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2018 US Open Spotlight: Novak Djokovic  

Now a 13-time Grand Slam champion, Novak Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday to legitimize his 2018 comeback from a troubling elbow injury.

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2018-07-16 14:46:03



Kelly Clarkson to headline Opening Night Ceremony  

Global music superstar Kelly Clarkson will headline the Opening Night Ceremony at the 2018 US Open during a special celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the US Open.

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2018-07-16 01:43:37



US Open Art Courts x Chase: The Inner City Tennis Project  

Established in 1986, Cincinnati's Inner City Tennis Project (ICTP) provides an affordable tennis experience to local children, with an emphasis on increasing participation of inner-city youth.

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2018-07-13 14:22:09



50 for 50: Ivan Lendl, 1985, 1986 and 1987 men's singles champion  

For eight consecutive years, from 1982-89, if you saw a US Open final, you were watching Ivan Lendl.

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2018-07-13 12:52:53



Isner flips Wimbledon script  

With a run to his first career Grand Slam semifinal, John Isner has finally conquered his Wimbledon hoodoo.

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2018-07-12 07:08:29



50 Moments That Mattered: Arthur Ashe Stadium makes its debut  

It was an all-star cast that assembled on Opening Night of the 1997 US Open for one of the most celebratory evenings the tournament has ever had.

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2018-07-11 15:08:41



Shot clock, warm-up clock to be implemented at 2018 US Open  

A 25-second serve clock and a warm-up clock will be used at the 2018 US Open in a joint initiative aimed at increasing the pace of play. The rule changes are a result of collaboration and consultation between the USTA, the ATP and the WTA.

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2018-07-11 03:46:50



50 for 50: Billie Jean King, 1971, 1972 and 1974 women's singles champion  

How to measure the impact of a champion? Naming the US Open grounds in her honor is a pretty good place to start. In terms of influence, no player in the Open era can rival Billie Jean King. In terms of game, very few can match her class.

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2018-07-10 11:31:28



2018 US Open theme art captures 50 years of greatness  

50 years. 50 Opens. One iconic event. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the US Open, the USTA commissioned illustrator Ben Wiseman to help usher in the next 50 years of the tournament with his contemporary art work.

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2018-07-09 09:51:12



2018 US Open Spotlight: Mackenzie McDonald  

American Mackenzie McDonald reached the fourth round in his debut Wimbledon appearance as he registered the best Grand Slam performance of his young career.

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2018-07-09 07:27:58



50 Moments That Mattered: Sampras closes career in storybook fashion  

When he came to the US Open in 2002, Pete Sampras was carrying some heavy baggage. Mired in a 33-tournament drought, he had not won a championship anywhere in the world since ruling at Wimbledon two years earlier.

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2018-07-06 15:45:53



Tennis governing bodies join calls to immediately end illegal piracy operations in Saudi Arabia  

The world's tennis governing bodies have joined forces to publicly condemn and call for the immediate closure of the illegal Saudi Arabian-based piracy operation, "beoutQ".

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2018-07-05 23:11:53



50 for 50: Margaret Smith Court, five-time women's singles champion  

Serena Williams and her 23 Grand Slam titles may be tops in the Open era, but when it comes to the all-time honor rolls, there's another woman who still rules the roost: Australia's Margaret Court.

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2018-07-04 02:02:46



Getting to Know: Vitalia Diatchenko  

Vitalia Diatchenko defeated five-time Grand Slam women's singles champion Maria Sharapova on Day 2 at Wimbledon for the biggest win of her professional career. Here's more on the Russian, who caused one of the biggest upsets of the first round at the All England Club.

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2018-07-04 01:23:51



50 Moments That Mattered: Federer wins record five straight titles  

During the four-year stretch from 2004-07, Roger Federer was at the height of his considerable powers and on the edge of invincibility. But his utter dominance ended in 2008, and, heading into New York, he was as down on himself as he had been for a very long time. That all changed at the Open, however, where the Swiss maestro rediscovered the art of his game and won his record fifth straight title.

