About the US Tennis Open Championship

The US tennis open championship, also referred as the US Open, is a hard-court tennis tournament and one of the best tennis events in the world. It is considered the modern version of the world’s oldest tennis championships – the U.S. National Championship, a men’s only singles event that was first held in 1881.

The US Open has produced a bevy of famous tennis professionals as well as not so famous tennis stars. It has been the last of four annual tennis major finals comprising of the Grand Slam, since 1987. The other Grand Slam finals that feature in the tennis sporting calendar are the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

US Open Events

The two-week tournament is held every August and September in the backdrop of one of the world’s premier cities -- New York. Matches take place during the day at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at night throughout most days of the tournament.

Tournament events comprise of five different championships: the men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles. In addition, events for juniors, seniors and wheelchair players are held here.

US Tennis Open Venues

The US Grand Slam final event unfolds at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City. Tournament matches are played on acrylic hard courts in different venues within the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

  • The Grandstand – A relatively small venue, the Grandstand is usually open to anyone with a ticket or grounds pass.
  • Field courts –Watch tennis action at close range in the opening first few days of the tournament here.
  • Louis Armstrong Stadium – Has reserved seats as well as open seating for ticket-holders and grounds pass-holders.
  • Arthur Ashe Stadium – Hosts the finals and the top-seeded matches.

In the 2011 US Open, 2010 defending champion Rafa Nadal enters the tournament to defend his title against some of the best players to ever grace the game, including the record-breaking title champion Roger Federer and former U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick. This sets the stage for some of the most thrilling and highly anticipated encounters in US Open tennis history.

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