• Briton Virginia Wade won the tournament in 1968 by beating Billie Jean King
  • 1968 was also a great year for American player Arthur Ashe - he won his one and only US Open title
  • Billie Jean King is a 12-time Grand Slam singles champion and won the last of her US Open titles in 1980
  • Jimmy Connors also won 12 Grand Slams with his last title at the US Open coming in 1983
  • Eighteen-time major winner Chris Evert won six US Open titles with four of those coming between 1975-78.
  • American domination continued with John McEnroe scoring a hat-trick of titles between 1979 and 1981 and a fourth soon arrived in 1984
  • Martina Navratilova was victorious at Flushing Meadows in 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1987.
  • Ivan Lendl won a hat-trick of titles in New York from 1985-87
  • Germany's Steffi Graf is a five-time winner of the US Open and a 22-time Grand Slam winner
  • Andre Agassi (winner in 1994 and '99) is congratulated on his semi-final win by Boris Becker (1989 champion) after their clash in 1990
  • Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina upset Steffi Graf to win the women's title in 1990
  • Pete Sampras is a 14-time Grand Slam champion and five-time winner in New York
  • Pat Rafter took the trophy Down Under after back-to-back victories in 1997 and '98
  • Justine Henin won the US Open in 2003 and then had to wait four years before reclaiming it
  • Fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters was already a champion in 2005, but returned as a mum to win back-to-back titles in 2009 and '10
  • Maria Sharapova was the centre of attention following her 2006 triumph
  • Roger Federer was the King of New York with five consecutive titles from 2004-08
  • It was some homecoming party for Juan Martin Del Potro after he upset the great man Federer in 2009
  • Reigning queen of New York Serena Williams is a five-time winner and a 17-time Grand Slam champion
  • Andy Murray ended Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion in 2012 ...
  • ... and the Scotsman looked the part following his five-set triumph over Novak Djokovic in 'The Big Apple'

US Open legends

Briton Virginia Wade won the tournament in 1968 by beating Billie Jean King