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2018-07-03 04:36:18



2018 US Open Spotlight: Damir Dzumhur  

Damir Dzumhur defeated Adrian Mannarino, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1, to win the Turkish Airlines Open Antalya this weekend. Here's more on Dzumhur, who has claimed all three of his career titles within the past 10 months.

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2018-07-02 02:13:45



50 for 50: Andre Agassi, 1994 and 1999 men's singles champion  

If the Open wasn't Andre Agassi's most successful Grand Slam event, it sure was his favorite.

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2018-06-29 13:19:07



Electronic line calling to be used on every court at 2018 US Open  

The US Open will become the first Grand Slam tournament to use electronic line calling on every single court this summer, when its use of the technology is expanded to cover all 16 courts.

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2018-06-29 11:51:17



50 Moments That Mattered: The lights go on at Forest Hills  

This year, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Open, we're counting down the 50 most memorable moments in the history of America's Grand Slam. Today, we take a look back at No. 15.

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2018-06-27 10:03:16



Hundreds attend US Open ballperson tryouts  

More than 400 people attended public tryouts to become a ballperson at the 2018 US Open. Applicants were judged on their catching, throwing and rolling skills, in addition to their hand-eye coordination, speed, agility and awareness.

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2018-06-27 04:18:48



50 for 50: Venus Williams, 2000 and 2001 women's singles champion  

A 17-year-old Venus Williams came of age at the US Open. The 1997 tournament marked her first foray to New York, and she promptly made herself at home. So began a love affair between a player and a city that continues to this day.

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2018-06-26 13:20:08



Working as a US Open ballperson  

Justin Holmes will work as a US Open ballperson for the sixth consecutive year this summer. The 20-year-old pre-med student shared his experiences working the coolest summer job in sports.

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2018-06-25 02:21:25



2018 US Open Spotlight: Borna Coric  

Twenty-one-year-old Borna Coric won the biggest title of his career Sunday, dismissing Roger Federer, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2, in the final of the Gerry Weber Open.

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2018-06-25 02:08:23



50 Moments That Mattered: Billie Jean's highest honor  

On the opening night of the 2006 US Open, amidst a festive atmosphere with a New York crowd soaking in every moment, Billie Jean King was honored in Arthur Ashe Stadium with the renaming of the US Open facility to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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2018-06-21 10:54:41



Ballpersons to roll, not throw, balls at 2018 US Open  

In a bid to attract a wider group of well-rounded applicants, ballpersons at the 2018 US Open will now be asked to roll, rather than throw, the tennis ball.

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2018-06-21 05:32:41



50 for 50: Novak Djokovic, 2011 and 2015 men's singles champion  

Novak Djokovic's game was tailor made for Flushing's concrete floors. No one in the modern era has turned defense into offense - and into an art form - quite like the Serb, who has counterpunched his way to two US Open championships and an impressive seven finals.

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2018-06-20 12:57:20



50 Moments That Mattered: Vinci beats Serena in one of tennis' biggest upsets  

Serena Williams headed into the 2015 US Open with immense historical weight on her shoulders. She was three down, one to go in her bid for a sweep of the four majors.

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2018-06-19 04:24:14



Getting to Know: Chicago Art Court artist Justus Roe  

Artist Justus Roe will be transforming the public courts of Chicago's Ivanhoe Park, home of The Ace Project, a USTA NJTL, into an immersive art experience. USOpen.org caught up with Roe to discuss his art, his inspiration and how tennis will influence his creation.

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2018-06-19 02:23:37



2018 US Open Spotlight: Richard Gasquet  

The Libema Open saw an all-French final, where world No. 25 Richard Gasquet took his 15th tour-level title, defeating countryman Jeremy Chardy in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6, on Sunday.

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2018-06-18 03:42:03



50 for 50: Tracy Austin, 1979 & 1981 women's singles champion  

There have been other young champions, precocious players who have made their marks on both the US Open and the tennis world at large. But even among those ranks, Tracy Austin was special.

