Smashing Stats: US Open 2024

YONEX US Open 2024 moves to the cowboy city of Fort Worth in Texas.

Get to know the possibilities the 70-year-old event could bring this year.

  • Lin Chun-Yi (2019) and Beiwen Zhang (2014) are the only former winners competing.
  • Repeat glory will see Lin become the first singles shuttler from Chinese Taipei to triumph more than once.
  • A Beiwen win will send her into the record books as only the third American women’s singles player after the legendary Judy Hashman and Lili Zhou to be champion twice.
  • If second seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan keeps the title Supanida Katethong won last year, it will mark Thailand’s first back-to-back victories in an event.
  • Vinson Chiu/Jennie Gai are the maiden local stars to be seeded top in mixed doubles in 15 years. Halim Haryanto/Peng Yun in 2009 were the most recent.
  • It was also the last time they won the discipline, via Howard Bach/Eva Lee.
  • Chiu, also seeded in men’s doubles (fifth with Joshua Yuan), has the chance of becoming the first player since Indonesian Vita Marissa in 2014 to bag two titles.
  • Scotland have only succeeded in doubles. Kirsty Gilmour, third seed in women’s singles, could change that.
  • India, on the other hand, have no crowns outside the singles. Second seeds Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Pullela Gopichand are among favourites to win women’s doubles.
  • Although they possess top seeds Ben Lane/Sean Vendy, men’s doubles is a category England have not aced following Graham Hurrell/James Anderson’s success in 2000.

Standout Stat: The last five editions have witnessed men’s doubles winners from different countries.

Danes Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen started the run in 2016.
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