The US Open is a tennis tournament, first held in 1881 and the last of the four Grand Slam tournaments to be held in the professional tennis calendar each year. The tournament is held on hard courts and is the biggest in the Americas.
Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer have each won a record 5 Men’s Singles Titles, with Chris Evert and Serena Williams of the United States each winning a record 6 Women’s Singles titles. The 2019 US Open champions were:
2019 Men’s Singles – Rafael Nadal (ESP)
2019 Women’s Singles – Bianca Andreescu (CAN)
2019 Men’s Doubles – Juan Sebastián Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL)
2019 Women’s Doubles – Elise Mertens (BEL) / Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)
2019 Mixed Doubles – Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Jamie Murray (GBR)
When is the US Open?
The US Open is the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the tennis season. It usually begins on the last Monday of August each year, lasting for 2 weeks with the middle weekend coinciding with the US Labor Day holiday. The 2020 edition is due to be held between Monday 31st August and Sunday 13th September 2020.
Where is the US Open?
The US Open has been held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows in New York City, USA since 1978.
Prior to this, the tournament had been played at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York City from 1915 to 1977. From 1881 to 1915, it was held at a variety of different venues from year to year.
How do I get to the US Open?
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is located in the Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, a public park in Queens, New York City on the east coast of the United States.
Air – New York is served by three major airports – John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA), all which serve a number of international destinations.
Parking – There is plenty of parking available at the US Open, with shuttle services available for travel between the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the car parks. Parking is located at 126th Street and Shea Road, Corona, NY.
Rail – The Long Island Rail Road has services from Woodside to Mets-Willets Point Station, next to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Subway – Mets-Willets Point Station is located next to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, with line 7 having direct access from Grand Central Terminal.
How do I get tickets to the US Open?
Ticket information is available through the official US Open website here.