, 11-9
Wheelchair Quad Singles: Andy Lapthorne (GBR) d. Dylan Alcott (AUS) 6-1, 6-0
Wheelchair Quad Doubles: (1) Dylan Alcott (AUS)/Andy Lapthorne (GBR) d. (2) Bryan Barten/David Wagner (USA) 6-7(5), 6-1, 10-6
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