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2018-06-15 15:42:37



50 Moments That Mattered: The tiebreak makes its Grand Slam debut  

At the US Open in 1970, the tiebreak was put into operation for the first time at a Grand Slam championship. The tiebreak could be a player's nightmare, but it was a fan's best friend.

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2018-06-14 01:01:50



US Open Art Courts x Chase: The ACE Project  

From Arthur Ashe to the Williams sisters, public courts have nurtured and built US Open champions. The USTA, in partnership with Chase and our National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network, will build upon its shared mission to strengthen communities through tennis and art by restoring five public-court facilities in five markets.

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2018-06-13 08:30:55



50 for 50: Stefan Edberg, 1991 and 1992 men's singles champion  

For the first eight years of his career, Flushing Meadows bedeviled Stefan Edberg. It seemed that the noise, the night matches, the Big Apple hustle and bustle had gotten the better of the soft-spoken, stylish Swede. That was until 1991, when Edberg broke through to the US Open champions' circle in convincing fashion.

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2018-06-12 11:53:03



2018 US Open Spotlight: Alison Riske  

While Rafael Nadal was busy winning his 11th French Open title, American Alison Riske lifted a trophy of her own at the ITF event in Surbiton, Great Britain, on Sunday. The grass-court title was Riske's first at the ITF or WTA level since 2016.

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2018-06-11 06:43:32



50 Moments That Mattered: Sampras, Agassi produce their most classic confrontation  

No Pete Sampras-Andre Agassi clash in their entire 1989-2002 series at the US Open surpassed their 2001 quarterfinal under the lights on a still and idyllic evening in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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2018-06-08 03:16:52



50 for 50: Monica Seles, 1991 and 1992 women's singles champion  

Monica Seles proved unstoppable at the US Open, going back-to-back in Flushing Meadows with trophy-clinching victories over Martina Navratilova and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.

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2018-06-07 01:51:44



50 Moments That Mattered: Roof over Ashe makes its debut  

As unsettled weather kept disrupting the tournament schedule and dampening the spirits of the spectators, a plan was put in place to erect a roof over Ashe Stadium to modernize the facility and protect both the fans and the players. That roof was unveiled in 2016, much to the delight of longtime US Open followers.

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2018-06-05 06:31:54



2018 US Open Spotlight: Marco Cecchinato  

Italian Marco Cecchinato is having the "best moment" of his life at the 2018 French Open after ousting No. 8 seed David Goffin on Sunday, 7-5, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3. Here's more on the first Italian man to make it to the French Open quarterfinals since Fabio Fognini in 2011.

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2018-06-04 11:53:22



Serena withdraws from French Open with pectoral injury  

Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open prior to her fourth-round match against longtime rival Maria Sharapova, citing a pectoral injury.

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2018-06-04 03:46:20



50 for 50: Patrick Rafter, 1997 & 1998 men's singles champion  

Patrick Rafter defeated Greg Rusedski in the 1987 men's final to become the first Australian man to win the US Open since John Newcombe in 1973. He returned to defend his title the following year, this time defeating fellow Aussie Mark Philippoussis and, in doing so, won over the New York crowd once and for all.

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2018-06-01 13:18:01



Open Interview: Frances Tiafoe  

Still just 20 years old, Frances Tiafoe is regularly playing the people he grew up idolizing and watching on TV. He hopes to be a role model for youngsters looking to follow in his footsteps.

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2018-05-31 03:34:20



50 Moments That Mattered: The Evert-Navratilova rivalry begins  

As the 1975 US Open unfolded, Chris Evert was the overwhelming favorite to win the tournament, and the top seed was feared by just about all of the players in the field because defeating her on clay was such a tall task. One of the few players who could test Evert was a left-handed dynamo named Martina Navratilova.

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2018-05-30 05:56:08



2018 US Open Spotlight: Marco Trungelliti  

Marco Trungelliti, the current world No. 190, has become the unlikeliest of success stories at the French Open after a last-minute, 10-hour drive from his Barcelona home to Paris led to a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 first-round victory over Bernard Tomic.

