2014 U.S. Open

The 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament was held from August 25 to September 8 in New York, United States. Serena Williams (from the USA, image) beat Caroline Wozniacki (from Denmark) to win the women’s singles title. This was Williams’ sixth US Open win and 18th Grand Slam singles title win. The record for the most Grand Slam women’s singles titles is held by Margaret Court (24).

Marin Čilić (from Croatia, image) beat Kei Nishikori (from Japan) to win the men’s singles title making it his first Grand Slam title. The mixed doubles was won by Sania Mirza (from India) and Bruno Soares (from Brazil). Ekaterina Makarova (from Russia) and Elena Vesnina (from Russia) won the women’s doubles title. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (both from the USA) won the men’s doubles making the win their 16th Grand Slam title. It’s not a coincidence that their last name is the same, Bob and Mike are twin brothers.

So what’s a Grand Slam title? You get a Grand Slam title by winning any of the four Grand Slam tournaments – the Australian Open, US Open, French Open, or Wimbledon. The US Open started in 1881 in Rhode Island, USA. The tournament is played on hard courts. You can watch the highlights here.

What do you serve but not eat? A tennis ball. 🙂

Image Credits: Carine06 from UK for Čilić’s image, Sascha Wenninger, Melbourne, Australia. for Williams’ image
Sources: http://www.usopen.org/