2016 US Open Series

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In tennis, the 2016 US Open Series (known as Emirates Airline US Open Series for sponsorship reasons) was the thirteenth edition of the US Open Series, which included a group of hard court tournaments that started on July 18, 2016 in Stanford and concluded in Connecticut for the women and in Winston Salem for the men on August 27, 2016. This edition consistsed of three separate men's tournaments and three women's tournaments, with the Western & Southern Open hosting both a men's and women's event. The series was headlined by two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and two WTA Premier 5 events.

Point distribution for series events[edit]

In order to be included in the final standings and subsequently the bonus prize money, a player needs to have countable results from at least two different tournaments. Starting from the 2014 season, a new rule has been added to double the points of a player who has obtained countable results in at least three tournaments.[1]

The top three men’s and top three women’s finishers all earn bonus prize money at the US Open, with the champions of the Series Bonus Challenge having the opportunity to win $1 million in bonus prize money in Flushing Meadows.[2]

Round ATP Masters 1000
WTA Premier 5
ATP World Tour 250
WTA Premier
Winner
100
70
Finalist
70
45
Semifinalist
45
25
Quarterfinalist
25
15
Round of 16
15
0

Standings[edit]

ATP[edit]

Rank Nationality Player Tours 1 Titles Points
1  JPN Kei Nishikori 2 85
2  BUL Grigor Dimitrov 2 70
3  CAN Milos Raonic 2
4  FRA Gaël Monfils 2 60
  SUI Stan Wawrinka 2
6  RSA Kevin Anderson 2 40
 CZE Tomáš Berdych 2
 AUS Bernard Tomic 2
9  ESP Fernando Verdasco 2 30

Notes:

  • 1 – Tours – Number of tournaments in US Open Series in which a player has reached the quarterfinals or better, in 250 series events, or the Round of 16 in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events.
  • # – Indicates a player has earned points in at least three Emirates Airline US Open Series events, therefore doubling his point total earned on the Series.
  • In order to be counted in the final standings, a player must earn points in two or more Emirates Airline US Open Series events.

WTA[edit]

Rank Nationality Player Tours 1 Titles Points
1  POL Agnieszka Radwańska 3 1 220#
2  GBR Johanna Konta 3 1 220#
3  ROU Simona Halep 2 1 145
4  CZE Karolína Plíšková 2 1 115
5  GER Angelique Kerber 2 115
6  ITA Roberta Vinci 3 90#
7  UKR Elina Svitolina 2 60
 USA Venus Williams 2
9  RUS Svetlana Kuznetsova 2 50
10  SVK Dominika Cibulková 2 40
 CZE Petra Kvitová 2
 RUS Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2
13  JPN Misaki Doi 2 30

Notes:

  • 1 – Tours – Number of tournaments in US Open Series in which a player has reached the quarterfinals or better, in Premier events; or the Round of 16 or better in Premier 5 events.
  • # – Indicates a player has earned points in at least three Emirates Airline US Open Series events, therefore doubling her point total earned on the Series.
  • In order to be counted in the final standings, a player must earn points in two or more Emirates Airline US Open Series events.

Bonus prize money[edit]

Top three players in the 2016 US Open Series will receive bonus prize money, depending on where they finish in the 2016 US Open, according to money schedule below.[3]

2016 Emirates Airline US Open Series Finish 2016 US Open Finish Awardees
W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
1st Place $1,000,000 $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $70,000 $40,000 $25,000 $15,000 Japan Kei Nishikori $250,000
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska $70,000
2nd Place $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $35,000 $20,000 $12,500 $7,500 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov $35,000
United Kingdom Johanna Konta $35,000
3rd Place $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $31,250 $17,500 $10,000 $6,250 $3,750 Canada Milos Raonic $6,250
Romania Simona Halep $31,250

Tournament Schedule[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Event
ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier 5
ATP World Tour 500 and WTA Premier
ATP World Tour 250 and WTA International
Week Date Men's Events Women's Events
1 July 18 – July 24 No Series Event Held This Week Stanford
Bank of the West Classic
2016 Champion: United Kingdom Johanna Konta
2 July 25 – July 31 Toronto
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
2016 Champion: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Montreal
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
2016 Champion: Romania Simona Halep
3 August 1 – August 7 Atlanta
BB&T Atlanta Open
2016 Champion: Australia Nick Kyrgios
No Series Event Held This Week
August 8 – August 14 No Series Event Held This Week Due To 2016 Summer Olympics
4 August 15 – August 21 Cincinnati
Western & Southern Open
2016 Champion: Croatia Marin Čilić
Cincinnati
Western & Southern Open
2016 Champion: Czech Republic Karolina Plíšková
5 August 22 – August 27 Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem Open
2016 Champion: Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
New Haven
Connecticut Open
2016 Champion: Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
6–7 August 29 – September 11 New York
US Open
2016 Champion: Switzerland Stan Wawrinka
New York
US Open
2016 Champion: Germany Angelique Kerber

