Nate Chura is senior tennis pro at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn and covers the U.S. Open for WNYC.
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Sunday, September 08, 2013
The first time Art Seitz photographed the U.S. Open was in 1968.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Planning on checking out the tennis at the U.S. Open in Flushing this Labor Day weekend? Well, if you’re considering taking the little ones with you, you might want to consider this coaching advice from a dad who's done it.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Each year, traffic at the American Girl Manhattan mega-store picks up the day after Thanksgiving. Since opening in 1986, the company has sold 20 million dolls with backstories to girls and tweens.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Stars in the 10th anniversary production of “The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway” included Megan Fox, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer and Jesse Eisenberg. Here's how they did in quick turnaround plays on the Great White Way.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Apple founder Steve Jobs died earlier this month. But he lives on in a new play starring and created by Mike Daisey that opened on Monday night at the Public Theater called "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.”
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Three hundred guests participated in “A Little Jurassic Treasure Hunt” in the museum on Monday night. The game was part of a benefit for Friends In Deed, the non-profit crisis center for life-threatening illness.
Monday, September 26, 2011
On Monday, the New York Musical Theater Festival kicks-off its eighth season with a huge exclamation point. In 21 days, 30 never-before-seen musicals will make their world premieres in theaters throughout the city.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
For a whopping 16 minutes, players at the U.S. Open were able to play a handful of games before rain drenched the courts — and the top players in the world were not happy about it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Watch out this Halloween! Not of ghosts and goblins, but of something far more sinister. Before you swap wigs, hats or masks, consider that they could be carrying an undesirable treat. Lice.