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2018-05-30 01:14:24



50 for 50: Justine Henin, 2003 & 2007 women's singles champion  

Blessed with flawless footwork and a lethal one-handed backhand, Justine Henin captured two US Open crowns during her storied career, winning titles in New York in 2003 and 2007.

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2018-05-29 07:02:50



50 Moments That Mattered: Connors pulls off remarkable feat  

By winning the first US Open on the hard courts at Flushing Meadows in 1978, Jimmy Connors established himself as the only player - male or female - in US Open history to prevail on three different surfaces.

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2018-05-25 11:09:15



50 for 50: Andy Murray, 2012 men's singles champion  

It was commonly referred to as the Big Four, but Andy Murray was missing one critical piece of hardware that his peers - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - had collected in abundance: a Grand Slam singles trophy. That all changed when the 2012 US Open rolled around.

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2018-05-23 13:20:52



50 Moments That Mattered: Lendl reaches eight straight finals  

For sheer consistency, for enduring greatness, Ivan Lendl's run of reaching eight straight finals from 1982-89 is one of the most remarkable accomplishments in the history of the US Open.

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2018-05-22 08:49:40



2018 US Open Spotlight: Elina Svitolina  

For the second straight year, Elina Svitolina won the Italian Open in Rome, defeating Simona Halep in both finals.

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2018-05-21 10:20:52



Getting to Know: Los Angeles artist Charlie Edmiston  

Artist Charlie Edmiston will be transforming the public courts of the Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program, a USTA NJTL, into an immersive art experience. USOpen.org caught up with him to discuss his art, inspiration and how tennis has influenced his creation.

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2018-05-18 16:24:05



50 for 50: Maria Sharapova, 2006 women's singles champion  

Maria Sharapova embraced the US Open trophy and then thrust it proudly into the air. The trophy responded by coming undone, the lid toppling off and nearly falling to the concrete floor of Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was Sharapova's only misstep at the 2006 US Open.

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2018-05-18 14:49:29



Innovative design behind Louis Armstrong Stadium  

The new Louis Armstrong Stadium, which is now 95 percent structurally complete, will be the world's first naturally ventilated tennis stadium with a retractable roof.

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2018-05-18 08:34:31



Louis Armstrong Stadium to exceed expectations  

With just three months until the 2018 US Open gets underway, work is continuing on the new Louis Armstrong Stadium that organizers say is sure to far exceed people's expectations.

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2018-05-17 12:04:14



US Open Art Courts x Chase: Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program  

Here is a look at the NJTL Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program, where artist Charlie Edmiston will make the public courts at Harvard Tennis Park in Los Angeles his canvas on May 19.

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2018-05-17 02:49:43



Built for Glory: The US Open Wheelchair Competition  

In 2005, the US Open became the second Grand Slam to welcome wheelchair tennis to its program, with the debut of the US Open Wheelchair Competition. Since, the competition has become a cornerstone to the wheelchair tennis community.

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2018-05-16 16:34:54



50 Moments That Mattered: King wins final of the ages  

The stars seemed aligned when Billie Jean King and Evonne Goolagong collided in the 1974 US Open final at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills.

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2018-05-16 04:17:45



50 for 50: Boris Becker, 1989 men's singles champion  

Played out in 90-degree heat, starting in sunshine and then finishing under the stadium lights, the 1989 men's final was a bruising battle of iron-willed competitors, as Boris Becker defeated Ivan Lendl to become the first German man to win the US Open.

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2018-05-15 03:16:51



2018 US Open Spotlight: Alex Zverev  

Alexander Zverev won his third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title last week with a victory over Dominic Thiem in the final.

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2018-05-14 08:34:36



50 Moments That Mattered: Agassi plays his last US Open  

At 36, with his body breaking down and his physical resources significantly diminished, Andre Agassi came to New York to conclude his career at his favorite tournament. He was saying goodbye to his followers.

