The US Open 2019 has started with a record for the highest ever prize purse in the history of professional tennis. The tournament at Flushing Meadows got over with the record of highest attendance.
The US Open set an all-time attendance record in 2019, with 737,872 fans coming to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the two weeks of the main draw, which saw Arthur Ashe Stadium sell out 23 of 24 sessions, US Open has confirmed.
Combined with the record 115,355 attendance during US Open Fan Week, the US Open’s total three-week attendance surpassed 850,000 for the first time at 853,227.
Second seed Rafael Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win the final on four hours and 50 minutes.
Serena Williams was denied women’s singles title by Canadian Bianca Andreescu 3-6, 5-7.