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Main US Open page (
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center | National Tennis Center | USTA
Flushing Meadow - Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368
(718) 760-6200
Tickets available at the ticket booth at the National Tennis Center and Ticketmaster
Questions: 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 (
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 Final
What you cannot bring:
  1. Backpacks
  2. Hard coolers or like containers
  3. Sealed packages of any kind
  4. Bottles or cans (glass or metal)
  5. Aerosol cans or noisemaking devices
  6. Alcohol
  7. Video cameras or recording devices
  8. Computers or laptops
  9. Food (except in limited quantities, or for medical, dietary or infant purposes)
See more at What Can You 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.

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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.

Grass - outdoors (1881-1974)
Clay - outdoors (1975-1977)
Hard - outdoors (1978-present)

2014 US Open Prize money:
There is also bonus money $1M to the winner.
W F SF QF Round of 16 Rnd 3 Rnd 2 Rnd 1
$3,000,000 $1,450,000 $730,000 $370,250 $187,300 $105,090 $60,420 $35,754

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.

128 men and 128 women attempting to win three matches to earn one of 32 berths (16 for men, 16 for women) made available to qualifiers in the main draw.
There are 8 wild card entries into qualifying.

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.
The other players are assigned by a random drawing.

At An Investigation of "Random" Draws in the US Open Tournament ( they say,
"A few years ago, the randomness of the drawings for the US Open was questioned by ESPN. To learn more about this, see the following:"
ESPN Outside the Lines YouTube
ESPN analysis finds top seeds in tennis' U.S. Open have had easier draw than statistically likely - ESPN

2014 Results 4th Round on | ESPN

US Open Qualifying Tournament |
2014 News |

The courts are hard courts using DecoTurf. See Tennis Court Surfaces

Event Guide | 2015 US Open Official Site - A USTA Event - Official Site by IBM
US Open (tennis) - Wikipedia
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center | Wikipedia
Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City, NY.
Tennis Court Surfaces
An Investigation of "Random" Draws in the US Open Tournament (

last updated 28 Aug 2015