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 The first time Serena and Venus met at the US Open was in the 2001 Final, which the elder Venus won. But Serena got her revenge the following year, taking the 2002 title from Venus. What’s the best all-time all-Williams match at the US Open? #throwbackthursday

The first time Serena and Venus met at the US Open was in the 2001 Final, which the elder Venus won. But Serena got her revenge the following year, taking the 2002 title from Venus. What’s the best all-time all-Williams match at the US Open? #throwbackthursday

 Predictions for Wimbledon? Is it current US Open champ Andy Murray’s time on his home turf? Will Serena continue her hot streak? #wimbledon #usopen

Predictions for Wimbledon? Is it current US Open champ Andy Murray’s time on his home turf? Will Serena continue her hot streak? #wimbledon #usopen

 Best tennis attire – Capris or Shorty Shorts?

Best tennis attire – Capris or Shorty Shorts?

Reasons we love the US Open: #10, Finals Weekend, the main event, with immortality on the line and champions crowned.

Who are your favorites to reach the US Open men’s and women’s finals this year?

  Reasons we love the US Open: #9 Championship Cuisine – An international selection mixes with classic NYC fare, from fine dining to the food courts.   Fans, what’s your favorite thing to eat at the Open?

Reasons we love the US Open: #9 Championship Cuisine – An international selection mixes with classic NYC fare, from fine dining to the food courts.

Fans, what’s your favorite thing to eat at the Open?

  Reasons we love the US Open: #8 Celebrity Sightings – the stars come out to watch the stars, with iconic athletes, actors, and musicians in attendance, celebrating tennis like any other fan.   Fans, what’s your all-time best celebrity sighting at the Open? How about superstar musician  Beyoncé ?

Reasons we love the US Open: #8 Celebrity Sightings – the stars come out to watch the stars, with iconic athletes, actors, and musicians in attendance, celebrating tennis like any other fan.

Fans, what’s your all-time best celebrity sighting at the Open? How about superstar musician Beyoncé?

  Reasons we love the US Open: #7 Home of the Final-Set Tie-Break – unique to Queens, drama in sports gets no bigger than a race to 7 points with everything on the line.  Fans, which aspect of the Open do you think makes it the most unique from the other Slams?

Reasons we love the US Open: #7 Home of the Final-Set Tie-Break – unique to Queens, drama in sports gets no bigger than a race to 7 points with everything on the line.

Fans, which aspect of the Open do you think makes it the most unique from the other Slams?

 Reasons we love the US Open: #6 Up Close at the Practice Courts – Fans getting a glimpse – and oftentimes an autograph – of their tennis heroes.  Fans, which player’s autograph would you want the most? How about fan-favorite Novak Djokovic?

Reasons we love the US Open: #6 Up Close at the Practice Courts – Fans getting a glimpse – and oftentimes an autograph – of their tennis heroes.

Fans, which player’s autograph would you want the most? How about fan-favorite Novak Djokovic?

 Reasons we love the US Open: #5 Night matches – Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Rafa Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer making memories under the lights. Fans, what’s the best night match that you ever witnessed from the stands of Arthur Ashe Stadium?

Reasons we love the US Open: #5 Night matches – Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Rafa Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer making memories under the lights. Fans, what’s the best night match that you ever witnessed from the stands of Arthur Ashe Stadium?

 Reasons we love the US Open: #4 New York City – The toughest two weeks in tennis played in the sports and entertainment capital of the world. Fans, what’s your favorite thing to do when you visit New York during the Open?

Reasons we love the US Open: #4 New York City – The toughest two weeks in tennis played in the sports and entertainment capital of the world. Fans, what’s your favorite thing to do when you visit New York during the Open?

   Reasons we love the US Open:   #3   Opening Night –22,000-plus in the stands, millions watching around the world. Nothing beats being here.    
   Fans, who would you like to see play on Opening Night?

