List of 2011 US Open Winners
Men’s Singles – Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic (SRB) defeated Rafael Nadal (ESP) by 6-2, 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1
Novak Djokovic won his sixth consecutive tournament final match over second ranked Rafael Nadal, the defending champion. Djokovic overcame a stern five set test from third seed Roger Federer in the semifinals and defeated Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-1 in a rousing final. The win marks Djokovic’s 3rd Grand Slam of the Year.
Women’s Singles – Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur (AUS) defeated Serena Williams (USA) by 6-2, 6-3
Samantha Stosur staked claim to her first Grand Slam Title in a stunning upset of bookmaker and media favorite Serena Williams. After a string of upsets in the bottom half of the draw Stosur, the ninth seed, served and played perfectly against the stronger Williams and denied the American her 14th Grand Slam. The 6-2, 6-3 final was a convincing victory, featuring another Serena controversy at the US Open.
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) and Philipp Petzschner (GER) defeated Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) and Marcin Matkowski (POL) by 6-2, 6-2
Austrian Jurgen Melzer and German Phillip Petzchner downed Poland’s Mariusz Frystenberg 6-2, 6-2 to complete an upset prone draw. The heavily favored Mayer brothers were bounced in the first round. Melzer and Petzchner were the ninth seeds.
Mix Doubles – Melanie Oudin & Jack Sock
Melanie Oudin & Jack Sock (USA) defeated Gisela Dulko & Eduardo Schwank (ARG) by 7-6, 4-6, 1-0
Liezel Huber (USA) and Lisa Raymond (USA) defeated Vania King (USA) and Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) by 4-6, 7-6, 7-6
Americans Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond withstood a strong, pressing charge from American Vania King and Kazmanian Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6 (3). The King entry was seeded 3rd and Huber – Raymond were seeded 4th. The two-hour forty-five match was one of the closest women’s doubles finals in years.
Melanie Oudin made a deep run at the US Open two years ago but has fallen into the shadows of late. Her stirring win with American sensation Jack Sock may well revive her career. The unseeded team defeated veterans Gisella Dulko and Eduardo Schwank 7-6 (4), 4-6, 1-0 (8).
Boys’ Singles – Brit Golding
Oliver Golding (GBR) defeated Jiri Vesely by 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Great Britain’s 13th seed Oliver Golding downed top seed Jiri Vesely. 2011 has been a strong season for UK juniors on the male and female side. Golding showed sound groundstrokes and a determined will to win in coming back after dropping the first set.
Girls’ Singles – Grace Min
Grace Min (USA) defeated Caroline Garcia (FRA) by 7-5, 7-6 (3)
Grace Min gutted out a tense upset of France’s top seed Caroline Garcia. The unseeded Min marched through the lower bracket to notch a series of upsets before putting away the popular Garcia, who gives France another solid female prospect.
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