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Arthur Ashe Retractable Roof – And Equally Spectacular New Field Courts – Unveiled Publicly

Arthur Ashe Retractable Roof – And Equally Spectacular New Field Courts – Unveiled Publicly

Aug. 2 |   By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   The United States Tennis Association invited the media to “Watch Spectacular” Tuesday at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center as the stadium’s new retractable...

Samantha Stosur shocks Serena Williams to win women’s singles

Samantha Stosur shocks Serena Williams to win women’s singles

Sep. 11 | NEW YORK – Playing perfect tennis and powered by a ferocious forehand, Samantha Stosur crushed crowd favorite Serena Williams 6-2 6-3 Sunday night to capture the US Open women’s singles title. The victory made Stosur only the second Australian woman...

Memory bank

Memory bank

Sep. 1 | By Thomas Swick swickt@bellsouth.net The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center sits on land once occupied by state pavilions during the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Until I arrived yesterday, I had always thought it was in the old transportation...

US Open Base Pay Reaches Record $23.7 Million; $1.8 Million for Singles Champions: This Week in Tennis Business with Justin Cohen

US Open Base Pay Reaches Record $23.7 Million; $1.8 Million for Singles Champions: This Week in Tennis Business with Justin Cohen

Jul. 20 | US Open singles champions to earn record $1.8 million plus potential $1 million bonus prize money The USTA announced that the prize money purse for the 2011 US Open has reached a record $23.7 million, a $1 million increase from last year. Additionally,...

$300 Million Facelift Approved for US Open: This Week in Tennis Business

$300 Million Facelift Approved for US Open: This Week in Tennis Business

Nov. 17 | By Justin Cohen $300 Million Facelift at US Open The USTA has approved a $300 million renovation project at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which includes the demolition and reconstruction of Louis Armstrong Stadium as well as the...

2010 US Open One of the Most Successful Tournaments in History: This Week in Tennis Business

2010 US Open One of the Most Successful Tournaments in History: This Week in Tennis Business

Sep. 15 | By Justin Cohen On Tuesday, the USTA announced that the 2010 US Open was one of the most successful tournaments in history, as Rafael Nadal became the seventh male player in history to capture the career Grand Slam after beating Novak Djokovic in...

Rain Pushes Men’s Final to Monday

Rain Pushes Men’s Final to Monday

Sep. 13 | NEW YORK – Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will have to wait one more day to find out who wins their first US Open men’s singles title. After two weeks of sunshine bathed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, rain arrived at Flushing...

Doubles Final Ends With Everyone a Winner

Doubles Final Ends With Everyone a Winner

Sep. 10 | NEW YORK – American twins Bob and Mike Bryan walked away from Arthur Ashe Stadium with the biggest trophy and largest check. But they weren’t the only winners. Aisam-Ul-Haq Quereshi of Pakistan and India’s Rohan Bopanna finished with the smaller...

Venus Shining Brightly

Venus Shining Brightly

Sep. 8 | NEW YORK – Venus Williams, seeking her first US Open title in nine years, moved one step away from the title match Tuesday by defeating Italy’s Francesca Schiavone 7-6 (5) 6-4. “I want to be in the final because then obviously it’s just one...

Murray Bounced by “Other” Swiss Star

Murray Bounced by “Other” Swiss Star

Sep. 6 | NEW YORK – Andy Murray’s wait to become Britain’s first Grand Slam tournament champion since 1936 will have to wait a little longer. The fourth-seeded Murray was hustled out of the US Open Sunday by Switzerland’s “other” star, Stanislas...

Wimbledon and French Open Champion Jan Kodes to Host Book Signings During 2010 US Open

Wimbledon and French Open Champion Jan Kodes to Host Book Signings During 2010 US Open

Sep. 4 | NEW YORK - – Former Wimbledon champion and two-time U.S. Open finalist Jan Kodes of the Czech Republic will host two additional signings for his new book “JAN KODES: A JOURNEY TO GLORY FROM BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN” during the 2010 US Open. Kodes...

US Open: Kim Clijsters Quietly Winning

US Open: Kim Clijsters Quietly Winning

Sep. 3 | NEW YORK – For being the defending champion, Kim Clijsters certainly has been skirting the headlines at the US Open. On Friday, the talk was all about Hurricane Earl’s impact on New York City, which at least during the day turned out to be all bluster...