The final Grand Slam of the year has now concluded and here at the Tennis Times I thought I would let you know about a great post from OnTheBaseline, which outlines the key stats from the US Open 2008.
A record attendance of over 720,000 fans attended the tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York.
10 – Set points saved by Serena Williams in her quarterfinal match against her sister Venus.
23 – Sessions sold out at this year’s US Open.
222 million – Pages viewed by fans at www.usopen.org
4 – Titles captured by American players at their home Grand Slam.
477 – Instant replay challenges made during the two weeks in Arthur Ashe and Louis
155 – Calls that were overturned after player challenges.
720,000 – Over 720,000 fans attended this year’s Championships.
33 – Aces hit by eventual champion Serena Williams, the most of any player in the women’s
14 – Double faults posted by former world number one Amelie Mauresmo in her fourth round
loss to Flavia Pennetta.
128 mph – The fastest serve of the women’s tournament which was hit by Anna-Lena Groenefeld.
1974 – The last year prior to 2008 that the women’s final was not staged on a Saturday.
170 – Winners hit by Serena Williams in her seven matches.
0 – Sets dropped by Serena Williams along the way to her third US Open title.
38 – Countries represented in the women’s main draw.