Reasons we love the US Open: #3 Opening Night –22,000-plus in the stands, millions watching around the world. Nothing beats being here.

Fans, who would you like to see play on Opening Night?

 Reasons we love the US Open: #2 Week 1 – A week of firsts, where unlikely heroes are born and the upsets make history. Leading up to Labor Day, it must be unpredictable. 
Fans, what’s your favorite thing about the first week of the US Open?

Reasons we love the US Open: #2 Week 1 – A week of firsts, where unlikely heroes are born and the upsets make history. Leading up to Labor Day, it must be unpredictable.
Fans, what’s your favorite thing about the first week of the US Open?

 Reasons we love the US Open: #1 The Unexpected Moment – Whether it’s Roger Federer’s between-the-legs winner, Novak Djokovic dancing with the crowd or Serena Williams coming back from a big third-set deficit, the US Open routinely features the moments that pull you out of your seat. It must be amazing. Fans, what’s your most amazing US Open moment?

Reasons we love the US Open: #1 The Unexpected Moment – Whether it’s Roger Federer’s between-the-legs winner, Novak Djokovic dancing with the crowd or Serena Williams coming back from a big third-set deficit, the US Open routinely features the moments that pull you out of your seat. It must be amazing. Fans, what’s your most amazing US Open moment?

   
  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
   
 
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Each time we sit in the stands, at any of the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and watch the best female tennis players in the world compete at the US Open, we’re reminded of everything King did for the sport of tennis – and for female athletes everywhere. It is because of her efforts that women in tennis are paid to compete and that they have an organizing structure. She founded the WTA in 1973 and one year later founded the Women’s Sports Foundation. Throughout her life, King has been an international leader, advocate and fighter for equal rights – and a pioneer in women’s sports.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Billie, we salute you.

(Photo Credit: Bruce Curtis, TENNIS Magazine)

 

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look back at some of the women who have paved the way for the modern female player.

Trailblazers, legends, friends, rivals. Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf are three of the greatest players in tennis history, with a combined 15 US Open and 58 Grand Slam single titles between them. Here they are at the US Open during one of their title runs, deep in thought and poised for victory.

Who are your favorite women’s players of all time?

   
  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
   
 
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For the first time in a year #RogerFederer and #RafaelNadal play tonight at #BNPPO13. Is it possible we might finally see a #Roger and #Rafa showdown at the 2013 #USOpen?

  In 2002,   Serena Williams   first climbed to No. 1 in the world. With her victory today in Doha, she regained that perch, now as the oldest woman ever to reach No. 1 at age 31.   Does this cement Serena’s legacy as one of the best ever? And what’s next for the four-time US Open champion?

In 2002, Serena Williams first climbed to No. 1 in the world. With her victory today in Doha, she regained that perch, now as the oldest woman ever to reach No. 1 at age 31. Does this cement Serena’s legacy as one of the best ever? And what’s next for the four-time US Open champion?

 UNDEFEATED: The most celebrated wheelchair athlete of all time, Esther Vergeer, retires today at the age of 31. Vergeer never lost a match in her career at the US Open Wheelchair Competition, winning six singles titles and six doubles titles at Flushing Meadows.

UNDEFEATED: The most celebrated wheelchair athlete of all time, Esther Vergeer, retires today at the age of 31. Vergeer never lost a match in her career at the US Open Wheelchair Competition, winning six singles titles and six doubles titles at Flushing Meadows.

 2010 US Open champ Rafael Nadal is finally returning to tennis after an eight-month injury layoff – and he’s playing this afternoon at the VTR Open in Chile. Have you missed #Rafa as much as we have?

2010 US Open champ Rafael Nadal is finally returning to tennis after an eight-month injury layoff – and he’s playing this afternoon at the VTR Open in Chile. Have you missed #Rafa as much as we have?

 Who rocked the headband best? Andre or Johnny Mac?

Who rocked the headband best? Andre or Johnny Mac?