US Open 2017

The 2017 U.S. Open tennis tournament was held from August 22 to September 10 in New York, United States. Sloane Stephens (USA, image left) beat Madison Keys (USA) to win the women’s singles title. Rafael Nadal (Spain, image below) beat Kevin Anderson (South Africa) to win the men’s singles title. This was Stephens’ first US Open and Grand Slam title. This was Nadal’s third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title. You can see the list of all the winners here, and here is a video with the best moments from the tournament.

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.

Why is tennis a noisy game? Because each player raises a racket. :-)

Did you know?

Roger Federer has the most men’s all-time Grand Slam titles with 19.

Image Credits: http://www.usopen.org for the images of Stephens and Nadal
Sources: http://www.usopen.org