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US Tennis Open Fast Facts

When: August 27 - September 9, 2018
Where: Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York City (Directions by subway or car)
TV Coverage: ESPN, ESPN 2
Women's Final: Saturday, September 8
Men's Final: Sunday, September 9

Get the latest updates, standings, player photos, history, and assorted U.S. Tennis Open trivia New York City becomes the world capital of tennis in September with the action centering around Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

This year, the US Tennis Open kicks off with First Round action on Monday, August 27 leading up to the men's final on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

International stars such as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and defending men's champ Rafael Nadal will be on hand to dazzle the crowds as tennis fever hits the Big Apple during the two-week event.

US Tennis Open tickets officially go on sale in early June 2018 featuring individual, full-series, and group plans. If you're an American Express Card holder, get a jump on ticket purchase with special offers beginning in June.

Can't get to the matches? In the US live TV coverage of complete matches airs on ESPN and ESPN2, from the August opening to the women's and men's finals in September.

(all times ET)

The following is the traditional television schedule for the US Open that doesn't change much from year to year. For updates, check back in August for the official announcement of the 2018 TV schedule.

Round Time (ET) Date TV
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 2:00 PM Sunday, August 26 ABC
First Round 1:00 PM Monday, August 27 ESPN
First Round 6:00 PM   ESPN
First Round 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 28 ESPN
Second Round 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 29 ESPN
Second Round 6:00 PM   ESPN2
Second Round 1:00 PM Thursday, August 30 ESPN2
Third Round 1:00 PM Friday, August 31 ESPN
Third Round 6:00 PM   ESPN2
Third Round 11:00 AM Saturday, September 1 ESPN2
Round of 16 11:00 AM Sunday, September 2 ESPN
Round of 16 7:00 PM   ESPN2
Round of 16 11:00 AM Monday, September 3 ESPN2
Quarterfinals 12:00 PM Tuesday, September 4 ESPN
Quarterfinals 12:00 PM Wednesday, September 5 ESPN
Women’s Semifinals 7:00 PM Thursday, September 6 ESPN
Doubles 12:00 PM Friday, September 7 ESPN2
Men's Semifinals 4:00 PM   ESPN
Women's Final 4:00 PM Saturday, September 8 ESPN
Women's Doubles Final 1:00 PM Sunday, September 9 ESPN2
Men's Final 4:00 PM   ESPN

Getting to the Open

Mets-Willets Pt - IRT Flushing Line; Roosevelt Ave StaircaseBY SUBWAY: In Manhattan, the 7 train at Grand Central Station will take you directly to Mets - Willets Point Station. From Long Island, the LIRR Woodside station also provides an easy transfer to the 7 train and Mets - Willets Point Station. New Jersey transit customers can change at Penn Station for quick connections to the NYC subway and the 7 train.

BY CAR: Depending on where your trip originates, use the Van Wyck Expressway and Exit 12A - College Point Blvd or the Long Island Expressway (LIE/I-495) and Exit 22B – College Point Blvd. From there, follow signs to US Open parking. For complete directions, use Google maps.

DID YOU KNOW? US Tennis Open trivia and fun Facts:

Arthur Ashe Stadium 2010
At Arthur Ashe Stadium, the outer court is
green while the inner court is blue to make
it easier to see the ball on television.

• The US Open can trace its origins back to 1881 when the United States Lawn Tennis Association held it's first championship tournament in Newport, Rhode Island.

• As the tournament grew in popularity (and since most players and fans were located there, anyway) the games were moved New York City at the West Side Tennis Club in Queens in 1924.

• The US Open officially became one of four "Grand Slam" international tennis championships -- joining the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open -- in 1968. Today, Arthur Ashe Stadium is named for American tennis great Arthur Ashe who won the first tournament that year.

• In 1973, the US Open distinguished itself as the first Grand Slam tournament to award equal prize money to men and women. 

• Record holders for most US Open men's titles include Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer with five wins each. The most US Open women's titles are held by Chris Evert and Serena Williams with six wins each.


More about the US Tennis Open around the Web:

2018 US Open
- Check out the official site with all the latest news, ticket information, photos, video clips, background info on the stars, plus a look back at past champions and U.S. Open history, and the complete TV schedule on CBS and ESPN.

United States Tennis Association - Jump into the U.S. tennis scene with the spotlight on the U.S. Open Series bringing tennis to American TV all summer long, together with the big game's winners and losers, player profiles, plus info on the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and more on leagues, tournaments and USA Team Tennis.

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