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Main US Open page (www.usopen.org)
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center | National Tennis Center | USTA
Flushing Meadow - Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368
Tickets available at the ticket booth at the National Tennis Center and Ticketmaster
Questions: usta.usopen.org/US-Open/tickets/ 1-718-760-6363
2nd round 11 AM Louis Armstrong $175-$865, Arthur Ashe $115-$970, Grounds $90 7 PM Louis Armstrong $175-$315, Arthur Ashe $60-$635 Quarterfinals 11 AM Arthur Ashe $30-$605 7 PM Arthur Ashe $100-$1090 Grounds tickets allow you to see matches in the grand stand and some non reserve seats in Louis Armstrong stadium on a first-come first-served basis as well as the . Schedule (www.tours4tennis.com/us-open/schedule.shtml): Dates for 2015 The tournament starts 2 seeks before Labor Day weekend. Tue-Fri Qualifying 11AM - 8PM- Admission free - Gates open at 10AM See seeded players practice on Louis Armstrong Stadium and the Grand Stand Saturday - Kids Day - Admission Free Sunday - Practice - Admission Free Main Tournament Mon 8/31 - Sun 9/13 Day admission Gates Open 9:30 Play starts 11 AM Night asmission 7 PM Mon - Tue (8/31-9/1) 1st Round Wed - Fri (9/2-4) 2nd Round Sat - Sun (9/5-6) 3rd round Mon (Labor Day) (9/7) 4th round (Round of 16) Tue (9/8) Men's 4th Round/Women's Quarterfinals Wed (9/9) Quarterfinals Thu (9/10) Women's Semifinals Fri (9/11) Men's Semifinals Sat (9/12) Women's Final Sun (9/13) Men's FinalWhat you cannot bring:
The US Open is one of four Grand Slam tournaments held annually in late August and early September over a two-week period.
Since 1978, the tournament has been played on acrylic hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City, NY.
The tournament was first held in August 1881 on the grass courts at the Newport Casino, Newport, Rhode Island and in that first year only clubs that were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (USNLTA) were permitted to enter.
In 1915 the national championship was relocated from Newport, Rhode Island to the West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills, Queens, New York, NY
The open era began in 1968 when all five events (mens and women's singles, mens and women's doubles and mixed doubles) were merged into the US Open, held at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills. The 1968 combined tournament was open to professionals for the first time. That year, 96 men and 63 women entered the event, and prize money totaled $100,000.
Seedings and Qualifying for the US Open:
I couldn't find a good description of how players are selected.
Apparently there are:
128 players (in each of mens and women's tournaments)
112 in the main draw and 16 qualifiers.
There are also wild cards which I don't understand
There are 8 main draw wild cards selected from Reigning Grand Slam junior champions, NCAA champions, rising stars and seasoned veterans.
32 have seeding numbers assigned.
The 32 seeded players are assigned to brackets to increase the likelihood that the top 8 players will meet in the Quarter Finals and the top 4 players will meet in the Semi Finals. See the chart to the right.
At An Investigation of "Random" Draws in the US Open Tournament (winona.edu) they say,
The courts are hard courts using DecoTurf. See Tennis Court Surfaces