2011 US Open by the numbers

US Open Men's Final - 027


For the fourth consecutive year, the men’s final has been played on Monday.


Sixth defeat in a row for Nadal against Djokovic. All in 2011 and all in finals. Nadal still leads the overall series 16-13.
It would be time to have a game plan and stop playing again and again on Djokovic’s backhand, Nadal. (check out Nadal-Djokovic head-to-head here).


Victories for Djokovic in 2011, against two losses.


Sam Stosur ended a 31-year drought for Australian women when she became the first since Evonne Goolagong at Wimbledon in 1980, to capture a Grand Slam on Monday.
Goolagong didn’t wait long to congratulate her, texting Sam Stosur moments after her US Open win to say: “Twinkletoes, you finally have got what you deserved”
Next challenge for Sam: win the Australian Open in front of her home crowd. Last Aussie to capture the title is Chris O’Neil who surprised everybody for her one and only career title at the Open in 1978.


Serena can keep behaving like an asshole: her latest outburst during the US Open final cost her only $2000. Her behavior is simply indefensible.
Chris Evert said she “was so surprised how disrespectful and rude” Williams was to umpire Eva Asderaki and called the $2,000 hit “like dinner for Serena.”


The number of retirements and withdrawals: 11 men, five women and five doubles matches were affected.


2 days of rain created havoc in the draws, and players were less than impressed by the the way the organisers dealt with the situation.
The fourth round match between Andy Roddick and David Ferrer was forced off Louis Armstrong and onto court 13 as water seemed to seep through the court.
Even worse, the semifinal between Sam Stosur and Angelique Kerber was relegated to the Grandstand Stadium. But the Australian got the sweetest revenge the day after by dismantling Serena Williams in final.


2011 marks the first year since 2002 that Roger Federer has not won a Slam.


Four Grand Slam tournaments, four different champions in the women’s draw: Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open, Li Na at Roland Garros, Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon and Sam Stosur at the US Open.


Unforced errors committed by 2006 US Open champion Maria Sharapova during her third round loss to Flavia Pennetta.


Lisa Raymond has not missed a US Open since 1989. Lisa Raymond partnered with Liezel Huber to win the women’s doubles title, defeating Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova. A four-time winner at Flushing Meadows (women’s doubles in 2001 and 2005, mixed doubles in 1996 and 2002) she has broken the Open era record for most consecutive appearances at the US Open for either men or women.

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