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2018-05-11 06:46:02



50 for 50: Ken Rosewall, 1970 men's singles champion  

In an age of giants of the game - Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Pancho Gonzales, John Newcombe, Arthur Ashe - Ken Rosewall stood as tall as any of them during a Hall of Fame career that ran an astonishing three decades through the amateur, professional and Open eras.

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2018-05-09 09:50:36



50 Moments That Mattered: Court wins calendar-year Grand Slam  

With three consecutive majors in her collection, Margaret Court came to New York for the US Open in full pursuit of the last piece in the puzzle.

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2018-05-08 03:22:30



2018 US Open Spotlight: Elise Mertens  

Belgium's Elise Mertens has been a dominant force on the WTA Tour this year, and the 22-year-old Belgian continued her red-hot play last week by winning the singles title at the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Rabat, Morocco.

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2018-05-07 07:35:32



50 for 50: Hana Mandlikova, 1985 women's singles champion  

Hana Mandlikova beat the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the world - Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova - in successive matches to capture the 1985 US Open women's singles crown.

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2018-05-04 02:43:14



50 Moments That Mattered: Serena wins record sixth title  

Serena Williams climbed the ladder of history again, securing a sixth title at the US Open in 2014 to tie Chris Evert for the Open Era record and capturing her 18th major to equal both Evert and Martina Navratilova on the all-time list of female Grand Slam tournament singles victors.

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2018-05-02 10:27:22



50 for 50: Stan Wawrinka, 2016 men's singles champion  

Stan Wawrinka cemented his standing as one of the world's best on the rough-and-tumble hard courts so well-suited to his gritty game, putting a capstone on a tremendous late-in-tennis-life surge by winning the 2016 US Open title.

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2018-05-01 11:17:19



2018 US Open Spotlight: Stefanos Tsitsipas  

Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas broke into the Top 50 for the first time in his career after reaching his first ATP World Tour final in Barcelona this weekend.

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2018-04-30 05:03:16



50 Moments That Mattered: Sampras edges Corretja in epic five-setter  

In the quarterfinals of the 1996 US Open, Pete Sampras collided with the wily Spaniard, Alex Corretja. The widespread notion among most authorities was that Sampras would overpower his adversary. Not so fast.

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2018-04-27 01:59:52



50 for 50: Svetlana Kuznetsova, 2004 women's singles champion  

Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Elena Dementieva in an all-Russian women's final at the 2004 US Open to capture her first Grand Slam title.

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2018-04-25 15:27:29



Governing bodies of tennis support Independent Review Panel Interim Report  

The governing bodies of professional tennis (ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board) announced today their agreement with the findings of the Independent Review Panel's (IRP) Interim Report.

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2018-04-25 06:50:14



50 Moments That Mattered: Austin becomes youngest-ever champion  

A 16-year-old Tracy Austin beat Chris Evert at her own game to establish herself as the youngest ever to take the women's title at the 1979 US Open.

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2018-04-24 03:25:31



2018 US Open Spotlight: Petra Kvitova  

The Czech Republic's Fed Cup World Group semifinal victory against Germany started and ended with Petra Kvitova this weekend, as she notched a pair of WTA Top 15 victories to help her team advance to November's final against Team USA.

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2018-04-23 15:38:20



50 for 50: Guillermo Vilas, 1977 men's singles champion  

On Sunday, Sept. 11, 1977, Guillermo Vilas helped make tennis history and tennis lore, as the No. 4 seed was matched up against defending champion and top-seeded Jimmy Connors in a duel of two of the finest champions of clay-court tennis.

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2018-04-20 09:26:25



The Open era turns 50  

This summer, thanks to the advent of the Open era in 1968, the US Open will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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2018-04-20 02:05:10



Amazon Prime Video granted exclusive US Open rights in U.K., Ireland  

In keeping with its history of innovation, the US Open made a splash in the digital world, when the USTA announced an exclusive rights deal with Amazon Prime Video.

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2018-04-19 17:15:07



Miami Art Courts Inspire Community  

On April 14th, the USTA in partnership with Chase, revealed the artistically transformed courts of First Serve Miami, designed and painted by the artistic duo Kiik Create.

