Summer in New York City gets even busier as the world’s best tennis players come to Flushing Medaows Queens for the 2011 US Open. From Monday, August 29th through Sunday, September 11th, the biggest names in the game, Rafael Nadal an Kim Clijsters, will try to take home the championship again.
Whether you are a Tennis fan or just enjoy world-class entertainment, wonderful restaurants, special events and attractions, you can experience this without having to buy a ticket to the US Open. On
Tuesday, August 23rd, a week before the main draw tournament, the qualifying rounds will be completely FREE to the public. Now everyone can enjoy a true US Open experience, as for the first time, the entire USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will be up and running for the qualifying rounds.
That’s not all that is FREE at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center next week. On August 26th, the Friday before the main draw tournament starts, the USTA will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most people hitting a tennis ball with a racquet at 9am. a. Over 500 people are expected to come out and join US tennis star Mardy Fish as they attempt to join the record books. This event, which is co-hosted by the USTA and Wilson, is free, open to the public and fans are encouraged to come and be a part of this amazing event.
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