Us Open Tennis Championship Tickets
US Open Tennis Excitement, anticipation and action experience these elements together in one sporting event of the US Open Tennis championship. The US Open tournament is one of the highest-attended annual sporting events. Be a part of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, witness tennis stars indulged in a race to take away the US Open Champion Title and feel the sizzling energy of the tournament making it truly a spectacular event.
The US Open tennis tournament began in 1881 and is chronologically the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The Us Open differs from the other 3 Grand Slam tournaments in that it follows final-set tiebreaks. The tournament grew from an exclusive entertainment event for high society to a $17 million prize money championship for over 600 male and female professional players.
Since 1978, the US Open has been played on acrylic hard court at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York City. The Tournament is held annually in August and September over a two-week period, consisting of five championships: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles, with additional tournaments for senior, junior, and wheelchair tennis-players.
The US Open took its origin from two separate tournaments: the men's tournament and the women's tournament. The event was first staged as the US National Singles Championship at the Newport Casino, Rhode Island and featured men's singles only. The Newport Casino played host to the men's singles tournament until 1915 when it moved to the West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills, New York. Six years after the men's nationals were held, the first official U.S. Women's National Singles Championship was organized at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in 1887. The following championship was the U.S. Women's National Doubles Championship held in 1889 whereas the first U.S. Mixed Doubles Championship was held alongside the women's singles and doubles.
All five events were merged into the newly named US Open at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens in 1968. In 2006, the US Open became the first Grand Slam tournament to apply instant replay reviews of calls, using Hawk-Eye. Available only on the stadium courts of Ashe and Armstrong, each player was allowed two challenges per set plus one additional challenge during a tiebreak but was not penalized with the loss of a challenge if it was sustained.
In the US Open Tournament 2008, each player will be given three challenges per set with an extra challenge if the set goes to a tiebreak. Once a challenge is made, the official review using a 3-D computer simulation based on multiple high-speed video cameras is shown to the players, umpires, and audience on the stadium video boards as well as to the television audience at the same time.
Not only the players do make the US Open Championship a hot piece of cake but also grounds featuring the Tournaments add to the appeal. The main court is located at the 24,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium, named after Arthur Ashe who was an African-American tennis player and won the inaugural men's final of the US Open in 1968. Court Number 2 is Louis Armstrong Stadium. Attached to the Louis Armstrong Stadium Court Number 3 is the Grandstand Stadium. In 2005, all US Open and US Open Series tennis courts had blue inner courts and green outer courts to make it easier to see the ball.
The DecoTurf surface at the US Open is a fast surface, producing slightly less friction and a lower bounce if compared to other hard courts, Rebound Ace surface, being the most notable, previously used at the Australian Open. For the upcoming season, many serve-and-volley players have got success at the US Open. All the courts used by the US Open are lit which means that TV coverage of the tournament can extend into prime time to entice more ratings.
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