Most Singles Finals :Bill Tilden and Molla Bjurstedt Mallory each featured in 10 U.S Singles finals. Tilden played in the finals between 1918-1929 while Mallory reached the finals between 1915-1924 and in 1926. Pete Sampras with eight and Chris Evert with nine hold the records for the open era or what is now known as the current period of professional tennis dating back to 1968.
Most Singles Tournaments : But the honour of playing in the most Singles tournament belongs to Vic Seixas Jr. for the men and Martina Navratilova for women. Seixas Jr. played in 28 US opens while Navratilova featured in 21 consecutive U.S. Open between 1973-1993.
Most Singles Titles Won : Bill Tilden, Bill Larned and Richard Sears each won seven titles in the pre-open era. But it’s Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras who have dominated in the open era with five titles each. Molla Bjurstedt Mallory was not only a common feature in the finals. The Norwegian-American player won a record eight women’s singles titles between 1915-18, 1920-22 and in 1926. In the pro era it is Chris Evert and Serena Williams who are the most decorated female players with six titles each.
Most Titles Won : In the pre-open era, Margaret Osbourne du Point with three singles titles, 13 doubles and nine mixed doubles tops the list. Navratilova ranks top with 16 U.S Open titles in the open era. Out of that four are singles, nine doubles and three mixed doubles.
Most Single Matches Won : Americans Connors and Evert hold the records for the most single matches won. Evert won 101 women’s singles match at the American major event. Connors won 98 U.S Open men’s matches on all three courts of the U.S Open between 1970-1992.
Youngest Singles Titles Winners : Aged 16 years and 8 months, American Tracy Austin became the youngest ever winner at the U.S Open in 1979. Sampras won the men’s title for the first time in 1990 which made him the youngest ever men’s champions at 19 years and 28 days.
Oldest Singles Titles Winners : Molla Bjurstedt Mallory last victory at the U.S. open in 1926 made her the oldest champion at 42 years and five months. Before her William Larned had won the men’s 1911 U.S. Championship when he was 38 years and 8 months.
Unseeded Champions :The 2021 women’s singles winner Emma Raducanu is not just in the list of unseeded champions, she’s the only qualifier to win a major title. Belgium’s Kim Clijsters (2009) and Sloane Stephens (2017) are the only two other players to have lifted the trophy after coming in as unseeded players.
Longest Doubles Partnership : The long-time doubles partnership of Louise Brough and Margaret du Pont produced 12 titles between 1940 and 1957. The identical twin brothers of Bob and Mike Bryan are the most successful pair at the U.S open having won five men’s doubles titles.
Longest Match : The over five-hour men’s semi-final match in 1992 is the longest match in U.S. Open history. Stefan Edberg of Sweden overcame American Michael Chang in a gruelling five hour, and 26 minutes match in 6–7, 7–5, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4.