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Cup For Sale: A Historic Trophy Could Go to Highest Bidder

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Because of intense rain at the National Tennis Center in Queens last week, the U.S. Open men’s singles final will be held on a Monday for the fourth-consecutive year. The match-up will also be a repeat of last year’s final: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will duel it out for the winner’s trophy. But regardless of what happens inside Arthur Ashe stadium, both players could take home a champion’s trophy — but one will have to pay for it.

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Learning How to Fly the US Open Blimp

Friday, September 09, 2011

When not hovering over the U.S. Open or another event in the area, the Direct TV airship lays low at the Solberg Airport in Readington, New Jersey. We visited the aircraft and took a flying lesson.

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Power Play: Roddick Says He'd Consider Being Commissioner

Friday, September 09, 2011

For years, tennis players have complained that, unlike many other pro sports, there is no designated commissioner of tennis, an objective decision-maker who can point the game in the right direction. And in his post-match press conference, Andy Roddick was asked about whether he might be the right guy for this job.

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Rain Halts Action at the US Open

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

It took nine days to halt the tennis at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, Queens, this year. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the United States Tennis Association, the organization that runs the tournament, announced it was canceling all day and night sessions for Day 9 of the US Open.

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Laboring Away: A Fruitful Holiday Weekend at the US Open

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day, which falls on the first Monday of September each year, was first observed in 1882 by the Central Labor Union of New York. Now, the holiday also marks the start of the second week of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Queens, where, so far, the players have every reason to be happy.

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Grandstand: Crowd-Pleasing Matches in a Crowd-Pleasing Venue

Monday, September 05, 2011

WNYC

You make friends when you're sitting in the seats behind the baselines in the Grandstand Stadium. That's because most of the people who score these seats don't give them up easily, so you end up spending your entire day with them.

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Defending US Open Champ Rafa Tells His Story

Friday, September 02, 2011

The U.S. Open bookshop in Queens is chock-full of autobiographies by tennis's greatest champions -- Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Arthur Ashe , among them. And now there’s a new book on the shelf, “Rafa: My Story,” written by defending U.S. Open champ Rafael Nadal and veteran writer John Carlin.

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Queens Threads: Having a Ball With Stylish Tennis Duds

Thursday, September 01, 2011

As hard as it may be to imagine, there once was a time when women’s tennis wear was a trendsetting fashion. From the 1950s through the '70s, a Ted Tinling dress was simply a must-have for any woman with style.

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Venus Williams' Stunning Default Follows Disappointing Season

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Venus William, a former world No. 1 and a two-time winner of the U.S. Open, bowed out of the tournament at the end of a disappointing season — the 31-year-old is currently ranked No. 33 in the world in singles and has been plagued by injuries for at least the past two years. But fans were sad to hear the news.

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All Reigning Women’s Champs Out at US Open

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The stunning early-round exit of Li Na, the No. 1 player in China, on Tuesday night means all reigning major singles champions are out of the running for this year’s U.S. Open women’s race.

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At the US Open, Food Fit for a President

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chef Jim Abbey is the U.S. Open's No. 1 chef — he's been the chief executive of food for the Open for six years. And over the course of the 20-day tournament, Abbey and his 250-plus culinary staff will feed more than 700,000 fans at 60 concession stands, five restaurants, 100 luxury suites and the Player’s Lounge.

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Irene Says Goodnight Just in Time for Tennis in Queens

Monday, August 29, 2011

WNYC

I'm heading out to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows on Monday.  It was Venus Williams against Russia's Vesna Dolonts and Roger Federer against Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.

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Ruin in the Forest: A Stadium Once Fit For the US Open Falls Into Disrepair

Monday, August 29, 2011

Once home to the U.S. Open, the iconic Forest Hills Tennis Stadium where the first African-American won a major tennis championship and women first earned equal prize money is now a crumbling ruin.

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The US Open Takes Center Stage in NYC

Monday, August 29, 2011

The U.S. Open, the final tennis major of the year, begins in New York City at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday despite minor damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

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New York Trying to Develop the Next Tennis Superstars

Monday, September 13, 2010

Aspiring tennis players often head to training academies in warmer, year-round climates such as Florida or California to hone their talent. But now the United States Tennis Association is trying to keep local talent closer to home.

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US Open Finals Weekend, A Total Washout

Monday, September 13, 2010

Rain forced the postponement of the US Open men’s singles final on Sunday, but no amount of rain could have saved the women’s final on Saturday night. Has the time come for the women to play best-of-five sets in the final of the US Open?

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No Dream Matchup, but a Chance at History

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I really wanted to see a Rafa/Roger final at the US Open. In the press box, we were quietly rooting for it. It would have been a compelling and dramatic story. But Novak Djokovic spoiled the storyline, with his dramatic, hard-fought upset of Federer in their semifinal.

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Drop Shots

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weary of reading about five-set thrillers on Armstrong Stadium, or another crushing victory by Rafael Nadal? Here are the non-tennis headlines I’ve been following this US Open.

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Men’s Doubles Final: Bryans Take the Trophy, but Both Teams Win

Friday, September 10, 2010

The U.S. national anthem brought Arthur Ashe Stadium to its feet a few minutes before noon today. Shortly thereafter, Rohan Bopanna and Aisam Qureshi walked out onto center court followed by the world’s No. 1 doubles team, Bob and Mike Bryan.

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Nadal Prevails Over Verdasco and Windy Conditions

Friday, September 10, 2010

Spain’s Fernando Verdasco was playing two opponents at the US Open last night: his fellow countryman, Rafael Nadal, and the wind.

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