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2018-04-18 16:39:11



50 Moments That Mattered: Hawk-Eye instant replay makes its debut  

The altercations between players and linesmen had been occurring forever. These disputes had been woven into the fabric of the game, and the controversy surrounding the line calls was both entertaining for the fans and aggravating for the competitors and those making the calls. That all changed in 2006, when the Hawk-Eye Instant Replay System was put into operation.

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2018-04-18 03:52:47



50 for 50: Martina Hingis, 1997 women's singles champion  

Across three decades, Martina Hingis captured 25 major championships, a career Grand Slam in both doubles and mixed doubles, and one US Open singles crown.

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2018-04-17 14:16:40



2018 US Open Spotlight: Steve Johnson  

American Steve Johnson successfully defended his title at the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston Sunday, defeating fellow American Tennys Sandgren, 7-6, 2-6, 6-4, in the final.

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2018-04-17 07:14:38



US Open Anthem Auditions return for 12th year in 2018  

The US Open Anthem Auditions are back for a 12th year in 2018, allowing children 14 years or younger to submit an online audition for the chance to sing "America the Beautiful" live in Arthur Ashe Stadium during this year's US Open.

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2018-04-17 06:43:36



Getting to Know: Miami Art Court artists KiiK Create  

KiiK Create, the artistic duo of Maneola del Pilar Madera Nadal and David Gray Edgerton, recently transformed the public courts at First Serve Miami, a USTA NJTL, into an immersive art experience. USOpen.org caught up with the pair to discuss their art, inspiration and how tennis has influenced their creation.

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2018-04-13 02:22:28



50 Moments That Mattered: Evert bids farewell  

Chris Evert had celebrated her arrival as a great player when she was a 16-year-old at the US Open in 1971. Eighteen years and a record six titles later, she announced her last tournament would be in New York in 1989.

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2018-04-13 01:11:44



50 for 50: Mats Wilander, 1988 men's singles champion  

A seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, Mats Wilander saved perhaps his best major performance, at the 1988 US Open, for last.

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2018-04-11 06:47:50



Learn about the National Junior Tennis & Learning network  

The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network features more than 350 nonprofit youth development organizations that offer free or low-cost tennis and education programming to more than 200,000 under-resourced youth each year.

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2018-04-11 02:02:49



2018 US Open Spotlight: Kiki Bertens  

Kiki Bertens is off to a strong clay-court season after taking the trophy at the 2018 Volvo Car Open in Charleston, S.C., Sunday. Berten's victory comes after toppling Germany's Julia Goerges, 6-2, 6-1, in just shy of an hour.

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2018-04-11 01:35:52



50 Moments That Mattered: Del Potro stuns tennis world  

Argentina's towering and charismatic Juan Martin del Potro introduced himself to the US Open in 2008 with a scintillating run to the quarterfinals, bowing out against Andy Murray in a hotly contested, late-afternoon encounter. Back he came to New York in 2009, and now he was even more of a threat to claim the title.

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2018-04-11 01:18:05



Public courts: A training ground for the game's greats  

They are, in effect, communities within communities. They're competitive communities, raw, merit-based battlegrounds, places where you'd better be ready to take on anyone, from that older man with the diabolical drop shot to another kid who's also craving more court time. These are America's public courts, the training ground for the vast majority of great American tennis players for well over 100 years.

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2018-04-06 09:02:26



50 for 50: Andy Roddick, 2003 men's singles champion  

The 2003 US Open began with the official retirement of Pete Sampras, a five-time US Open champion and arguably the greatest American in men's tennis history. Enter Andy Roddick. The successor to Sampras as the next great American man flexed his muscles - and his serve and forehand - over the ensuing two weeks, keeping the US Open men's trophy on U.S. soil.

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2018-04-06 06:10:36



US Open Art Courts x Chase: First Serve Miami  

Here is a look at the NJTL First Serve Miami, who will have artistic duo Kiik Create make the public courts at Norman Jean Reach Park in Miami, Fla., their canvas on April 7 and 8.

