US Open Tennis Information

Intro to the US Open

Arthur Ashe Stadium at Night; Author - tobyas; Source - Wikimedia Commons

Arthur Ashe Stadium at the National Tennis Center hosts the biggest tennis tournament in the United States each year. The roots of the modern tournament trace to the late 1880s, when the U.S. National Championship first decided the best in men's singles tennis. Women's and doubles play came to the US Open in 1968, held in Forest Hills' historic West Side Tennis Club.

The US Open innovated in the following years, becoming the first Grand Slam to use a tiebreak, award equal prize money for men's and women's championships, and to play at night using floodlights.

The tournament moved to its current home in 1978. The transition to the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens saw a change in surface as well, from clay to hard courts.

Today the US Open is where tennis fans can see the best in the world play for a prestigious Grand Slam title. Be there to see the fast, hard-court action live!

Current US Open Champs

  • Men's Singles: Rafael Nadal
  • Women's Singles: Serena Williams
  • Men's Doubles: Leander Paes & Radek Štěpánek
  • Women's Doubles: Andrea Hlaváčková & Lucie Hradecká
  • Mixed Doubles: Andrea Hlaváčková & Max Mirnyi