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2014 Court of Champions Inductee

A remarkable athlete and splendid tactician, Marion Anthony “Tony” Trabert established himself as one of the game’s greatest players in the mid-1950’s. From Cincinnati, Trabert utilized a superb serve-and-volley game and a singular court sense to capture U.S. Championships titles in 1953 and 1955, the latter capping a stellar season in which he won three of the four majors. His keen understanding of the sport later translated into an outstanding broadcasting career with CBS Sports, where he helped raise the profile and popularity of the US Open, further enhancing his legacy as a great champion and a grand ambassador for tennis.

photoTony Trabert
2013 Court of Champions Inductee

The US Open Court of Champions celebrates the legacy of the greatest singles champions in the history of the US Open and U.S. Championships. Each champion defines the essence of talent and character required to win at tennis’ ultimate proving grounds. Inductees, selected by media from around the world, represent the tournament’s all-time greatest—the best of the best—whose electrifying performances have contributed to making the US Open one of the world’s top sporting events.

This year’s champion, Monica Seles, is being inducted into the US Open Court of Champions on Sunday, September 8. The US Open Court of Champions attraction is located between the South Plaza and Courts 10 and 13.

photoMonica Seles
2013 Court of Champions Inductee

The US Open Court of Champions celebrates the legacy of the greatest singles champions in the history of the US Open and U.S. Championships. Each champion defines the essence of talent and character required to win at tennis' ultimate proving grounds. Inductees, selected by media from around the world, represent the tournament's all-time greatest "the best of the best" whose electrifying performances have contributed to making the US Open one of the world's top sporting events.

This year's champion, Andre Agassi, is being inducted into the US Open Court of Champions on Sunday, September 9.

The US Open Court of Champions attraction is located between the South Plaza and Courts 10 and 13.

photoAndre Agassi
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2011 Court of Champions Inductee

The US Open Court of Champions celebrates the legacy of the greatest singles champions in the history of the US Open and U.S. Championships. Each champion defines the essence of talent and character required to win at tennis' ultimate proving grounds. Inductees, selected by media from around the world, represent the tournament's all-time greatest "the best of the best" whose electrifying performances have contributed to making the US Open one of the world's top sporting events.

This year's champion, Pancho Gonzalez, is being inducted into the US Open Court of Champions on Saturday, September 3.

The US Open Court of Champions attraction is located between the South Plaza and Courts 10 and 13.

photoPancho Gonzalez
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2010 Court of Champions Inductees

The US Open Court of Champions celebrates the legacy of the greatest singles champions in the history of the US Open and U.S. Championships.

Each champion defines the essence of talent and character required to win at tennis' ultimate proving grounds.

Inductees, selected by media from around the world, represent the tournament's all-time greatest - the best of the best - whose electrifying performances have contributed to making the US Open one of the world's top sporting events.

This year's champions, Margaret Osborne duPont and Ken Rosewall, will be inducted into the US Open Court of Champions on Saturday, September 11, 2010, in a special pre-match ceremony hosted by Cliff Drysdale.

The US Open Court of Champions attraction is located between the South Plaza and Courts 10 and 13.

photoMargaret Osborne duPont
photoKen Rosewall
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2009 Court of Champions Inductees

The US Open Court of Champions honors and celebrates the achievements of the event's greatest champions with an individual, permanent monument to serve as a lasting tribute to the legendary singles champions during the 126-year history of the event whose talents have helped build this tournament into one of the world's top sporting events. The 9,000-square-foot outdoor pavilion, bounded by the South Entry Gate and the Arthur Ashe Commemorative Garden and Sculpture, also features a complete listing of all U.S. singles champions since the competition began in 1881.

photoArthur Ashe
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2008 Court of Champions Inductees

Five-time US Open men's champion Pete Sampras and eight-time U.S. Championships women's champion Molla B. Mallory were inducted into the 2008 Court of Champions.

Golden Era
photoMolla B. Mallory
Open Era
photoPete Sampras
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2007 Court of Champions Inductees

The 2007 US Open celebrated the 50th anniversary of Althea Gibson’s historic title victory at the U.S. National Championships with an Opening Night celebration themed, "Breaking Barriers." As part of the ceremony, Gibson was inducted in the US Open Court of Champions, based on the result of an international media vote. The Opening Night tribute included a celebration of African American females who also broke barriers in the world of sports, entertainment, politics and the arts.

Golden Era
photoAlthea Gibson
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2006 Court of Champions Inductees

Four-time US Open women's champion Martina Navratilova was inducted into the Court of Champions in 2006, along with Don Budge, who won back-to-back U.S. singles titles in 1937 and 1938.

Golden Era
photoDon Budge
Open Era
photoMartina Navratilova
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2005 Court of Champions Inductees

In 2005, the Court of Champion inductees were three-time US Open winner Maureen Connolly and Ivan Lendl, who was also crowned champion three times and played in a record eight straight US Open finals.

Open Era
photoIvan Lendl
Golden Era
photoMaureen Connolly
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2004 Court of Champions Inductees

Five-time US Open champion Steffi Graf and four-time winner John McEnroe were the Open Era inductees in 2004, while five-time winner Margaret Court and two-time titlist Jack Kramer were honored from the Golden Era.

Open Era
photoJohn McEnroe
photoSteffi Graf
Golden Era
photoJack Kramer
photoMargaret Court
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2003 Court of Champions Inductees

In the inaugural year of the US Open Court of Champions, Jimmy Connors, a five-time champion, and Chris Evert, who won the Open six times, were honored as the best players in the Open Era, which began in 1968. The other inductees were Bill Tilden and Helen Wills from the Golden Era, and Rod Laver and Billie Jean King, who played during both eras.

Open Era
photoJimmy Connors
photoChris Evert
Golden Era
photoBill Tilden
photoHelen Wills
Open/Golden Era
photoRod Laver
photoBillie Jean King
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