The U.S. has produced some of the most iconic tennis players over the years. The legends in the sport such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and John McEnroe are all Americans.

However, the country has experienced a major dip in the sport in the last few years and the only consistent name on the top has been none other than 23-time Grand Slam winner, Serena.

As the 2019 season is coming to an end, here are a few alarming numbers that look concerning especially for men's tennis in the U.S. According to these statistics, American women have won more titles and they have reached more finals compared to their men's compatriots.

The American women tennis players have so far triumphed in eight finals, in the singles category, out of the 13 they have played.

The female players from the U.S., who have won one or more WTA titles this year, are Amanda Anisimova (Bogotà), Jessica Pegula (Washington), Alison Riske (Hertogenbosch), Madison Keys (Charleston and Cincinnati) and Sofia Kenin (Hobart, Mallorca and Canton).

Serena Williams powered into a 38th Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open on Tuesday

Apart from these, their senior and legendary, Serena reached two Grand Slam finals - Wimbledon and US Open - but unfortunately could not convert those games into two trophies after losing to Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu respectively.

On the other hand, the American men have managed just eight ATP finals and out of which, they have won just four. The four titles went to Tennys Sandgren (Auckland), Reilly Opelka (New York), Taylor Fritz (Eastbourne) and John Isner (Newport). The likes of Frances Tiafoe and Sam Querrey reached the quarter-final of Australian Open and Wimbledon respectively but both the American players lost to Rafael Nadal.

No American features in the top 15 of the ATP rankings and the best currently is John Isner, who is World No. 17. Contradicting to their male compatriots, there are as many as four Americans in the top 15 of the WTA rankings, Serena being the highest-ranked at No. 9 followed by Stephens at No. 12, Keys at No. 14 and Kenin at No. 15.