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Oldest women tennis players to win the U.S. Open

Oldest women tennis players to win the U.S. Open - Serena Williams
Oldest women tennis players to win the U.S. Open - Serena Williams
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The following is a list of the oldest women to ever win titles at the U.S. Open. I've listed the oldest women to win singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles at the U.S. Open.

This is an interesting list because the oldest women to ever win a singles title at the U.S. Open in the Open Era just set the record in 2014.

Oldest women tennis players to win the U.S. Open

Oldest woman singles champion at the U.S. Open

The oldest woman to win a U.S. Open singles title is Molla Mallory, who was 42 years old when she won the title in 1926. That was the last of Mallory's eight singles titles at the U.S. Open. Mallory is also the oldest player, male or female, to win a singles title at the U.S. Open.

The oldest woman to win a singles title at the U.S. Open since the Open Era began in 1968 when professional players were allowed to compete is Serena Williams. Serena was just a few weeks shy of her 33rd birthday when she won the U.S. Open for the sixth time in 2014.

Oldest woman doubles champion at the U.S. Open

The oldest woman and player, male or female, to win a doubles title at the U.S. Open is Hazel Wightman, who was 41 years and 257 days old when she won in 1928. That was Wightman's sixth doubles title at the U.S. Open. She also won four singles titles and six mixed doubles titles at the U.S. Open.

Oldest woman mixed doubles champion at the U.S. Open

The oldest woman to win a mixed doubles championship at the U.S. Open is Martina Navratilova. Martina was 49 years, 10 months and 9 days old when she teamed with Bob Bryan to defeat Kveta Peschke and Martin Damm by a score of 6-2, 6-3 to win the mixed doubles title in 2006.

The win was Martina Navratilova's third mixed doubles title at the U.S. Open. She also won nine doubles titles and four singles titles at the U.S. Open. The win also made Martina Navratilova the oldest person, male of female, to ever win a title of any kind at the U.S. Open.