Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, Queens, NY
Date Founded: 1881
Surface: Hard (DecoTurf)
Notable Singles Champions: Roger Federer, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King
US Open Tennis Tickets
The US Open traces its history back to 1881 when it was held at the Newport Casino in Rhode Island. At the time, only Men's Singles and Doubles were a part of the tournament. The Open changed rapidly, however. By 1887, Women's Singles had been added. 1889 saw the arrival of Women's Doubles, and in 1892, Mixed Doubles were added. All five events were collected in Queens under the US Open name for the first time in 1968. That year, Arthur Ashe and Virginia Wade won the Singles titles. In many ways, 1968 marked the advent of the modern event. Today, the US Open has grown and developed even further. It is one of the four Grand Slam (or Major) tournaments in professional tennis. This tournament attracts the best and brightest talent from all over the world. It's also the final of the four Grand Slams in the calendar, which adds extra excitement to the event. There's a possibility, however slim, that one singles player can take all four tournaments: Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open, in a given year. If you're interested in getting tickets in hopes of seeing such an exciting event, look no further than StubHub.
Where can I get tickets to US Open Tennis?
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Where is US Open Tennis played?
The US Open is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Named for one of the all-time biggest stars in women's tennis, this is one of the largest public tennis venues in the world. Arthur Ashe Stadium is the court where most of the action takes place during the event. This venue seats 23,771 people, making it the largest tennis-specific arena in the world. The Ashe Stadium has a distinctive octagonal shape that's instantly recognizable to tennis fans around the world.
Just how big is the US Open?
The US Open is one of the biggest tennis events in the world. Each year, over 700,000 people travel to Flushing in Queens, New York to see the US Open. This is the flagship event of the US Tennis Association. It helps introduce many people to the sport.
What is the US Open Tennis tournament's schedule?
The US Open takes place over three weeks in August and September of every year. For 2021, qualifying match-ups start on August 24th. The event comes to an end on September 12th, with the Women's Doubles Final and the Men's Final. There is plenty of excellent tennis to see along the way. Even the qualifying rounds feature some of the most elite gameplay in the world. The semi-finals and finals are incredibly hard fought and have been home to many rivalries over the years.
What are some of the biggest US Open rivalries?
As a Grand Slam tournament, the US Open has long been the place where the best tennis players in the world face off against one another. Some of the most famous rivals in tennis have faced off at the US Open over the years. These include matchups between Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe in the 80s and Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in the 90s. On the women's side, the US Open has been home to face-offs between Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf and, later, Venus and Serena Williams.
What are the food and drink options at the US Open?
The US Open features several restaurants, including the Mojito Restaurant & Bar and the Champions Bar & Grill. There's also a Food Village at the event where brands like Ben & Jerry's, Prime Burger and Farm 2 Fork have a presence. The event also takes place in New York City, one of the food capitals of the world. Anyone taking in the tournament is advised to venture into the city proper to enjoy the pizza and other regional specialties on offer.
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