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The Takeaway

How to Be a Well-Mannered Tennis Fan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The U.S. Open has a reputation of drawing noisier crowds, and while some players say a boisterous audience is energizing, not all athletes are equally appreciative of the extra decibels.

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WNYC News

U.S. Open Serves Up Fans in NYC

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Tennis lovers got into the swing of things in Central Park to kick off the sport's annual tournament at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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WNYC News

A Legendary Tennis Photographer on Capturing the US Open

Sunday, September 08, 2013

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The first time Art Seitz photographed the U.S. Open was in 1968.

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WNYC News

Navigating the U.S. Open with Kids

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.

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New Tech City

Swack! Tech Disrupts Tennis

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tennis is a sport that prides itself on tradition, but it can't escape technology.

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Showdown @ High Noon

Choose a US Open Warm-Up Piece

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It's day three of the U.S Open, and warming up on court for our Showdown are three classical music stars who also happen to be tennis fans. Tell us your pick and we'll play the winner at 12 noon.

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WNYC News

Fans Prepare for US Open

Friday, August 23, 2013

The US Open is back, bringing top tennis stars to Flushing, Queens including Roger Federer.

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WNYC News

Clijsters Loses at US Open in Last Match of Career

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters played what she has said will be her last match, losing in the second round of the U.S. Open to Laura Robson.

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WNYC News

The US Open Feels Like Home to New American

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Tennis player Varvara Lepchenko says she felt like an American, ever since coming to the United States to play tournaments here in 2000. She moved to the States in 2001, and credits achieving U.S. citizenship last year with a recent boost in her game. 

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The Takeaway

US Open: News and Analysis from Finals

Monday, September 12, 2011

The U.S. Open comes to a close tonight and Rafael Nadal is hoping to end his losing streak against top-ranked player Novak Djokovic in the men’s finals. He’ll look to capture something of the underdog spirit embodied by Samantha Stosur — the Australian who beat Serena Williams in last night’s women’s final. Williams captured attention both for the amazing comeback she made from a life-threatening illness earlier this year, and also for the anger and frustration she exhibited on court during some fiery exchanges with the umpire.

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Features

An Effort to Get More Kids to Play Tennis

Monday, September 12, 2011

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They don’t know it, but America’s littlest tennis players are in the midst of a dramatic downsizing: it’s called 10 and Under Tennis, and it shrinks the game down to a kid’s size, with smaller rackets, low-bouncing big foam balls, lower nets and a smaller court. It is changing in the way  kids are learning the sport.

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The Net Post

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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The Net Post

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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The Takeaway

Venus Williams Pulls Out of U.S. Open

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The United States is faring well in the U.S. Open so far, with Christina McHale hailing a victory against France yesterday. But there was bad news for the U.S. team yesterday, as well. Venus Williams announced that she has pulled out of the tournament, due to health problems related to Sjögren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and fatigue.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Arthur Ashe at the New York Public Library, 1987

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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The largest court in the United States Tennis Association's complex in Flushing Meadows, where the US Open has taken place since 1977, is named after Arthur Ashe, one of tennis's great ambassadors. Today we give you a chance to listen to the late Ashe, in a 1987 installment of WNYC's broadcast of Voices at the New York Public Library, where he spoke about his upcoming book on racism in sports.

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WQXR Blog

When Classical Music Takes Center Court

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How was it that Gershwin and Schoenberg came to enjoy a fiercely-fought tennis match each week? Why was Prokofiev so interested in the game? As the U.S. Open heats up, host Midge Woolsey considers the links.

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Features

Celebrities Get in on the Game at the US Open

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Will Ferrell, Taio Cruz and Carmelo Anthony are among the stars who will participate in this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The grand slam will also include 9/11 tributes from Queen Latifah and Cyndi Lauper.

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The Takeaway

US Open Winner Rory McIlroy Makes Golf History

Monday, June 20, 2011

22-year-old Rory McIlroy made golfing history at the U.S. Open yesterday, closing his four-day onslaught and setting twelve Open records at 16-under-par 268—eight shots ahead of his closest competitor, and four shots better than the U.S. Open record set by Tiger Woods. McIlroy is from Northern Ireland, and is the youngest winner of the tournament since the legendary Bobby Jones won in 1923. Mark Simpson, from our partner the BBC, joins us from McIlroy's Northern Ireland hometown, Hollywood, to discuss the match.

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Transportation Nation

NYC Taxi Commish Setting Up Shared Cabs from U.S. Open

Friday, May 20, 2011

(photo by Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

(New York, NY -- Kathleen Horan, WNYC)  The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved a new group taxi ride stand at the U.S. Open in Flushing, Queens this summer. Last year there was a high demand for cabs after the tennis matches but a short supply of cabs. (There were 6, 841 taxi trips to the Open in 2010).

Before the recent commissioner, David Yassky, took over in the spring of 2010, shared cabs in New York City were a no-no.

The TLC has created a new fare structure for sharing cabs back to Manhattan after the tennis matches, one of the most economically successful sporting events the city hosts.  The TLC is hoping the shared-rides will attract more taxi drivers out to the tournament. There’s also a potential cost savings for passengers to share rides.

The flat rate to Manhattan with one stop is 35 dollars…2 stops $46…3 stops $54 and 4 stops $60 dollars.

New York City has been experimenting with shared cab rides with mixed success.  It says it will keep routes from the airports and Port Authority bus terminal, but other less-frequented routes will be discontinued.

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The Net Post

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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