|2007 US Open|
|Date||August 27 - September 9|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Location||New York City, USA|
|Simon Aspelin / Julian Knowle|
|Nathalie Dechy / Dinara Safina|
|Victoria Azarenka / Max Mirnyi|
|Jonathan Eysseric / Jérôme Inzerillo|
|Ksenia Milevskaya / Urszula Radwa?ska|
|Men's Champions Invitational|
|Women's Champions Invitational|
|Conchita Martínez and Jana Novotná|
|Mixed Champions Invitational|
Natasha Zvereva / Andrés Gómez |
Anne Smith / Stan Smith
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
|Wheelchair Quad Singles|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Shingo Kunieda / Satoshi Saida|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Jiske Griffioen / Esther Vergeer|
|Wheelchair Quad Doubles|
|Nick Taylor / David Wagner|
Roger Federer successfully defended his title, becoming the first man in the open era to win four consecutive US Open titles. Maria Sharapova was unsuccessful in defending her 2006 title, being upset in the third round by 18-year-old Agnieszka Radwa?ska of Poland. Justine Henin, the runner-up to Sharapova in 2006, won her second US Open title, this year without losing a set. It was the second Grand Slam she won in the year without losing a set, having also won the 2007 French Open earlier in the year. It was also her last grand slam title.
|2007 US Open Timeline|
|Q1.||No play was possible due to rain.|
|Q2.||Rain again was a factor in delaying play, however some of the qualifying was possible. After a rain delay, play resumed in many matches. Main draws for Men's and Women's Singles were mostly ready aside from qualifiers' names, however spaces where qualifiers will go was indicated.|
|Q3.||The first round of qualifying was completed and second round matches began. In form Frank Dancevic came through in the men's draw; whilst French Open girls' singles champion Alizé Cornet came through in the women's.|
|Q4.||Players began qualifying for the main draw; the first on the men's side being Pablo Cuevas and the first on the women's, Renata Vorá?ová. Scoville Jenkins was the first American qualifier to reach the main draw.|
|Q5.||The qualification rounds concluded. Dancevic, Rainer Schüttler and Andrei Pavel qualified among others. On the women's side Cornet and Andreja Klepa? came through, along with Julia Görges, who upset No. 6 seed Anne Kremer.|
|KD.||Kids Day was full of singing and special events. Charities were raised and matches with both professional (for example, Andy Roddick) and non-professional tennis players (for example, Tony Hawk), were played.|
|1.||Day 1 saw Ahsha Rolle, Feliciano López, Max Mirnyi, Alizé Cornet, John Isner and Donald Young cause upsets. Both Serena and Venus Williams advanced in straight sets. Guillermo Cañas needed four sets to beat Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo, and Fernando Verdasco survived Paul-Henri Mathieu, 1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Top seeds Roger Federer and Justine Henin began their campaigns with straight set victories.|
|2.||Day 2 saw Wayne Odesnik overcoming Danai Udomchoke and Arnaud Clément beating big-serving Ivo Karlovi? in thrilling matches. Martina Hingis, Juan Martín del Potro, David Nalbandian and Nicole Vaidi?ová were some of the day's victors as the women's first round matches were completed. No. 9 seed Daniela Hantuchová became the highest seed to fall in the women's draw, losing to Julia Vakulenko.|
|3.||Justine Henin, Serena and Venus Williams, Marat Safin, Carlos Moyà, Mikhail Youzhny, Tim Henman and Roger Federer advanced, while Rafael Nadal overcame severe knee pain to beat Australian wildcard Alun Jones. Other women to advance to round 3 include Jelena Jankovi?, Ana Ivanovic, Lucie ?afá?ová, Marion Bartoli, Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva, and local favorite Ahsha Rolle. No. 7 Fernando González lost to Teymuraz Gabashvili in his opening match.|
|4.||Day 4 saw Andy Roddick, Nikolay Davydenko, Tomá? Berdych, James Blake, Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis and Svetlana Kuznetsova all get through their matches and enter the third round. No. 13 seed Richard Gasquet, however, walked-over from his second round match against Donald Young, and seeded Guillermo Cañas crashed out of the tournament.|
|5.||Radek ?t?pánek and Novak Djokovic battled in their match for nearly five hours before Djokovic walked away with the victory. Other players who were upset in the men's draw were Lleyton Hewitt, Mikhail Youzhny and Marat Safin. Rafael Nadal's opponent retired and Tommy Robredo went five sets with Mardy Fish. Ivan Ljubi?i?, David Ferrer and Carlos Moyà were some of the seeded players to advance. Jelena Jankovi? got through a struggle with Alizé Cornet. Sybille Bammer upset Elena Dementieva.|
