September 9, 2018 / 3:45 AM / 10 days ago

Factbox: List of U.S. Open women's singles champions

(Reuters) - List of U.S. Open women’s singles champions since tennis turned professional in 1968:

Sep 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the national anthem prior to the match between Serena Williams of the United States and Naomi Osaka of Japan (both not pictured) in the women's final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

2018 - Naomi Osaka (Japan) beat Serena Williams (U.S.) 6-2 6-4

2017 - Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-3 6-0

2016 - Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-3 4-6 6-4

2015 - Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Roberta Vinci (Italy) 7-6(4) 6-2

2014 - Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-3 6-3

2013 - Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 7-5 6-7(6) 6-1

2012 - Serena Williams beat Azarenka 6-2 2-6 7-5

2011 - Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Serena Williams 6-2 6-3

2010 - Kim Clijsters (Belgium) beat Vera Zvonareva (Russia) 6-2 6-1

2009 - Clijsters beat Wozniacki 7-5 6-3

2008 - Serena Williams beat Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 6-4 7-5

2007 - Justine Henin (Belgium) beat Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 6-1 6-3

2006 - Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Henin 6-4 6-4

2005 - Clijsters beat Mary Pierce (France) 6-3 6-1

2004 - Kuznetsova beat Elena Dementieva (Russia) 6-3 7-5

2003 - Henin beat Clijsters 7-5 6-1

2002 - Serena Williams beat Venus Williams (U.S.) 6-4 6-3

2001 - Venus Williams beat Serena Williams 6-2 6-4

2000 - Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport (U.S.) 6-4 7-5

1999 - Serena Williams beat Martina Hingis (Switzerland) 6-3 7-6

1998 - Davenport beat Hingis 6-3 7-5

1997 - Hingis beat Venus Williams 6-0 6-4

1996 - Steffi Graf (Germany) beat Monica Seles (U.S.) 7-5 6-4

1995 - Graf beat Seles 7-6 0-6 6-3

1994 - Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Spain) beat Graf 1-6 7-6 6-4

1993 - Graf beat Helena Sukova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-3

1992 - Seles beat Sanchez-Vicario 6-3 6-3

1991 - Seles (Yugoslavia) beat Martina Navratilova (U.S.) 7-6 6-1

1990 - Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina) beat Graf 6-2 7-6

1989 - Graf beat Navratilova 3-6 7-5 6-1

1988 - Graf beat Sabatini 6-3 3-6 6-1

1987 - Navratilova beat Graf 7-6 6-1

1986 - Navratilova beat Sukova 6-3 6-2

1985 - Hana Mandlikova (Czechoslovakia) beat Navratilova 7-6 1-6 7-6

1984 - Navratilova beat Chris Evert-Lloyd 4-6 6-4 6-4

1983 - Navratilova beat Evert-Lloyd 6-1 6-3

1982 - Evert-Lloyd beat Mandlikova 6-3 6-1

1981 - Tracy Austin (U.S.) beat Navratilova 1-6 7-6 7-6

1980 - Evert-Lloyd beat Mandlikova 5-7 6-1 6-1

1979 - Austin beat Evert-Lloyd 6-4 6-3

1978 - Evert beat Pam Shriver (U.S.) 7-5 6-4

1977 - Evert beat Wendy Turnbull (Australia) 7-6 6-2

1976 - Evert beat Evonne Goolagong (Australia) 6-3 6-0

1975 - Evert beat Goolagong 5-7 6-4 6-2

1974 - Billie Jean King (U.S.) beat Goolagong 3-6 6-3 7-5

1973 - Margaret Smith Court (Australia) beat Goolagong 7-6 5-7 6-2

1972 - King beat Kerry Melville (Australia) 6-3 7-5

1971 - King beat Rosemary Casals (U.S.) 6-4 7-6

1970 - Smith Court beat Casals 6-2 2-6 6-1

1969 - Smith Court beat Nancy Richey (U.S.) 6-2 6-2

1968 - Virginia Wade (Britain) beat King 6-4 6-4

Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru

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