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The first tennis tournament for men was held at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1881 and was known as U.S. National Championships. Only players from clubs who were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association were permitted to enter. Richard SEARS became the first champion in men's singles. In 1887 the first official U.S. Women's National Singles Championship was held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Men and women competed at different cities before 1968 when five major events - Men's and Women's Singles, Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles moved to new location - West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills.
Billie Jean King
Since 1968 Championship became known as U.S. Open. In 1978 tournament moved to its current location - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. Billie Jean King is one of the greatest American player player, former World No. 1. She won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. Billie Jean King was also the founder of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) in June 1973.
Arthur Ashe
The Centre Court is located at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, named after tennis player who won men's final of the US Open in 1968. Arthur ASHE was the first African-American player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only African-American man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1975, the US Open in 1968, and the Australian Open in 1970. On February 6, 1993, Arthur Ashe died from AIDS-related pneumonia at New York Hospital at the age of 49.

US Open 2020 Winners

Men's Singles
Women's Singles
Men's Singles
Women's Doubles
Mixed Doubles
cancelled

US Open Prize money

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2020
2019
Winners
$3,000,000
$3,850,000
Runners-Up
$1,500,000
$1,900,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2020
2019
Winners
$400,000
$700,000
Runners-Up
$240,000
$370,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2020
2019
Winners
cancelled
$160,000
Runners-Up
cancelled
$76,000