|6.||Agnieszka Radwa?ska, seeded 30th, stunned the number two seed and defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-4, 1-6, 6-2. The upsets continued through the day in the women's draw, with Swiss players Martina Hingis and Patty Schnyder suffering defeat, along with another upset of Nadia Petrova packing. Andy Roddick, James Blake, Nikolay Davydenko, Tommy Haas and Tomá? Berdych all went through. Roger Federer also won despite losing a tight first set. However, Andy Murray lost to Korea's Lee Hyung-taik in four sets.|
|7.||The men's draw saw Carlos Moyà, David Ferrer, Juan Mónaco, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka advance to make the fourth round. Ernests Gulbis upset Tommy Robredo and Juan Ignacio Chela upset twelfth seed Ivan Ljubi?i?. In the women's draw, Justine Henin beat Dinara Safina, Serena Williams beat Marion Bartoli, Jelena Jankovi? beat Sybille Bammer and Venus Williams cruised past Ana Ivanovic.|
|8.||Tommy Haas, Shahar Pe'er, Roger Federer, Nikolay Davydenko, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anna Chakvetadze all advanced. However, Julia Vakulenko lost out to Ágnes Szávay. In men's doubles, the top seeded Bryan brothers were upset by tenth-seeded Simon Aspelin and Julian Knowle. In women's doubles, second-seeded Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur were shocked by Bethanie Mattek and Sania Mirza.|
|9.||Novak Djokovic was able to defeat Juan Mónaco to set up a meeting with Carlos Moyà who beat Latvian Ernests Gulbis. Juan Ignacio Chela survived unseeded Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets to advance to the quarterfinals. Justine Henin beat Serena Williams to make the women's semifinals, and David Ferrer shocked Rafael Nadal in a thrilling four-set match.|
|10.||Roger Federer and Nikolay Davydenko have set up a match to earn a spot in the title match. In the women's draw, the semifinal line-up was complete with three matches taking the court. Anna Chakvetadze and Svetlana Kuznetsova will face off in the semifinals, and Venus Williams beat Jelena Jankovi? in a thrilling encounter, with Venus having to come from a set down to eventually win 4-6, 6-1, 7-6.|
|11.||David Ferrer reached his first Grand Slam semi-final by defeating Juan Ignacio Chela, whereas Novak Djokovic beat Carlos Moyà 6-4, 7-6 (7), 6-1. and reach his third Grand Slam semifinal of the year. The mixed doubles competition was won by Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka.|
|12.||Justine Henin came through in straight sets and defeated the Williams sisters in the same tournament. Only Martina Hingis has done this. Henin and Williams battled a classic, while Anna Chakvetadze at first dominated by errors of Svetlana Kuznetsova, but then Chakvetadze had errors and Kuznetsova got by 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.|
|13.||Justine Henin dominated her final against Svetlana Kuznetsova and didn't lose a set in the tournament. Her 6-1, 6-3 victory over the Russian gave her a second US Open title. Esther Vergeer and Jiske Griffioen won the Wheelchair Women's Doubles final while Japanese pair Shingo Kunieda and Satoshi Saida won the Wheelchair Men's Doubles final over Robin Ammerlaan and Michael Jeremiasz. Jonathan Eysseric and Jérôme Inzerillo won the Boys' Doubles and Ksenia Milevskaya and Urszula Radwa?ska won the Girls' Doubles.|
|14.||Roger Federer won for the fourth consecutive year to bring his overall Grand Slam singles titles tally to twelve.|
Player of the day were:
Qualifying was impossible due to rain.
Qualifying Day 2 saw lots of rain. However, according to this link, players such as Emmanuelle Gagliardi, Pablo Cuevas, Jamie Baker, Steve Darcis, Alina Jidkova and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi were winners to the following round of qualifying. In addition, main singles draws for men and women were released, except qualifiers' names; however the draw shows where qualifiers will go. Roger Federer, seeded 1st, will play a qualifier for the first two rounds, and possibly three consecutive rounds.
The first round of qualifying was completed and second round matches began. In-form Frank Dancevic came through in the men's draw; whilst 2007 French Open Girls' Singles champion Alizé Cornet came through in the women's qualifying.
Players began qualifying for the main draw; the first on the men's side being Pablo Cuevas and the first on the women's, Renata Vorá?ová. Scoville Jenkins was the first American qualifier to reach the main draw.