Week 1[edit]

WTA – Bank of the West Classic (Stanford)[edit]

Angelique Kerber was the defending champion, but chose to compete in Båstad instead. Venus Williams was the number one seed. Catherine Bellis reached the quarterfinals of a WTA Premier tournament for the first time in her career, where she lost to Venus Williams.
Johanna Konta won her first WTA title, defeating Williams in the final, 7–5, 5–7, 6–2. Williams was attempting to win her 3rd title in Stanford and her 50th title overall.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States John Isner 7 6
8 United States Taylor Fritz 5 4
1 United States John Isner 65 6 6
WC United States Reilly Opelka 77 4 2
WC United States Reilly Opelka 6 6
7 United States Donal Young 4 4
1 United States John Isner 63 64
2 Australia Nick Kyrgios 77 77
Argentina Horacio Zeballos 4 4
Japan Yoshihito Nishioka 6 6
Japan Yoshihito Nishioka 3 6 3
2 Australia Nick Kyrgios 6 3 6
5 Spain Fernando Verdasco 4 77 3
2 Australia Nick Kyrgios 6 65 6

Week 2[edit]

ATP – Rogers Cup (Toronto)[edit]

Andy Murray was the defending champion, but chose not to participate this year, citing a need to recover from recent tournaments.[4]

Novak Djokovic won his 30th Masters 1000 title, defeating Kei Nishikori in the final, 6–3, 7–5. By reaching his 43rd Masters 1000 final, Djokovic broke the record he previously shared with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 78 6
5 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 66 4
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 6
10 France Gaël Monfils 3 2
4 Canada Milos Raonic 4 4
10 France Gaël Monfils 6 6
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 7
3 Japan Kei Nishikori 3 5
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 3 6 2
3 Japan Kei Nishikori 6 3 6
3 Japan Kei Nishikori 78 6
2 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 66 1
South Africa Kevin Anderson 1 3
2 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 6 6


WTA – Rogers Cup (Montreal)[edit]

Belinda Bencic was the defending champion, but withdrew with a left wrist injury before the tournament began. Number one seed Serena Williams also withdrew prior to the tournament beginning.

Simona Halep won her fifth WTA Premier tournament, defeating Madison Keys in the final, 7–6(7–2), 6–3.
The win also moved Halep to the top of the US Open Series standings.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
15 United Kingdom Johanna Konta 4 3
Q Slovakia Kristína Kučová 6 6
Q Slovakia Kristína Kučová 2 1
10 United States Madison Keys 6 6
16 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 63 6 0
10 United States Madison Keys 77 1 6
10 United States Madison Keys 62 3
5 Romania Simona Halep 77 6
9 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 6 1 1
5 Romania Simona Halep 3 6 6
5 Romania Simona Halep 6 3 6
2 Germany Angelique Kerber 0 6 2
Russia Daria Kasatkina 2 2
2 Germany Angelique Kerber 6 6

Week 3[edit]

ATP – BB&T Atlanta Open[edit]

John Isner was the three-time defending champion, but lost in the final to Nick Kyrgios, 6–7(3–7), 6–7(4–7).

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States John Isner 7 6
8 United States Taylor Fritz 5 4
1 United States John Isner 65 6 6
WC United States Reilly Opelka 77 4 2
WC United States Reilly Opelka 6 6
7 United States Donal Young 4 4
1 United States John Isner 63 64
2 Australia Nick Kyrgios 77 77
Argentina Horacio Zeballos 4 4
Japan Yoshihito Nishioka 6 6
Japan Yoshihito Nishioka 3 6 3
2 Australia Nick Kyrgios 6 3 6
5 Spain Fernando Verdasco 4 77 3
2 Australia Nick Kyrgios 6 65 6

Week 4[edit]

ATP – Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati)[edit]

Roger Federer was the two-time defending champion, but withdrew because of a knee injury.