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2018-04-05 09:12:55



Rising star Collins builds on success in breakthrough season  

Breakout American star Danielle Collins says success breeds success. If momentum and confidence are the biggest commodities in tennis, there's every chance that Collins is setting the stage for big things in 2018.

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2018-04-04 18:35:36



50 Moments That Mattered: Sampras comes of age at 19  

He came out of California, displaying gifts few players possessed, playing the game with ineffable grace and immense power, serving his way effortlessly through arduous afternoons against obstinate opponents. And yet Pete Sampras was still a work in progress when he arrived for the 1990 US Open.

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2018-04-04 11:33:38



50 for 50: Gabriela Sabatini, 1990 women's singles champion  

Argentine Gabriela Sabatini traded picture-perfect one-handed backhands with familiar foe Steffi Graf in the 1990 US Open final, avenging a finals defeat at the hands of the German two years earlier on the same court.

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2018-04-03 12:50:41



Art Courts to re-imagine the look of tennis courts  

Over the last 50 years, the US Open has served as a canvas for racquet-wielding artists at the highest level of tennis. In the build-up to this year's tournament, five professional artists will try their hands on court, trading racquets for paint brushes as they help to restore five public facilities across the country.

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2018-04-03 12:43:19



2018 US Open Spotlight: John Isner  

John Isner claimed the biggest title of his career Sunday with victory at the Miami Open.

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2018-04-02 07:55:13



50 Moments That Mattered: US Open blue courts make their debut  

The 2005 US Open will be remembered by many for the sparkling title runs made by Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters, two of the sports most revered individuals. But there was a development that year that transcended the players and the results. The color of the hard courts was changed from green to blue.

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2018-03-30 01:34:42



50 for 50: Marin Cilic, 2014 men's singles champion  

That he might one day win a Grand Slam title had long been predicted for Marin Cilic. That he might win the 2014 US Open was a long shot, an unexpected result that came at the end of a befuddling fortnight. But this was no fluke.

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2018-03-28 04:02:27



2018 US Open Spotlight: Danielle Collins  

The Sunshine Swing of the WTA Tour has shined a light on 24-year-old Danielle Collins, as the former University of Virginia star has strung together a pair of career-best results in both Indian Wells, Calif., and Miami.

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2018-03-28 01:59:14



50 Moments That Mattered: Clijsters turns motherhood into triumph  

The ever-gracious Kim Clijsters left the game of tennis in 2007 and started a family. She returned to the tour in the summer of 2009 and played only two tournaments leading up to the US Open. But she found her game swiftly in New York, moving through the draw to become the first unseeded women's champion in the Open era.

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2018-03-28 01:04:06



50 for 50: Lindsay Davenport, 1998 women's singles champion  

With her spotless 1998 run, Lindsay Davenport went from promising player to Grand Slam champion. Davenport defeated Nathalie Tauziat, Amanda Coetzer and Venus Williams before dismissing Martina Hingis in the final, becoming the first American-born US Open women's singles champion since Chris Evert in 1982.

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2018-03-23 01:19:32



The Open Interview: Rod Laver  

USOpen.org contributing writer Steve Flink recently spent time interviewing Rod Laver, the only player—man or woman—to complete the calendar-year Grand Slam twice.

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2018-03-23 01:14:56



50 Moments That Mattered: Unseeded Agassi wins the Open  

Not since Fred Stolle in 1966 had an unseeded man or woman come through to win the U.S. Championships/US Open. But, then again, Agassi was not a typical unseeded competitor. There was nothing typical about him at all. One of a kind, Agassi turned that tournament upside down, enjoying every moment of a memorable journey.

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2018-03-21 10:39:22



50 for 50: John Newcombe, 1973 men's singles champion  

He was the last in a long line of legendary Australian greats who had dominated the sport for decades. He sported a mod moustache, had movie-star good looks, a gregarious, outgoing personality and a smashing tennis game. He was John Newcombe - or just "Newk" to his legions of fans.

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2018-03-20 08:31:10






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