US Open Tennis in New York City
US Open Tennis 2010
US Open Tennis 2010 in NYC, New York, USA
US Open Tennis 2010
US Open Tennis 2010 in New York
30 August – 12 September 2010
The 2010 US Open will be held from 30 August to 12 September 2010, at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, New York City.
Latest news from the US Open
The Opening Night ceremony of the 2010 US Open will celebrate those who “Dream, Succeed and Inspire,” with appearances by Martina Navratilova, James Blake and other notable celebrities, as well as a special performance by Gloria Estefan. Other on-court celebrations during the tournament will include a demonstration featuring the QuickStart Tennis play format. New features at the US Open this year include upgraded facilities across the grounds, including new concession areas and the Octagon merchandise marquee, and expanded streaming on USOpen.org of all matches in all television windows.
After USOpen.org introduced the most extensive live streaming in the history of the US Open in 2009, the official website of the US Open will go even further this year, airing all matches within all broadcast television windows on CBS Sports, ESPN2 and Tennis Channel. Fans will be able to stream up to five matches simultaneously, and live streaming also will continue to integrate live match stats updates, fan comments and picture-in-picture capabilities.
Margaret Osborne duPont and Ken Rosewall will be inducted into the US Open Court of Champions in a ceremony held prior to the men’s singles final on Sunday, September 12. Osborne duPont won three straight US National Championships singles titles from 1948-50 and won 13 US National Championships doubles titles, including 10 straight from 1941-50. Rosewall swept the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at the 1956 US National Championships and also won the 1970 US Open. Following his induction into the US Open Court of Champions, Rosewall will toss the coin for the men’s singles final.
Following the success of the US Open Champions Invitational, the 2010 US Open will feature a special doubles exhibition match on Thursday evening, September 9, featuring tennis legends Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova competing against Pat Cash and Mats Wilander.
The 2010 US Open purse will top $22.6 million, marking the fourth consecutive year that the tournament’s prize money has increased by $1 million. Both the men’s and women’s US Open singles champions will earn a record $1.7 million with the ability to earn an additional $1 million in bonus prize money based on their performances in the Olympus US Open Series. The top three men’s and top three women’s finishers in the Olympus US Open Series Bonus Challenge will together earn up to an additional $2.6 million in bonus prize money, which provides a potential total payout of $25.2 million.
After a year hiatus, the US Open will return to Madison Square Park, which will set up projection screens to view the event each day of the tournament from Friday, September 3 to Sunday, September 12. The US Open in Madison Square Park will be presented by American Express.
The following items are prohibited and MAY NOT be brought onto the premises:
- sealed packages of any kind;
- ALL knapsacks/ALL backpacks ;
- hard coolers or like containers;
- glass bottles or cans;
- aerosol cans or noisemaking devices;
- alcoholic beverages;
- commercial video cameras or recording devices;
- computers or laptops;
- food (except in limited quantities, or for medical, dietary or infant purposes);
- weapons (regardless of permit);
- pets (unless a service animal);
- flags, banners or signs;
- laser pointing devices;
- tennis racquets;
- bicycles; scooters of any type; in-line skates; roller skates; skateboards;
- and any other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by the USTA and/or US Open personnel, in its sole discretion.
Take the IRT #7 Flushing subway from either Times Square or Grand Central to the Shea Stadium / Willets Point Station. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is about a three-minute walk down the ramp from the station.
Take the “E” or “F” trains to Roosevelt Avenue and transfer upstairs to the IRT #7 train (Flushing bound) subway to the Shea Stadium / Willets Point Station. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is about a three-minute walk down the ramp from the station.
The Long Island Railroad Port Washington branch departs from Penn Station to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Shea Stadium / Willets Point Station).