Marin Čilić won his maiden Masters 1000 title by defeating Andy Murray in the final, 6–4, 7–5, ending his streak of 22-straight match wins dating back to the Queen's Club Championships.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United Kingdom Andy Murray 6 6
Australia Bernard Tomic 4 4
1 United Kingdom Andy Murray 6 6
4 Canada Milos Raonic 3 3
4 Canada Milos Raonic 6 6
8 Austria Dominic Thiem 3 4
1 United Kingdom Andy Murray 4 5
12 Croatia Marin Čilić 6 7
12 Croatia Marin Čilić 6 0
Croatia Borna Ćorić 2 0r
12 Croatia Marin Čilić 4 6 7
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 6 3 5
United States Steve Johnson 68 2
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 710 6

WTA – Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati)[edit]

Angelique Kerber was in contention for the world No. 1 ranking, which she would have attained had she won the title.[5] However, by losing in the final she remained No. 2.[6]

Karolína Plíšková won her first WTA Premier singles title, defeating Kerber in the final, 6–3, 6–1.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
15 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6 4 6
7 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 3 6 2
15 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6 6
4 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 1 3
4 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 6 6
Q Hungary Tímea Babos 4 3
15 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6 6
2 Germany Angelique Kerber 3 1
5 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 5 1
3 Romania Simona Halep 7 6
3 Romania Simona Halep 3 4
2 Germany Angelique Kerber 6 6
9 Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 6 3 0
2 Germany Angelique Kerber 4 6 6

Week 5[edit]

ATP – Winston-Salem Open[edit]

Kevin Anderson was the defending champion, but lost in the second round to Jiří Veselý.

Pablo Carreño Busta won the title, defeating Roberto Bautista Agut in the final, 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–1), 6–4.

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 France Richard Gasquet 5 3
Australia John Millman 7 6
Australia John Millman 4 65
16 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 6 77
16 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 6 6
12 Russia Andrey Kuznetsov 4 3
16 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 66 77 6
2/WC Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 78 61 4
9 Serbia Viktor Troicki 6 4 6
15 Spain Fernando Verdasco 4 6 4
9 Serbia Viktor Troicki 5 77 2
2/WC Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 7 62 6
Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun 3 2
2/WC Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 6 6

WTA – Connecticut Open (New Haven)[edit]

Petra Kvitová was the two-time defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to Agnieszka Radwańska.

Agnieszka Radwańska won the title, defeating Elina Svitolina in the final, 6–1, 7–6(7–3).

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1/WC Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6 6
LL Belgium Kirsten Flipkens 1 4
1/WC Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6 6
6 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 1 1
6 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 6 6
Russia Ekaterina Makarova 3 1
1/WC Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6 77
10 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 1 63
10 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 6 6
Russia Elena Vesnina 3 1
10 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 6 6
LL Sweden Johanna Larsson 4 2
LL Sweden Johanna Larsson 711 6
2 Italy Roberta Vinci 69 1

Weeks 6–7[edit]

ATP – US Open (New York)[edit]

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 6 0
9 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3 2 0r
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 6 3 6
10 France Gaël Monfils 3 2 6 2
24 France Lucas Pouille 4 3 3
10 France Gaël Monfils 6 6 6
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 77 4 5 3
3 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 61 6 7 6
WC Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 65 6 3 2
3 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 77 4 6 6
3 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 4 7 6 6
6 Japan Kei Nishikori 6 5 4 2
6 Japan Kei Nishikori 1 6 4 6 7
2 United Kingdom Andy Murray 6 4 6 1 5

WTA – US Open (New York)[edit]

Main Draw Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Serena Williams 6 4 6
5 Romania Simona Halep 2 6 3
1 United States Serena Williams 2 65
10 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6 77
Croatia Ana Konjuh 2 2
10 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6 6
10 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 3 6 4
2 Germany Angelique Kerber 6 4 6
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6 6
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 0 2
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 4 3
2 Germany Angelique Kerber 6 6
7 Italy Roberta Vinci 5 0
2 Germany Angelique Kerber 7 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Emirates Airline US Open Series Bonus Challenge" (PDF). AmazonAWS.com.
  2. ^ "About the Emirates Airline US Open Series". emiratesusopenseries.com. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Bonus Challenge - Emirates Airlines US Open Series". emiratesusopenseries.com. 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Andy Murray withdraws from Rogers Cup presented by National Bank". RogersCup.com. Tennis Canada. 18 July 2016. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  5. ^ "With Serena Williams on shelf, Angelique Kerber eyes No. 1 ranking in Cincinnati". Tennis. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Angelique Kerber loses to Karolina Pliskova in Cincinnati Open final". Tennis. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.

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