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U.S. Open Tennis

Listed under Spectator Sports in New York City, United States.

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From Rhode Island to Pennsylvania to its current location at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, the US Open has evolved into a two-week sports and entertainment extravaganza. In 2007, attendance to the Grand Slam event was in excess of 700 000 people, creating a vibrant affair that draws some of the top talent from the tennis circuit.

Held at the tail-end of August, the weather doesn’t usually hinder the playing schedule, but humidity can be uncomfortable for both players and spectators. The American fans are boisterous and good-fun, especially if a homegrown player such as Andy Roddick or a Williams sister is on court.

Food is also something that the US Open does exceedingly well, from a host of exclusive restaurants and bars to the more straight-forward food village that has most types of food, no matter what you’re hankering for. Go for the exclusivity though and you never know who you’re going to bump into, with a plethora of celebrities attracted to the events.

New York City waits to be explored either side of the usually high-quality tennis and movement between the venue and the city is easy and fast.

Written by  John Johnston.

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