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The US Open 2014

The US Open 2014

Carlos Alcaraz defeats Casper Ruud to win the US Open final

The US Open has been an annual fixture on the women’s tennis calendar for over three decades. It is without doubt the most prestigious Grand Slam tournament in the world and has been contested on different surfaces over the years. The 2014 edition was held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York on 26 August 2014.

The tournament consisted of three sets of singles matches, two doubles pairs, a mixed doubles pair, a team round robin, five tournaments of singles and doubles play and one tournament of mixed doubles play.

There were 22 singles entrants. The field was reduced to 20 after a number of withdrawals and only two of the three originally entered women made it to the final. Caroline Wozniacki was the last woman to make the final three months ago at Wimbledon and she had her best Grand Slam tournament to date falling in the final. On the women’s side there were three women who had never previously competed in the men’s singles at the US Open – Maria Kirilenko, Ana Ivanovic and Venus Williams. There was only one woman to have ever come 2nd in singles at the US Open – Martina Hingis.

Both Maria and Venus made their debut at the US Open, with Hingis coming in as the only other woman to have lost to a male at the tournament other than to a reigning women’s singles champion.

The draw consisted of nine first round singles matches, five second round singles matches and five third round singles matches.

There were eight matches of women’s singles played in a combination of round robin and format: four first round matches, three second round matches and one third round match. There were four mixed doubles pairs with three matches in a combination of two and three sets of singles and doubles.

This tournament saw the return of the first ever woman to open the US Open, Martina Hingis. She became the third woman to win a

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