US OPEN ’19: How well do you know the American tennis major?

How properly are you aware the U.S. Open, the yr’s final Grand Slam tennis event? Give this AP quiz a attempt:

1st Round: The ladies’s and males’s singles champions on the 2019 U.S. Open will every obtain $3.85 million. How a lot does every first-round loser in singles get?

a.) $8,000

b.) $28,000

c.) $58,000

d.) $108,000

2nd Round: Who holds the report for many aces in ladies’s singles throughout a full U.S. Open event (since 1991)?

a.) Venus Williams

b.) Serena Williams

c.) Karolina Pliskova

d.) Steffi Graf

third Round: Who holds the report for many aces in a males’s singles match on the U.S. Open (since 1991)?

a.) Pete Sampras

b.) Andy Roddick

c.) Ivo Karlovic

d.) Richard Krajicek

4th Round: Who holds the lads’s report for many U.S. Open titles throughout all occasions within the skilled period, which started in 1968?

a.) Bob Bryan

b.) Mike Bryan

c.) Roger Federer

d.) John McEnroe

Quarterfinal: How typically have all 4 males’s singles quarterfinals at a Grand Slam event been received by gamers 30 or older?

a.) thrice

b.) twice

c.) as soon as

d.) by no means

Semifinal: Who was the youngest U.S. Open ladies’s singles champion?

a.) Serena Williams

b.) Martina Hingis

c.) Tracy Austin

d.) Monica Seles

Ultimate: Novak Djokovic’s victory over Roger Federer at Wimbledon marked the primary time the lads’s closing there was determined by a fifth-set tiebreaker; this was the primary yr the All England Membership used such tiebreakers. The U.S. Open was the primary Grand Slam event with final-set tiebreakers, beginning in 1970. What number of U.S. Open finals have been determined by a fifth-set tiebreaker?

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a.) 3

b.) 2

c.) 1

d.) zero

ANSWERS

1st Round. c. A primary-round singles victory at Flushing Meadows ensures a participant $100,000 this yr; prize cash is $163,000 for reaching the third round, $280,000 for fourth, $500,000 for quarterfinals, $960,000 for semifinals and $1.9 million for a runner-up.

2nd Round. b. Serena Williams not solely holds the event mark of 70 – her complete in 1999, when she received her first of six U.S. Open titles – but additionally ranks second (with 67 final yr), third (65 in 2016), fourth (63 in 2012) and fifth (61 in 2002). She additionally shares, with older sister Venus, the report for many aces in a U.S. Open ladies’s singles match (18).

third Round. c. Karlovic, a 6-foot-11 (2.11-meter) Croatian, delivered 61 aces in a 2016 five-set victory over Yen-hsun Lu within the first round. Sampras holds the report for many aces within the event in a single yr, with 144 whereas successful the 2002 championship in what turned out to be the ultimate occasion of his profession.

4th Round. a. Bob Bryan has received 5 males’s doubles titles at Flushing Meadows along with his twin brother Mike, plus 4 blended doubles trophies, for a complete of 9. The skilled period’s general mark of 16 is held by Martina Navratilova, whose complete contains 4 in singles, 9 in ladies’s doubles and three in blended doubles – together with with Bob Bryan in 2006.

Quarterfinal. b. It is occurred at Wimbledon every of the previous two years – and nowhere else. In 2018, John Isner (33), Kevin Anderson (32), Rafael Nadal (32) and Novak Djokovic (31) reached the semifinals on the All England Membership. And final month, Djokovic and Nadal had been joined by Roger Federer (37) and Roberto Bautista Agut (31).

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Semifinal. c. Austin was 16 years, Eight months, 28 days outdated when she received the 1979 U.S. Open for the primary of her two titles in New York. Hingis was about 2+ months older when she received the event in 1997. Seles was 17 in 1991, as was Williams in 1999.

Ultimate. d. There has by no means been a fifth-set tiebreaker in a U.S. Open males’s singles closing, despite the fact that the rule has been in place for practically a half-century.

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