What is the US Open

What is the US Open? - 01/09/2017

The United States Open Tennis Championships (more commonly known as the US Open) is a tennis tournament that is played on a hard blue-coloured court. it is a modern vision of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the US National Championship. The US Open is part of the Grand Slam, the four main big tournaments - US Open, Wimbledon, Australian and French Opens.

Held every year, it commences on the last Monday in August and lasts for 2 weeks. The tournament has 5 event championships, mens/womens singles, and men/womens doubles and what they call mixed doubles. They also have additional ones for juniors, seniors and also disabled events for wheelchair participants. Ever since 1978 it has been played on hard courts (acrylic) located at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre located in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park in Queens NY. It is organised by the US Tennis Association (USTA), it has always been a not for profit organisation.

The US Open is the only tournament that has tiebreakers in every set of the match. For the other 3 grand slams, if the match goes to the last set (the 3rd for women and the 5th for men).

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