The Sports Almanac

Women's U.S. Open



Through 2016 U.S. Open
U.S. Open Champions  Multiple Champions
YEAR
WINNER NATIONALITY
RUNNER-UP
NATIONALITY
SCORES
1887
Ellen Hansell
United States
Laura Knight
United States
6-1, 6-0
1888
Bertha Townsend
United States
Ellen Hansell
United States
6-3, 6-5
1889
Bertha Townsend
United States
Lida Voorhees
United States
7-5, 6-2
1890
Ellen Roosevelt
United States
Bertha Townsend
United States
6-2, 6-2
1891
Mabel Cahill
Great Britain
Ellen Roosevelt
United States
6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
1892
Mabel Cahill
Great Britain
Elisabeth Moore
United States
5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
1893
Aline Terry
United States
Augusta Schultz
United States
6-1, 6-3
1894
Helen Hellwig
United States Aline Terry
United States 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
1895
Juliette Atkinson
United States Helen Hellwig
United States 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
1896
Elisabeth Moore
United States Juliette Atkinson
United States 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
1897
Juliette Atkinson United States Elisabeth Moore
United States 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3
1898
Juliette Atkinson United States Marion Jones
United States 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
1899
Marion Jones
United States Maud Banks
United States 6-1, 6-1, 7-5
1900
Myrtle McAteer
United States Edith Parker
United States 6-2, 6-2, 6-0
1901
Elisabeth Moore
United States Myrtle McAteer
United States 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
1902
Marion Jones
United States Elisabeth Moore
United States 6-1, 1-0 (retired)
1903
Elisabeth Moore
United States Marion Jones
United States 7-5, 8-6
1904
May Sutton
United States Elisabeth Moore
United States 6-1, 6-2
1905
Elisabeth Moore
United States Helen Homans
United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
1906
Helen Homans
United States Maud Barger-Wallach
United States 6-4, 6-3
1907
Evelyn Sears
United States Carrie Neely
United States 6-3, 6-2
1908
Maud Barger-Wallach
United States Evelyn Sears
United States 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
1909
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
United States Maud Barger-Wallach
United States 6-0, 6-1
1910
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
United States Louise Hammond Raymond
United States 6-4, 6-2
1911
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman United States Florence Sutton
United States 8-10, 6-1, 9-7
1912
Mary Browne
United States Eleonora Sears
United States 6-4, 6-2
1913
Mary Browne
United States Dorothy Green
United States 6-2, 7-5
1914
Mary Browne
United States Marie Wagner
United States 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
1915
Molla Bjurstedt
Norway
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman United States
4-6, 6-2, 6-0
1916
Molla Bjurstedt
Norway
Louise Hammond Raymond
United States
6-0, 6-1
1917
Molla Bjurstedt Norway
Marion Vanderhoef
United States
4-6, 6-0, 6-2
1918
Molla Bjurstedt Norway
Eleanor Goss
United States
6-4, 6-3
1919
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman United States
Marion Zinderstein
United States
6-1, 6-2
1920
Molla Mallory
United States
Marion Zinderstein
United States
6-3, 6-1
1921
Molla Mallory United States
Mary Browne
United States
4-6, 6-4, 6-2
1922
Molla Mallory United States
Helen Wills
United States
6-3, 6-1
1923
Helen Wills
United States
Molla Mallory United States
6-2, 6-1
1924
Helen Wills
United States
Molla Mallory United States
6-1, 6-3
1925
Helen Wills
United States
Kitty McKane Godfree
Great Britain
3-6, 6-0, 6-2
1926
Molla Mallory
United States
Elizabeth Ryan
United States
4-6, 6-4, 9-7
1927
Helen Wills
United States
Betty Nuthall
Great Britain
6-1, 6-4
1928
Helen Wills
United States
Helen Jacobs
United States
6-2, 6-1
1929
Helen Wills
United States
Phoebe Holcroft Watson
Great Britain
6-4, 6-2
1930
Betty Nuthall
Great Britain
Anna McCune Harper
United States
6-1, 6-4
1931
Helen Wills Moody
United States
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
Great Britain
6-4, 6-1
1932
Helen Jacobs
United States
Carolin Babcock Stark
United States
6-2, 6-2
1933
Helen Jacobs
