Unbreakable records of the US Open

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23 Aug 2019

Here are the unbreakable records of the US Open

The US Open is one of the oldest Grand Slams in tennis history to date.

Over the years, many legendary players graced the court and set a new bar in the sport to take the tournament to a whole new level.

Naturally, the tournament has produced some unbreakable records over the years as we take a look at them.

Most titles

Margaret Osborne duPont's most titles at the event

Margaret Osborne duPont's most titles at the event

We are not just talking about the singles competition of this event, but all the competitions.

Thus, the record for most US Open titles across competition lies with Margaret Osborne duPont of the USA.

She has won 25 titles at the event including three singles, 13 doubles and nine mixed-doubles titles.

No other person is even close to replicating such feat.

Youngest champion

Tracy Austin: The youngest sensation of US Open

Winning a Grand Slam at the youngest possible age gives the chance to scale greater heights.

On the same note, Tracy Austin holds the record of being the youngest US Open champion at the age of 16 years, 8 months and 28 days.

However, since the rules regarding the minimum age required for participation have now changed, this record is likely to stand forever.

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Most seeded

Chris Evert plays 16 straight US Open semis

Chris Evert plays 16 straight US Open semis

Playing a tournament on a consistent basis itself is an achievement while reaching the semis or finals consistently is even better.

Consequently, the record for most consecutive semi-final appearances lies with Chris Evert, who played 16 consecutive semis from 1971 to 1986.

While some players might be close to her, but breaking her record stands nearly impossible as of now.

Most seeded

Jimmy Connors' most consecutive US Opens as a seeded player

The longer a player is seeded, the better is the chance of him making through to the crucial stages.

In the same light, the record for most consecutive appearances at the event as a seeded player lies with Jimmy Connors, who has played 18 consecutive US Opens being seeded.

The record stretches from 1972 to 1989 and is likely to stay on forever.

Most successive sets

Helen Wills wins most successive sets

Helen Wills wins most successive sets

Winning consistently without dropping a set is a gem to watch and a legendary feat for any player.

Speaking on this dominance, the record for most successive sets won in the event lies with Helen Wills, who won 54 consecutive sets from 1927-29.

Meanwhile, Evert did come close in 1975-79, winning 46 consecutive sets, but no one else is even near to this feat.

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When was US open started?

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US Open was started in 1881.

How many US Open titles has Roger Federer won?

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Federer has won five US Open titles.

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Nadal has won three US Open titles.

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Serena has won six US Open titles.

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