Category: tennis

Inside the Emirates Suite at the US Open

Luxury suites inside Arthur Ashe Stadium on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, are sold on a session-by-session basis and can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $120,000. Located at center court, the Emirates suite provides one of the most coveted views. Continue reading “Inside the Emirates Suite at the US Open”

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How To Become a US Open Ballperson

Steven Sokol is crouched along the net, ready to spring into action. A tennis ball smashes against the taut court divider and like a shot, off he goes. Sporting a white hat displaying the iconic University of Michigan “M”, Sokol sprints across the court, fetches the fuzzy yellow ball, and returns to his position, standing like a sentry at full attention. Continue reading “How To Become a US Open Ballperson”

‘Battle of the Sexes’ is More Than a Tennis Movie

Bobby Riggs was on top of the tennis world during the 1930s and ’40s. As a 21-year-old amateur, Riggs won the 1939 Wimbledon triple crown (men’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles). He won the U.S. National Championships (now U.S. Open) later that year and was a finalist at the French Open. Continue reading “‘Battle of the Sexes’ is More Than a Tennis Movie”

Lengthy Injury Layoff Helped Sloane Stephens Appreciate Tennis More

Sloane Stephens was out of tennis for approximately 11 months because of a stress fracture in her left foot. While she was frustrated on the sideline, she was able to focus on her family, cheering at her little cousin’s soccer games, spending time with her grandmother who had recently suffered a stroke, and attending weddings and baby showers. Continue reading “Lengthy Injury Layoff Helped Sloane Stephens Appreciate Tennis More”