United States
Helen Wills Moody
United States
8-6, 3-6, 3-0 (retired)
1934
Helen Jacobs
United States
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States
6-1, 6-4
1935
Helen Jacobs
United States
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States
6-2, 6-4
1936
Alice Marble
United States
Helen Jacobs
United States
4-6, 6-3, 6-2
1937
Anita Lizana
Chile
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska
Poland
6-4, 6-2
1938
Alice Marble
United States
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia
6-0, 6-3
1939
Alice Marble
United States
Helen Jacobs
United States
6-0, 8-10, 6-4
1940
Alice Marble
United States
Helen Jacobs
United States
6-2, 6-3
1941
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States
Pauline Betz
United States
7-5, 6-2
1942
Pauline Betz
United States
Louise Brough Clapp
United States
4-6, 6-1, 6-4
1943
Pauline Betz
United States
Louise Brough Clapp
United States
6-3, 5-7, 6-3
1944
Pauline Betz
United States
Margaret Osborne duPont
United States
6-3, 8-6
1945
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States
Pauline Betz
United States
3-6, 8-6, 6-4
1946
Pauline Betz
United States
Doris Hart
United States
11-9, 6-3
1947
Louise Brough Clapp
United States
Margaret Osborne duPont
United States
8-6, 4-6, 6-1
1948
Margaret Osborne duPont United States
Louise Brough Clapp
United States
4-6, 6-4, 15-13
1949
Margaret Osborne duPont United States
Doris Hart
United States
6-2, 6-1
1950
Margaret Osborne duPont United States
Doris Hart
United States
6-4, 6-3
1951
Maureen Connolly
United States
Shirley Fry Irvin
United States
6-3, 1-6, 6-4
1952
Maureen Connolly
United States
Doris Hart
United States
6-3, 7-5
1953
Maureen Connolly United States
Doris Hart
United States
6-2, 6-4
1954
Doris Hart
United States
Louise Brough Clapp
United States
6-8, 6-1, 8-6
1955
Doris Hart
United States
Patricia Ward Hales
Great Britain
6-4, 6-2
1956
Shirley Fry Irvin
United States
Althea Gibson
United States
6-3, 6-4
1957
Althea Gibson
United States
Louise Brough Clapp
United States
6-3, 6-2
1958
Althea Gibson
United States
Darlene Hard
United States
3-6, 6-1, 6-2
1959
Maria Bueno
Brazil
Christine Truman Janes
Great Britain
6-1, 6-4
1960
Darlene Hard
United States
Maria Bueno
Brazil
6-4, 10-12, 6-4
1961
Darlene Hard
United States
Ann Haydon Jones
Great Britain
6-3, 6-4
1962
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Darlene Hard
United States
9-7, 6-4
1963
Maria Bueno
Brazil
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
7-5, 6-4
1964
Maria Bueno
Brazil
Carole Caldwell Graebner
United States
6-1, 6-0
1965
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Billie Jean King
United States
8-6, 7-5
1966
Maria Bueno
Brazil
Nancy Richey
United States
6-3, 6-1
1967
Billie Jean King
United States
Ann Haydon Jones
Great Britain
11-9, 6-4
1968
Virginia Wade
Great Britain
Billie Jean King
United States
6-4, 6-2
1969
Margaret Smith Court Australia
Nancy Richey
United States
6-2, 6-2
1970
Margaret Smith Court Australia
Rosemary Casals
United States
6-2, 2-6, 6-1
1971
Billie Jean King
United States
Rosemary Casals
United States
6-4, 7-6
1972
Billie Jean King
United States
Kerry Melville Reid
Australia
6-3, 7-5
1973
Margaret Smith Court Australia
Evonne Goolagong Crawley
Australia
7-6, 5-7, 6-2
1974
Billie Jean King
United States
Evonne Goolagong Crawley Australia
3-6, 6-3, 7-5
1975
Chris Evert
United States
Evonne Goolagong Crawley Australia
5-7, 6-4, 6-2
1976
Chris Evert
United States
Evonne Goolagong Crawley Australia
6-3, 6-0
1977
Chris Evert
United States
Wendy Turnbull
Australia
7-6, 6-2
1978
Chris Evert
United States
Pam Shriver
United States
7-5, 6-4
1979
Tracy Austin
United States
Chris Evert
United States
6-4, 6-3
1980
Chris Evert
United States
Hana Mandlikova
Czechoslovakia
5-7, 6-1, 6-1
1981
Tracy Austin
United States
Martina Navratilova
United States
1-6, 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-1)
1982
Chris Evert
United States
Hana Mandlikova
Czechoslovakia
6-3, 6-1
1983
Martina Navratilova United States
Chris Evert
United States
6-1, 6-3
1984
Martina Navratilova United States
Chris Evert
United States
4-6, 6-4, 6-4
1985
Hana Mandlikova
Czechoslovakia
Martina Navratilova United States
7-6(7-3), 1-6, 7-6(7-2)
