US Open Women’s Singles Winners 1887 – Present

US Open Womens Singles

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the winners of the US Open Women’s Singles Tennis Competition

The competition was played on grass from 1881 – 1974, it was then changed to clay from 1975 – 1977. From 1978 the US Open has been played on a hard court.

It is held over 2 weeks – late August/ early September. The women’s singles final is the best of three sets, however from 1891 – 1901 it was the best of five sets.

See also: Wimbledon Women’s Singles Winners
French Open Women’s Singles Winners
Australian Open Women’s Singles Winners
US Open Men’s Singles Winners

1887
Ellen Hansell USA
beat Laura Knight USA
6–1, 6–0
1888
Bertha Townsend USA
beat Ellen Hansell USA
6–3, 6-5
1889
Bertha Townsend USA
beat Lida Voorhees USA
7-5, 6-2
1890
Ellen Roosevelt USA
beat Bertha Townsend USA
6-2, 6-2
1891
Mabel Cahill GBR
beat Ellen Roosevelt USA
6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
1892
Mabel Cahill GBR
beat Elisabeth Moore USA
5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
1893
Aline Terry USA
beat Augusta Schultz USA
6–1, 6–3
1894
Helen Hellwig USA
beat Aline Terry USA
7–5, 3–6, 6–0, 3–6, 6–3
1895
Juliette Atkinson USA
beat Helen Hellwig USA
6–4, 6–2, 6–1
1896
Elisabeth Moore USA
beat Juliette Atkinson USA
6–4, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
1897
Juliette Atkinson USA
beat Elisabeth Moore USA
6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 3–6, 6–3
1898
Juliette Atkinson USA
beat Marion Jones USA
6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 2–6, 7–5
1899
Marion Jones USA
beat Maud Banks USA
6-1, 6-1, 7-5
1900
Myrtle McAteer USA
beat Edith Parker USA
6-2, 6–2, 6–0
1901
Elisabeth Moore USA
beat Myrtle McAteer USA
6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
1902
Marion Jones USA
beat Elisabeth Moore USA
6-1, 1-0, retired
1903
Elisabeth Moore USA
Marion Jones USA
7-5, 8-6
1904
May Sutton USA
beat Elisabeth Moore USA
6-1, 6-2
1905
Elisabeth Moore USA
beat Helen Homans USA
6-4, 5-7, 6-1
1906
Helen Homans USA
beat Maud Barger-Wallach USA
6-4, 6-3
1907
Evelyn Sears USA
beat Carrie Neely USA
6-3, 6-
1908
Maud Barger-Wallach USA
beat Evelyn Sears USA
6-3, 1-6, 6-3
1909
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman USA
beat Maud Barger-Wallach USA
6–0, 6–1
1910
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman USA
beat Louise Hammond Raymond USA
6-4, 6-2
1911
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman USA
beat Florence Sutton USA
8–10, 6–1, 9–7
1912
Mary Browne USA
beat Eleanora Sears USA
6-4, 6-2
1913
Mary Browne USA
beat Dorothy Green USA
6-2, 7-5
1914
Mary Browne USA
beat Marie Wagner USA
6-2, 1-6, 6-1
1915
Molla Bjurstedt NOR
beat Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman USA
4-6, 6–2, 6–0
1916
Molla Bjurstedt NOR
beat Louise Hammond Raymond USA
6–0, 6–1
1917
Molla Bjurstedt NOR
beat Marion Vanderhoef USA
4-6, 6–0, 6–2
1918
Molla Bjurstedt NOR
beat Eleanor Goss USA
6–4, 6–3
1919
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman USA
beat Marion Zinderstein USA
6-1, 6-2
1920
Molla Mallory USA
beat Marion Zinderstein USA
6-3, 6-1
1921
Molla Mallory USA
