What is the US Open Series? - The 2018 US Open Series explained plus US Open Series full tournament schedule and player commitments

Leye Aduloju in Tennis News 19 Jul 2018
  • The US Open Series links seven tournaments and tracks player performance in the run up to the 2018 US Open
  • Full tournament schedule for the 2018 US Open Series, plus which players are scheduled to play where and when
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The US Open Series explained, plus full tournament schedule and player commitments for the 2018 US Open Series as the world's top stars warm up for the final Grand Slam of the season by competing in events across North America.

2018 US Open Series Tournament Schedule

US Open Series 2018 tournament schedule

DatesEventLocationEvent category
23-29 JulyBB&T Atlanta OpenAtlanta, GA, U.S.A.ATP 250
30 July- 5 AugustCiti OpenWashington, D.C., U.S.A.ATP 500/WTA International
30 July- 5 AugustMubadala Silicon Valley ClassicSan Jose, CA, U.S.A.WTA Premier
6-12 AugustCoupe Rogers (men)Toronto, CanadaATP Masters 1000
6-12 AugustRogers Cup (women)Montreal, CanadaWTA Premier-5
12-19 AugustCincinnati MastersCincinnati, OH, U.S.AATP Masters 1000
12-19 AugustWestern & Southern OpenCincinnati, OH, U.S.A.WTA Premier-5
19-25 AugustWinston-Salem OpenWinston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.ATP 250
19-25 AugustConnecticut OpenNew Haven, CT, U.S.A.WTA Premier
27 August- 9 SeptemberUS OpenNew York, NY, U.S.A.Grand Slam


ATP top 20 player schedules for the 2018 US Open Series

Where are the top 20 playing during the 2018 US Open Series?

Player23-29 July30 July - 5 August6-12 August13-19 August19-25 August
Rafael NadalTorontoCincinnati
Roger FedererTorontoCincinnati
Alexander ZverevWashington, D.C.TorontoCincinnati
Juan Martin del PotroTorontoCincinnati
Kevin AndersonWashington, D.C.TorontoCincinnati
Grigor DimitrovTorontoCincinnati
Marin CilicTorontoCincinnati
John IsnerAtlantaWashington, D.C.TorontoCincinnati
Dominic ThiemTorontoCincinnati
Novak DjokovicTorontoCincinnati
David GoffinWashington, D.C.TorontoCincinnatiWinston-Salem
Diego Schwar
tzman
TorontoCincinnati
Pablo Carreno BustaTorontoCincinnatiWinston-Salem
Jack SockAtlantaTorontoCincinnati
Fabio FogniniTorontoCincinnati
Kyle EdmundTorontoCincinnati
Roberto Bautista-AgutTorontoCincinnati
Nick KyrgiosAtlantaWashington, D.C.TorontoCincinnati
Lucas PouilleTorontoCincinnati
Kei NishikoriWashington, D.C.TorontoCincinnati
SELECT OTHERS
Andy MurrayWashington, D.C.TorontoCincinnati
Stan WawrinkaWashington, D.C.TorontoCincinnati


WTA top 20 player schedules for the 2018 US Open Series

Where are the top 20 playing during the 2018 US Open Series?

Player30 July - 5 August6-12 August13-19 August19-25 August
Simona HalepMontrealCincinnatiNew Haven
Carolina WozniackiWashington, D.C.MontrealCincinnati
Sloane StephensWashington, D.C.MontrealCincinnati
Angelique KerberMontrealCincinnati
Elina SvitolinaMontrealCincinnati
Caroline GarciaMontrealCincinnatiNew Haven
Garbine MuguruzaSan JoseMontrealCincinnati
Petra KvitovaMontrealCincinnatiNew Haven
Karolina PliskovaMontrealCincinnati
Julia GoergesMontrealCincinnatiNew Haven
Jelena OstapenkoMontrealCincinnati
Madison KeysSan JoseMontrealCincinnati
Daria KasatkinaMontrealCincinnatiNew Haven
Venus WilliamsSan JoseMontrealCincinnati
Elise MertensSan JoseMontrealCincinnati
Ashleigh BartyMontrealCincinnatiNew Haven
Kiki BertensMontrealCincinnatiNew Haven
Naomi OsakaWashington, D.C.MontrealCincinnati
CoCo VandewegheSan JoseMontrealCincinnati
Barbora StrycovaWashington, D.C.MontrealCincinnatiNew Haven
SELECT OTHERS

Maria SharapovaMontrealCincinnati
Serena WilliamsSan JoseMontrealCincinnati
Victoria AzarenkaSan JoseMontrealCincinnati


What is the US Open Series?

