US Open Tennis Women’s Singles Winners (Open Era)

Below is a list of US Open Tennis Women’s Singles Winners from 1968 to 2021 (the Open Era).

Since 1968, there have been a total of 54 US Open Women’s Singles Finals played at Flushing Meadows with 26 different players lifting the singles title in New York in that time.

The current defending US Open Women’s singles champion is Emma Eaducanu who beat Leylah Fernandez 6–4, 6-3 in the 2021 US Open Women’s Singles Final.

US Open Tennis Women's Singles Winners (Open Era)

US Open Tennis Women’s Singles Winners (Open Era)

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2021Emma RaducanuLeylah Fernandez6–4, 6–3
2020Naomi OsakaVictoria Azarenka1–6, 6–3, 6–3
2019Bianca AndreescuSerena Williams6–3, 7–5
2018Naomi OsakaSerena Williams6–2, 6–4
2017Sloane StephensMadison Keys6–3, 6–0
2016Angelique KerberKarolína Plíšková6–3, 4–6, 6–4
2015Flavia PennettaRoberta Vinci7–6, 6–2
2014Serena WilliamsCaroline Wozniacki6–3, 6–3
2013Serena WilliamsVictoria Azarenka7–5, 6–7, 6–1
2012Serena WilliamsVictoria Azarenka6–2, 2–6, 7–5
2011Samantha StosurSerena Williams6–2, 6–3
2010Kim ClijstersVera Zvonareva6–2, 6–1
2009Kim ClijstersCaroline Wozniacki7–5, 6–3
2008Serena WilliamsJelena Janković6–4, 7–5
2007Justine HeninSvetlana Kuznetsova6–1, 6–3
2006Maria SharapovaJustine Henin6–4, 6–4
2005Kim ClijstersMary Pierce6–3, 6–1
2004Svetlana KuznetsovaElena Dementieva6–3, 7–5
2003Justine HeninKim Clijsters7–5, 6–1
2002Serena WilliamsVenus Williams6–4, 6–3
2001Venus WilliamsSerena Williams6–2, 6–4
2000Venus WilliamsLindsay Davenport6–4, 7–5
1999Serena WilliamsMartina Hingis6–3, 7–6
1998Lindsay DavenportMartina Hingis6–3, 7–5
1997Martina HingisVenus Williams6–0, 6–4
1996Steffi GrafMonica Seles7–5, 6–4
1995Steffi GrafMonica Seles7–6, 0–6, 6–3
1994Arantxa Sánchez VicarioSteffi Graf1–6, 7–6, 6–4
1993Steffi GrafHelena Suková6–3, 6–3
1992Monica SelesArantxa Sánchez Vicario6–3, 6–3
1991Monica SelesMartina Navratilova7–6, 6–1
1990Gabriela SabatiniSteffi Graf6–2, 7–6
1989Steffi GrafMartina Navratilova3–6, 7–5, 6–1
1988Steffi GrafGabriela Sabatini6–3, 3–6, 6–1
1987Martina NavratilovaSteffi Graf7–6, 6–1
1986Martina NavratilovaHelena Suková6–3, 6–2
1985Hana MandlíkováMartina Navratilova7–6, 1–6, 7–6
1984Martina NavratilovaChris Evert4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1983Martina NavratilovaChris Evert6–1, 6–3
1982Chris EvertHana Mandlíková6–3, 6–1
1981Tracy AustinMartina Navratilova1–6, 7–6, 7–6
1980Chris EvertHana Mandlíková5–7, 6–1, 6–1
1979Tracy AustinChris Evert6–4, 6–3
1978Chris EvertPam Shriver7–5, 6–4
1977Chris EvertWendy Turnbull7–6, 6–2
1976Chris EvertEvonne Goolagong6–3, 6–0
1975Chris EvertEvonne Goolagong5–7, 6–4, 6–2
1974Billie Jean KingEvonne Goolagong3–6, 6–3, 7–5
1973Margaret CourtEvonne Goolagong7–6, 5–7, 6–2
1972Billie Jean KingKerry Melville6–3, 7–5
1971Billie Jean KingRosemary Casals6–4, 7–6
1970Margaret CourtRosemary Casals6–2, 2–6, 6–1
1969Margaret CourtNancy Richey6–2, 6–2
1968Virginia WadeBillie Jean King6–4, 6–2

Most US Open Women’s Singles Titles (Open Era)

WTA PlayerSingles Titles
Chris Evert6
Serena Williams6
Steffi Graf5
Martina Navratilova4
Billie Jean King3
Kim Clijsters3
Margaret Court3
Justine Henin2
Monica Seles2
Tracy Austin2
Venus Williams2
Naomi Osaka2
Angelique Kerber1
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario1
Bianca Andreescu1
Emma Raducanu1
Flavia Pennetta1
Gabriela Sabatini1
Hana Mandlíková1
Lindsay Davenport1
Maria Sharapova1
Martina Hingis1
Samantha Stosur1
Sloane Stephens1
Svetlana Kuznetsova1
Virginia Wade1

Chris Evert and Serena Williams currently jointly hold the record for most US Open Women’s Singles titles in the open era with six US Open singles titles each.

FAQ

What players have won the US Open Women’s singles at least twice in the Open Era?

A total of 10 players have won the US Open Women’s singles at least twice in the Open Era and they include Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Kim Clijsters, Margaret Court, Justine Henin, Monica Seles, Tracy Austin, Venus Williams, and Naomi Osaka.

Who has won the US Open Women Singles Title six times?

Chris Evert and Serena Williams have both won the US Open Women Singles Title six times.

Who was the youngest winner of the US Open Women Singles Title?

Tracey Austin holds the record for the youngest player to win the US Open Women Singles Title when she won the 1979 US Open at the age of 16 years, 8 months, and 28 days.

How old was Emma Raducanu when she won the 2021 US Open Singles Title?

Emma Raducanu was 18 years old when she won the US Open Women’s Single Title in 2021.

Who has won the US Open Women’s Singles Title without dropping a single set?

To date, Only two female players have won the US Open Women’s Singles Title without dropping a single set and they are Serena Williams in 2014 and Emma Raducanu in 2021.

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