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By Chris Kral
The 2014 U.S. Open Championship begins Monday in New York City and world-class tennis players will be competing for the coveted U.S. Open trophy for a fortnight.
In the Open Era, there have been a number of tennis players to win two or more U.S. Open Singles Championships.
Here’s the 6 tennis players who have won the most Singles Championship titles in the Open Era:
1. Chris Evert, 6 wins: 1975-78, ’80, ’82
Chris Evert playing at the 1989 US Open. (Photo by Simon Bruty/ALLSPORT)
2. (T1) Roger Federer, 5 wins: 2004-08
Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after defeating Andy Murray of the United Kingdom to win the 2008 U.S. Open Men’s Championship Match in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
3. (T1) Pete Sampras, 5 wins: 1990, ’93, ’95-96, 2002
Pete Sampras kisses his trophy during the US Open September 8, 2002 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Flushing, New York. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
4. (T1) Jimmy Connors, 5 wins: 1974, ’76, ’78, ’82-83
Jimmy Connors of the United States holds aloft the trophy after defeating Ken Rosewall, 61, 61, 64in their Men’s Singles final match at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship on 6th July 1974 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon in London,England.(Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)
5. (T2) Serena Williams, 5 wins: 1999, 2002, ’08, ’12-13
Serena Williams of the United States of America smiles as she poses with the trophy after winning her women’s singles final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Day Fourteen of the 2013 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
6. (T2) Steffi Graf, 5 wins: 1988-89, ’93, ’95-96
Steffi Graf of Germany holds the trophy aloft after her victory in the Womens Singles Final match during the US Open Tournament played at Flushing Meadow in New York, USA. Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill/Allsport
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