Played for the first time in 2004, the US Open Series is a way of linking the ATP and WTA tournaments played on American hard courts throughout July and August, leading up to the US Open.

Separate from the ATP and WTA rankings, players earn bonus points according to how well they do throughout the US hard-court season with the top three men’s and women’s players all earning bonus prize money at the US Open.

The winner of the US Open Series could earn up to a $1 million bonus if they also go on to win the US Open, as Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams did in 2013, Williams repeating the feat in 2014, but the Bonus Challenge was discontinued in 2017. 

The US Open Series is also responsible for the universal use of blue courts on a green background throughout the American hard-court swing, known as ‘US Open blue’.

Because the Rogers Cup – which hosts ATP players in one city and WTA in another and alternates each year, so the women will be in Montreal in 2018 while the men are in Toronto – and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati are such major events, each requiring the top 64 ATP and WTA players to compete, the US Open Series is guaranteed to feature all the world’s best players.

The 2018 US Open Series kicks off on Monday 23 July with the BB&T Atlanta Open where defending champion, John Isner, Jack Sock and Nick Kyrgios will be leading the field. Isner has featured in the final for seven of the tournament's first eight years, claiming a trio of titles in 2013-15, and 2017. 

The WTA joins the US Open Series a week later on Monday 31 July with the first Premier-level event of the late summer, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in Stanford where American great, Serena Williams and sister, Venus, as well as Victoria Azarenka will be headlining the field. The Citi Open, a combined ATP and WTA event, is also played that week in Washington, D.C., with Andy Murray scheduled to compete alongside defending champion Alexander Zverev and Japanese superstar, Kei Nishikori. World no. 2, Caroline Wozniacki, reigning US Open champion, Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe are amongst the top women on the Washington roaster.

Then comes the Rogers Cup/Coupe Rogers - an unique event on the tennis calendar as it splits itself between two cities. The men's event, also known as the Canada Masters, will be in Toronto in 2018 and due to be headlined by the traditional 'Big 4' of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, all of them former Rogers Cup champions- and all of whom will be trying to dethrone last year's winner, Alexander Zverev. The women's event, meanwhile, heads to Montreal for 2018, with the cream of the WTA all set to battle for the title.

Directly after Rogers Cup week comes the Western & Southern Open, which reunites the ATP and WTA in Cincinnati, Ohio for a Masters 1000 Series event for the men and a Premier-5 event for the women. Baring any late withdrawal, Cincinnati, like Toronto/Montreal, features the very best players in the world.

That leaves just one week to come before the 2018 US Open - but before the final Grand Slam of the 2018 season begins in New York on Monday 27 August, there's another ATP World Tour 250 event due to be held in Winston-Salem while a strong women's field heads to New Haven for the extremely popular and prestigious Premier-level Connecticut Open, with three-time winner Kvitova, Caroline Garcia, Julia Goerges, Daria Kasatkina and more due to compete. 

Previous Winners of the US Open Series

Who has won the US Open Series?

YearMen's championUS Open resultWomen's championUS Open result
2004Lleyton HewittSFKim ClijstersRunner-up
2005Andy RoddickR1Kim Clijsters*Champion
2006Andy RoddickRunner-upAna IvanovicR3
2007Roger Federer*ChampionMaria SharapovaR3
2008Rafael NadalSFDinara SafinaSF
2009Sam QuerreyR3Elena DementievaR2
2010Andy MurrayR3Caroline WozniackiSF
2011Mardy FishR16Serena WilliamsRunner-up
2012Novak DjokovicRunner-upPetra KvitovaR16
2013Rafael Nadal*ChampionSerena Williams*Champion
2014Milos RaonicR16Serena Williams*Champion
2015Andy MurrayR16Karolina PliskovaR1
2016Kei NishikoriSFAgnieszka RadwanskaR16


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