Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Travel Photo #8: US Open Tennis in New York

It is time again for US Open.  I started playing tennis in 1994 back in my home country.  9 years later, my dream about watching the match in New York came true.  I traveled to New York City for the US Open finals in 2003 and 2004.  It is hard to believe that another decade has passed.  If you love tennis, US Open in Flushing in New York State is the place to be.  


US Open Tennis Closing Ceremony at Arthur Ashe Stadium.  Men's Final 2004.

US Open in NYC Overview

US Open is a hard court tennis tournament which is held annually between August and September. It is a 2 week event which features the best professional tennis players from around the globe. The tournament was first held in August 1881 at Newport Casino.
The main tournament is made up of 5 championship events; singles for men/women, doubles for men/women, mixed doubles, senior and junior player’s tournament, and tournament for wheelchair players.
US open is one of the 4 Grand Slam tournaments in the world which offer the most ranking points, price money and attention. US Open is the last Grand Slam of the year.  The other Grand Slam tournaments are Australian Open on hard courts in January, French Open on Clay courts in May/June and Wimbledon Open (UK) on Grass courts in June/July.


Top Attraction

The main court is located at the Arthur Ashe Stadium which was opened in 1997. Arthur Ashe Stadium is a 22,547 capacity stadium.  This is the largest tennis stadium in the world. The second largest stadium is Louis Armstrong which was opened in 1978.  Louis Armstrong was the main stadium until 1996.


How To Get To US Open Flushing, New York

Fly to JFK or LGA.  I don't recommend renting a car in New York.  Take subway to Flushing Meadow.  

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron


17 comments:

  1. My father is really into tennis and he spoke about that tennis stadium. Sounds like really something to see and thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. How many matches do they play to the end, besides finals?
    Sorry, the only time that I am watching tennis is Wimbledon and only if I already know who will play. There were only a few surprises and usually it is easily to see who will win. I think that tennis is quite predictable sport.

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    1. They have to play 6 matches before reaching the final. I want to go see Wimbledon too.

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  3. I always wanted to go to NY for US Open Just never happened!

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    1. Why not? If you live in the US, it is not too hard to make it. I was a poor community college student when I went there.

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  5. That is definitely some tennis court, I would love to check it out even though I don't play a lot of tennis myself.

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    1. (: You'll have a great experience.

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  6. man! i love this woman !!

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  7. I like how Americans do their stuff. Its just so unique. New York is the symbol of this great nation. Hoping one day to get a resident's visa so that I can participate in all the fun as you do Kate.

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    1. I hope you will make it Eddie. Moving to America was my childhood dream, and it came true.
      Life is amazing..

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  8. I have been to New York before and I can say the place is amazing!!That stadium that you have captured was my passing place. I visited there but did not have much time to catch a game.

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