The US Open concluded this year’s Grand Slam season, and it was certainly one for the books. From Coco Gauff’s first Grand Slam win to Novak Djokovic’s record-breaking triumph, we’re bringing you historic moments that this tournament will be remembered by.
Novak Djokovic Makes History
Novak Djokovic won his 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record and set several other career milestones along the way. At 36 years and 111 days, he became the oldest US Open men’s singles champion in the Open Era and returned to No. 1 in the ATP rankings.
Coco Gauff’s Triumph
The final match in the women’s singles was also quite groundbreaking, and it saw Coco Gauff win her very first Grand Slam. By doing so, the 19-year-old player became the first American teen to win the US Open since Serena Williams in 1999.
Iga Swiatek’s Loss
Iga Swiatek came into the US Open as the defending champion, and her loss in the fourth round ensured that the tournament would be won by the first-time US Open champion. Her loss also made it possible for Aryna Sabalenka to climb to No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite losing to Gauff.
Wozniacki vs. Brady
Caroline Wozniacki and Jennifer Brady both played their first Grand Slam in over two years at Flushing Meadows, and their face-off marked the first third-round match in any major between two players outside the top 300.