1986
Martina Navratilova United States
Helena Sukova
Czechoslovakia
6-3, 6-2
1987
Martina Navratilova United States
Steffi Graf
West Germany
7-6(7-4), 6-1
1988
Steffi Graf
West Germany
Gabriella Sabatini
Argentina
6-3, 3-6, 6-1
1989
Steffi Graf
West Germany
Martina Navratilova United States
3-6, 7-5, 6-1
1990
Gabrielle Sabatini
Argentina
Steffi Graf
West Germany
6-2, 7-6(7-4)
1991
Monica Seles
Yugoslavia
Martina Navratilova United States
7-6(7-1), 6-1
1992
Monica Seles
Yugoslavia
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
Spain
6-3, 6-3
1993
Steffi Graf
Germany
Helena Sukova
Czech Republic
6-3, 6-3
1994
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
Spain
Steffi Graf
Germany
1-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-4
1995
Steffi Graf
Germany
Monica Seles
United States
7-6(8-6), 0-6, 6-3
1996
Steffi Graf
Germany
Monica Seles
United States
7-5, 6-4
1997
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
Venus Williams
United States
6-0, 6-4
1998
Lindsay Davenport
United States
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
6-3, 7-5
1999
Serena Williams
United States
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
6-3, 7-6(7-4)
2000
Venus Williams
United States
Lindsay Davenport
United States
6-4, 7-5
2001
Venus Williams
United States
Serena Williams
United States
6-2, 6-4
2002
Serena Williams
United States
Venus Willians
United States
6-4, 6-3
2003
Justine Henin
Belgium
Kim Clijsters
Belgium
7-5, 6-1
2004
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia
Elena Dementieva
Russia
6-3, 7-5
2005
Kim Clijsters
Belgium
Mary Pierce
France
6-3, 6-1
2006
Maria Sharapova
Russia
Justine Henin
Belgium
6-4, 6-4
2007
Justine Henin
Belgium
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia
6-1, 6-3
2008
Serena Williams
United States
Jelena Jankovic
Serbia
6-4, 7-5
2009
Kim Clijsters
Belgium
Caroline Wozniacki
Denmark
7-5, 6-3
2010
Kim Clijsters Belgium
Vera Zvonareva
Russia
6-2, 6-1
2011
Samantha Stosur
Australia
Serena Williams
United States
6-2, 6-3
2012
Serena Williams
United States
Victoria Azarenka
Belarus
6-2, 2-6, 7-5
2013
Serena Williams
United States
Victoria Azarenka
Belarus
7-5, 6-7(6-8), 6-1
2014
Serena Williams
United States
CarolianWozniacki
Denmark
6-3, 6-3
2015
Flavia Pennetta
Italy
Roberta Vinci
Italy
7-6(7-4), 6-2
2016
Angelique Kerber
Germany
Karolina Plišková
Czech Republic
6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Multiple Champions 
U.S. Open Champions
Champion Nationality
Years
Wins
Molla Mallory United States
1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1926 8
Helen Wills Moody United States
1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931 7
Chris Evert
United States
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982 6
Serena Williams
United States
1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 6
Margaret Smith Court Australia 1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1973 5
Steffi Graf
Germany
1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996 5
Elisabeth Moore United States
1896, 1901, 1903, 1905 4
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman United States
1909, 1910, 1911, 1919 4
Helen Jacobs United States
1932, 1933, 1934, 1935 4
Alice Marble United States
1936, 1938, 1939, 1940 4
Pauline Betz United States
1942, 1943, 1944, 1946 4
Maria Bueno Brazil
1959, 1963, 1964, 1966 4
Billie Jean King United States
1967, 1971, 1972, 1974 4
Martina Navratilova United States
1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 4
Juliette Atkinson United States
1895, 1897, 1898 3
Mary Browne United States
1912, 1913, 1914 3
Margaret Osborne duPont United States
1948, 1949, 1950 3
Maureen Connolly United States
1951, 1952, 1953 3
Kim Clijsters Belgium
2005, 2009, 2010 3
Bertha Townsend United States
1888, 1889
2
Mabel Cahill Great Britain
1891, 1892
2
Marion Jones
United States
1899, 1902
2
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States
1941, 1945
2
Doris Hart
United States
1954, 1955
2
Althea Gibson
United States
1957, 1958
2
Darlene Hard
United States
1960, 1961
2
Tracy Austin
United States
1979, 1981
2
Monia Seles
United States
1991, 1992
2
Venus Williams
United States
2000, 2001
2
Justine Henin
Belgium
2003, 2007
2