2010 U.S. Open Guide
The 2010 U.S. Tennis Open will take place between August 30 and September 12 this year in New York City.
For more information on this Grand Slam event, we’ve put together a viewing guide complete with schedules, odds and much more.
Event: 129th U.S. Open
Dates: August 30 - September 12
Category: Grand Slam
Location: Queens - New York City
Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Surface: DecoTurf – outdoors
Prize Money: $21,600,000
TV Broadcast: CBS, ESPN, Tennis Channel (2009) – more details to come
Men’s Singles: Juan Martin del Potro
Women’s Singles: Kim Clijsters
Men’s Doubles: Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes
Women’s Doubles: Serena Williams and Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles: Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott
U.S. Open General Information:
Since 1987, the U.S. Open has always been the fourth and final Grand Slam of the tennis tournament each year. It’s held annually in late August and early September over a two-week period and the main tournament consists of five different event championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. There are additional tournaments each year for senior, junior and wheelchair players.
The U.S. Open has final-set tiebreaks, where as the other three Grand Sam tournaments, the deciding set (fifth for men and third for women) continues until it is won by two games. This makes the U.S. Open a little unique and different from the other Grand Slam events throughout the year.
The winners of the singles tournaments (Juan Martin del Potro and Kim Clijsters) took up $1,600,00 each in 2009.
Posted: 6/27/10 2:00PM ET
Updated: 8/23/10 12:00PM ET