Qualifying was completed as Dancevic, Rainer Schüttler and Andrei Pavel qualified among others such as Bruno Echagaray, who beat Robin Haase. On the women's side Cornet and Andreja Klepa? came through, along with Julia Görges, who upset No. 6 seed Anne Kremer.
Coverage found on CBS or possibly other channels: Matches, songs and other events were held and played at the 2007 US Open Kids Day. Matches were held; including with non-professional tennis players Rob Thomas, Tony Hawk and John Cena, along with others who competed in non-match activities.
Day 1 saw Feliciano López was able to upset Juan Carlos Ferrero, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Max Mirnyi defeated Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (6), in an epic battle in which Mirnyi came back in the last-set tiebreaker from 1-5 to win 8-6. Both Venus Williams and Serena Williams continued runs, however young qualifier Alizé Cornet stunned Samantha Stosur. Wildcard talent John Isner played four sets and defeated the seeded Jarkko Nieminen. Guillermo Cañas needed four sets to beat Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo, while Fernando Verdasco came back to shock the crowd from two sets to love down to beat Paul-Henri Mathieu, 1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Julia Görges lost to Justine Henin; while Scoville Jenkins lost to Roger Federer, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Home favourite Ahsha Rolle took a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 dramatic upset win over Tatiana Golovin in three sets. Donald Young also advanced and thus won his first ever US Open match, defeating Chris Guccione, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
Arnaud Clément and wildcard Wayne Odesnik were able to advance through their matches in five sets, while Lleyton Hewitt was one who easily beat his opponent. Nicole Vaidi?ová and Dominika Cibulková (who upset Tathiana Garbin) won their matches, while Sania Mirza was pushed and Laura Granville easily advanced. Others to win were Martina Hingis, Juan Martín del Potro, Dudi Sela, Jürgen Melzer, Pauline Paramentier and Virginie Razzano. Lastly, doubles competition began.
Past champions Justine Henin, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Marat Safin, and Roger Federer easily advanced to round 3 (Safin advanced to round 2), while Rafael Nadal overcame severe knee pain to beat Australian wildcard Alun Jones in 4 sets in his opening match. Tim Henman, playing in his final Grand Slam, stunned the crowd by taking out No. 27 seed Dmitry Tursunov in 4 sets to advance to round 2, joined by players such as Carlos Moyà and Mikhail Youzhny. Other women to advance to round 3 include Jelena Jankovi?, Ana Ivanovic, Lucie ?afá?ová, Marion Bartoli, Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva, and local favorite Ahsha Rolle. No. 7 Fernando González lost in his opening match, causing the upset of the tournament so far.
The fourth day of action was all about the favorites, with most of them advancing. No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova was the highest seed in action on either draw, crushing her opponent Casey Dellacqua and she was joined by other former champions Andy Roddick, Martina Hingis and Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round. Richard Gasquet withdrew from his match against Donald Young with a fever and sore throat, and Guillermo Cañas was another casualty. British favourite Andy Murray and James Blake overcame five-set thrillers to advance, while there was also a big upset in the men's doubles draw as defending champions Martin Damm and Leander Paes crashed out. Tomá? Berdych, Tommy Haas, Nikolay Davydenko, Nadia Petrova, Anna Chakvetadze, Patty Schnyder and Nicole Vaidi?ová were other players to advance.
Radek ?t?pánek and Novak Djokovic battled their match for hours, never letting a set go be won with a six-an eventual scoreline that Djokovic can boast of 6-7, 7-6, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6. Mardy Fish saved match points only to lose despite being a break up in the final set to Tommy Robredo and Agustín Calleri and Philipp Kohlschreiber both pulled off upsets taking out Lleyton Hewitt and Mikhail Youzhny. In the women's draw, heavy favourites Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovi?, Ana Ivanovic and Serena and Venus Williams all advanced to the fourth round. They were joined there by Marion Bartoli, Dinara Safina and surprise victor Sybille Bammer who upset Elena Dementieva. The doubles court saw the biggest upset of the tournament when Maria Elena Camerin and Gisela Dulko beat top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-2 after being down 6-1, 3-1.
draw included Nadia Petrova, Patty Schnyder and Martina Hingis who all lost to promising teenagers in Ágnes Szávay, Tamira Paszek and Victoria Azarenka. Shahar Pe'er also beat the thirteenth seed Nicole Vaidi?ová. Otherwise favourites like Andy Roddick, Anna Chakvetadze, James Blake, Nikolay Davydenko, Roger Federer, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Tomá? Berdych and Tommy Haas all went through to the fourth round. In the men's draw, there was only one upset as the last British player left in the singles draw, Andy Murray, crashed out to Lee Hyung-taik in four sets.
