Hewitt Wins US Open Series Title With Victory at Long Island; Davenport Claims US Open Sesies Women's Title

August 29, 2004 07:25 PM

Hewitt, Roddick and Agassi Finish Top Three in Men’s Standings
Davenport, Mauresmo and Likhovtseva Finish Top Three in Women’s Standings

Top Three Finishers To Compete For Up To $1.3 Million In Bonus Prize Money at US Open

Lleyton Hewitt defeated Luis Horna in the final of the TD Waterhouse Cup today to capture his second consecutive US Open Series event and the overall title in the inaugural US Open Series. Hewitt and Lindsay Davenport, the US Open Series overall women’s winner, could each earn $500,000 of US Open bonus prize money if they go on to win the US Open singles title. The US Open starts Monday.

Hewitt tied Andy Roddick for first place in the final men’s standings and was awarded the overall title by virtue of posting more match wins at US Open Series events this summer (17 to 14). Roddick finished second; Andre Agassi finished third.

Lindsay Davenport and Amelie Mauresmo finished tied atop the women’s standings and Davenport was awarded the title by virtue of posting more match wins at US Open Series events this summer (nine to five). Mauresmo finished second; Elena Likhovtseva finished third.

The Top 10 in the final men’s and women’s US Open Series Bonus Challenge Standings are:

* Hewitt and Davenport finish first in final standings based on more match wins in US Open Series Events.

The US Open Series is the six-week summer tennis season including 10 ATP and WTA Tour professional tournaments in North America leading up to and linked to the US Open, including the potential for the top three men’s and women’s finishers to earn up to $1.3 million in US Open bonus prize money. The top men’s and women’s finishers in the series will receive 50 percent more of whatever they win in singles at the US Open; the second-place finisher receives 25 percent more; and the third-place finisher receives 10 percent more.