beat Mary Browne USA
4-6, 6-4, 6-2
1922
Molla Mallory USA
beat Helen Wills USA
6-3, 6-1
1923
Helen Wills USA
beat Molla Mallory USA
6-2, 6-1
1924
Helen Wills USA
beat Molla Mallory USA
6–1, 6–3
1925
Helen Wills USA
beat Kitty Godfree GBR
3-6, 6-0, 6-2
1926
Molla Mallory USA
beat Elizabeth Ryan USA
4–6, 6–4, 9-7
1927
Helen Wills USA
beat Betty Nuthall GBR
6-1, 6-4
1928
Helen Wills USA
beat Helen Jacobs USA
6-2, 6-1
1929
Helen Wills USA
beat Phoebe Watson USA
6-4, 6-2
1930
Betty Nuthall GBR
beat Anna McCune Harper USA
6-1, 6-4
1931
Helen Wills Moody USA
beat Eileen Bennett Whittingstall GBR
6-4, 6-1
1932
Helen Jacobs USA
beat Carolin Babcock Stark USA
6-2, 6-2
1933
Helen Jacobs USA
beat Helen Wills Moody GBR
8-6, 3-6, 3-0, retired
1934
Helen Jacobs USA
beat Sarah Palfrey Cooke USA
6–1, 6–4
1935
Helen Jacobs USA
beat Sarah Palfrey Cooke USA
6–2, 6–4
1936
Alice Marble USA
beat Helen Jacobs USA
4–6, 6–3, 6-2
1937
Anita LIzana CHI
beat Jadwiga Jędrzejowska POL
6–4, 6–2
1938
Alice Marble USA
beat Nancye Wynne Bolton AUS
6-0, 6-3
1939
Alice Marble USA
beat Helen Jacobs
6-0, 8-10, 6-4
1940
Alice Marble USA
beat Helen Jacobs USA
6-2, 6-3
1941
Sarah Palfrey Cooke USA
beat Pauline Betz USA
7-5, 6-2
1942
Pauline Betz USA
beat Louise Brough USA
4-6, 6-1, 6-4
1943
Pauline Betz USA
beat Louise Brough USA
6-3, 5-7, 6-3
1944
Pauline Betz USA
beat Margaret duPont USA
6-3, 8-6
1945
Sarah Palfrey Cooke USA
beat Pauline Betz USA
3-6, 8-6, 6-4
1946
Pauline Betz USA
beat Doris Hart USA
11-9, 6-3
1947
Louise Brough USA
beat Margaret duPont USA
8-6, 4-6, 6-1
1948
Margaret duPont USA
beat Louise Brough USA
4-6, 6-4, 15-13
1949
Margaret duPont USA
beat Doris Hart USA
6-3, 6-1
1950
Margaret duPont USA
beat Doris Hart USA
6–4, 6–3
1951
Maureen Connolly USA
beat Shirley Fry USA
6-3, 1-6, 6-4
1952
Maureen Connolly USA
beat Doris Hart USA
6-3, 7-5
1953
Maureen Connolly USA
beat Doris Hart USA
6-2, 6-4
1954
Doris Hart USA
beat Louise Brough USA
6-8, 6-1, 8-6
1955
Doris Hart USA
beat Patricia Hales GBR
6-4, 6-2
1956
Shirley Fry USA
beat Althea Gibson USA
6-3, 6-4
1957
Althea Gibson USA
beat Louise Brough USA
6-3, 6-2
1958
Althea Gibson USA
beat Darlene Hard USA
3-6, 6-1, 6-2
1959
Maria Bueno BRA
beat Christine Truman GBR
6-1, 6-4
1960
Darlene Hard USA
beat Maria Bueno BRA
6-4, 10-12, 6-4
1961
Darlene Hard USA
beat Ann Jones GBR
6-3, 6–4
1962
Margaret Court AUS
beat Darlene Hard USA
9-7, 6-4
1963
Maria Bueno BRA
Margaret Court AUS
7-5, 6-4
1964
Maria Bueno BRA
beat Carol Graebner USA
6–1, 6–0
1965
Margaret Smith AUS
beat Billie Jean King USA
8-6, 7-5
1966
Maria Bueno BRA
beat Nancy Richey USA
6–3, 6–1
1967
Billie Jean King USA
beat Ann Jones GBR
11-9, 6-4
1968
Virginia Wade GBR
beat Billie Jean King USA
6-4, 6-2
1969
Margaret Court AUS
beat Nancy Richey USA
6–2, 6–2
1970
Margaret Court AUS
beat Rosemary Casals USA
6-2, 2-6, 6-1
1971
Billie Jean King USA
beat Rosemary Casals USA
6-4, 7-6
1972
Billie Jean King USA
beat Kerry Reid AUS
6-3, 7-5
1973
Margaret Court AUS
beat Evonne Goolagong Cawley AUS
7-6, 5-7, 6-2
1974
Billie Jean King USA
beat Evonne Goolagong Cawley AUS
3-6, 6-3, 7-5
1975
Chris Evert USA
beat Evonne Goolagong Cawley AUS
5-7, 6-4, 6-2
1976
Chris Evert USA
beat Evonne Goolagong Cawley AUS
6-3, 6-0
1977
Chris Evert USA
beat Wendy Turnbull AUS
7–6, 6–2
1978
Chris Evert USA
beat Pam Shriver USA
7–5, 6-4
1979
Tracy Austin USA
Chris Evert USA
6-4, 6-3
1980
Chris Evert USA
beat Hana Mandlikova CZE
5-7, 6-1, 6-1
1981
Tracy Austin USA
beat Martina Navratilova USA
1-6, 7-6, 7-6
1982
Chris Evert USA
beat Hana Mandlikova CZE
6–3, 6–1
1983
Martina Navratilova USA
beat Chris Evert USA
6-1, 6-3
1984
Martina Navratilova USA
beat Chris Evert USA
4-6, 6-4, 6-4
1985
Hana Mandlikova CZE
beat Martina Navratilova USA
7–6, 1–6, 7–6
1986
Martina Navratilova USA
beat Helena Helena Suková CZE
6-3, 6-2
1987
Martina Navratilova USA
beat Steffi Graf GER
7-6, 6-1
1988
Steffi Graf GER
beat Gabriela Sabatini ARG
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
1989
Steffi Graf GER
beat Martina Navratilova USA
3–6, 7–5, 6–1
1990
Gabriela Sabatini ARG
beat Steffi Graf GER
6-2, 7-6
1991
Monica Seles YUG
beat Steffi Graf GER
7–6, 6–1
1992
Monica Seles YUG
beat Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-3, 6-3
1993
Steffi Graf GER
beat Helena Sukova CZE
6-3, 6-3
1994
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario ESP
beat Steffi Graf GER
1–6, 7–6, 6–4
1995
Steffi Graf GER
beat Monica Seles USA
7–6, 0–6, 6–3
1996
Steffi Graf GER
beat Monica Seles USA
7-5, 6-4
1997
Martina Hingis SUI
beat Venus Williams USA
6–0, 6–4
1998
Lindsay Davanport USA
beat Martina Hingis SUI
6-3, 7-5
1999
Serena Williams USA
beat Martina Hingis SUI
6-3, 7-6
2000
Venus Williams USA
beat Lindsay Davenport USA
6-4, 7-5
2001
Venus Williams USA
beat Serena Williams USA
6–2, 6–4
2002
Serena Williams USA
beat Venus Williams USA
6-4, 6-3
2003
Justine Henin BEL
beat Kim Clijsters BEL
7–5, 6–1
2004
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS
beat Elena Dementieva RUS
6-3, 7-5
2005
Kim Clijsters BEL
beat Mary Pierce FRA
6-3, 6-1
2006
Maria Sharapova RUS
beat Justine Henin BEL
6–4, 6–4
2007
Justine Henin BEL
beat Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS
6-1, 6-3
2008
Serena Williams USA
beat Jelena Janković SRB
6-4, 7-5
2009
Kim Clijsters BEL
beat Caroline Wozniacki DEN
7-5, 6-3
2010
Kim Clijsters BEL
beat Vera Zvonareva RUS
6-2, 6-1
2011
Samantha Stosur AUS
beat Serena Williams USA
6-2, 6-3
2012
Serena Williams USA
beat Victoria Azarenka BLR
6–2, 2–6, 7–5
2013
Serena Williams USA
beat Victoria Azarenka BLR
7-5, 6-7, 6-1
2014
Serena Williams USA
beat Caroline Wozniacki DEN
6-3, 6-3
2015
Flavia Pennetta ITA
beat Roberta Vinci ITA
7-6, 6-2
2016
Angelique Kerber GER
beat Karolína Plíšková CZE
6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2017
Sloane Stephens USA
beat Madison Keys USA
6-3, 6-0
2018
Naomi Osaka JPN
beat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4
2019
Bianca Andreescu CAN
beat Serena Williams USA
6-3, 7-5
2020
Naomi Osaka JPN
beat Victoria Azarenka BLR
1–6, 6–3, 6–3

 

Published Jul 14, 2020 @ 9:40 am – Updated – Sep 15, 2020 @ 11:29 am

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2020). US Opem Women’s Singles Winners 1887 to Present Day. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/us-open-womens-singles-winners-1887-to-present-day. Last accessed August 24th, 2021