The men's fourth round line-up was completed and the women's quarterfinal began to take shape. Carlos Moyà, David Ferrer, Juan Mónaco, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all expectedly made it through in the men's bottom half. Ernests Gulbis became the first Latvian player to make the fourth round of the US Open when he upset eighth seed Tommy Robredo in straight sets and Juan Ignacio Chela got his first ever victory over Ivan Ljubi?i?. Stanislas Wawrinka also continued his run. In the first of the women's fourth round matches, Justine Henin crushed an erratic Dinara Safina, Serena and Venus Williams both beat dangerous opponents in Marion Bartoli and Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovi? needed three sets to get past Austrian Sybille Bammer before eventually prevailing 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.
Home favorite James Blake was the biggest seed to fall as the quarter-final draw was completed on the women's side. Shahar Pe'er put a stop to Agnieszka Radwa?ska's run, but Julia Vakulenko was unable to halt Ágnes Szávay, a player who had previously never gone past the second round of a grand slam. Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anna Chakvetadze progressed with relative ease. James Blake threw three match points in his thriller with Tommy Haas, unable to repeat the previous year's showing of a quarterfinal. Andy Roddick was leading when a second opponent, Tomá? Berdych, retired on him in a week. Roger Federer lost the first set but ultimately had a comfortable victory and Nikolay Davydenko progressed, still the only player on the men's side not to drop a set. In men's doubles, the top seeded Bryan brothers were upset by tenth-seeded Simon Aspelin and Julian Knowle 7-5, 6-4. It was Aspelin's first time in a Grand Slam semifinal and Knowle's second. In women's doubles, second-seeded Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur were shocked by sixteenth-seeded Bethanie Mattek and Sania Mirza 2-6, 7-5, 7-5.
Novak Djokovic needed four sets to overcome Juan Mónaco after having a match point in the third set, and set up a meeting with Carlos Moyà who beat Latvian Ernests Gulbis. Juan Ignacio Chela survived unseeded Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets to advance to the quarterfinals. Number one Justine Henin beat Serena Williams to make the women's semifinals, and in a match that ended at 1:50 a.m. local time, David Ferrer caused the biggest upset in the men's draw so far by taking out second-seeded fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal in a thrilling four-set match.
The men's semifinals began to take shape as Roger Federer overcame Andy Roddick in a thrilling 7-6, 7-6, 6-2 encounter to move through to the semifinals, where he will face Russian Nikolay Davydenko who beat Tommy Haas earlier in the day, also in straight sets. In the women's draw, the semifinal line-up was complete with three matches taking the court. Anna Chakvetadze was first, cruising past Shahar Pe'er 6-4, 6-1, and will meet compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in the last four for a place in the final. In the women's night match, Venus Williams beat Jelena Jankovi? in a thrilling encounter, with Venus having to come from a set down to eventually win 4-6, 6-1, 7-6.
David Ferrer continued his scintillating run, reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final by defeating Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2, 6-3, 7-5. The final men's quarterfinal didn't last much longer, with Novak Djokovic holding his nerve to beat Carlos Moyà 6-4, 7-6 (7), 6-1 and reach his third Grand Slam semi-final of the year. The mixed doubles competition was completed, with Belorussians Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka overcoming Meghann Shaughnessy and Leander Paes 6-4, 7-6 (6).
Justine Henin came through in straight sets and defeated the Williams sisters in the same tournament. Only Martina Hingis has done this. Henin and Williams battled a classic, while Anna Chakvetadze at first dominated by errors of Svetlana Kuznetsova, but then Chakvetadze had errors and Kuznetsova got by 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Justine Henin cruised to her second US Open championship, crushing Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-3 to win the title. Esther Vergeer once again won a doubles final, this time alongside Jiske Griffioen. Shingo Kunieda and Satoshi Saida won the Wheelchair Men's Doubles final over Robin Ammerlaan and Michael Jeremiasz. In juniors competition, Jonathan Eysseric and Jérôme Inzerillo defeated Grigor Dimitrov and Vasek Pospisil to win the title, while Ksenia Milevskaya and Urszula Radwa?ska domiated their final against Oksana Kalashnikova and Ksenia Lykina.
Roger Federer won for the fourth consecutive year to bring his overall Grand Slam singles titles tally to twelve.
The seeded players are listed below. Notably, it was the first time in 11 years that the two top seeded players, and the two world number one singles players, won the US Open Singles Championships (the last previous time had been when Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf won in 1996).
Coverage of the 2007 US Open are as follows: