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2018 US Open: Novak Djokovic wins men’s singles title

Former world number one Novak Djokovic from Serbia won 2018 US Open title of tennis in men’s singles category by defeating Argentina’s Juan Martín del Potro (world no 3).  It was Djokovic’s third US Open title and overall 14th Grand Slam title. With this win, he equalled Pete Sampras’ haul of 14 Grand Slams. Further, he became seventh man to win US Open singles title at least thrice in the Open Era.

2018 US Open Winners

Women’s singles title: It was won by Japan’s Naomi Osaka by defeating Serena Williams of US by score of 6-2, 6-4 in the finals.

Men’s Double title: It was won by US pair of Mike Bryan and Jack Sock. They defeated Łukasz Kubot (Poland) and Marcelo Melo (Brazil) by 6–3, 6–1 scrore.

Women’s Doubles title: It was won by Ashleigh Barty (Australia) and CoCo Vandeweghe (US). They defeated Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina Mladenovic (France) pair by 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(8–6).

Mixed Doubles title: It was won by Jamie Murray (UK) and Bethanie Mattek-Sands (US). They defeated Alicja Rosolska (Poland) and Nikola Mektić (Croatia) pair by 2–6, 6–3, [11–9] score.

2018 US Open

It was the 138th edition of tennis’ US Open held on outdoor hard courts at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. It was fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens were defending champions in the men’s and women’s singles events, but they were unsuccessful to defend their titles in this edition of tournament.

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PV Sindhu seventh in Forbes list of highest paid women sportspersons

India’s ace Shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu (23) was ranked seventh on Forbes list of highest-earning women sportspersons in the world (earnings between June 2017 and June 2018). The list was topped by tennis legend Serena Williams with total earning of $18.062 million including $62,000 as prize money. Eight of the 10 top highest-earning women sportspersons were tennis players, remaining two were badminton player and professional racing driver.

Top 10 highest-earning women sportspersons

  1. Serena Williams (Tennis): Total earnings: $18.1 million (Prize money: $62,000, Endorsements: $18 million).
  2. Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis): Total earnings: $13 million (Prize money: $7 million, Endorsements: $6 million).
  3. Sloane Stephens (Tennis): Total earnings: $11.2 million (Prize money: $5.7 million, Endorsements: $5.5 million).
  4. Garbine Muguruza (Tennis): Total earnings: $11 million (Prize money: $5.5 million, Endorsements: $5.5 million).
  5. Maria Sharapova (Tennis): Total earnings: $10.5 million (Prize money: $1 million, Endorsements: $9.5 million).
  6. Venus Williams (Tennis): Total earnings: $10.2 million (Prize money: $4.2 million, Endorsements: $6 million).
  7. V. Sindhu (Badminton): Total earnings: $8.5 million (Prize money: $500,000, Endorsements: $8 million).
  8. Simona Halep (Tennis): Total earnings: $7.7 million (Prize money: $6.2 million, Endorsements: $1.5 million).
  9. Danica Patrick (professional racing driver): Total earnings: $7.5 million (Salary/prize money: $3 million, Endorsements: $4.5 million).
  10. Angelique Kerber (Tennis): Total earnings: $7 million (Prize money: $3 million, Endorsements: $4 million).

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