After a thrilling final match between reigning Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal and the world's No. 1 male player Novak Djokovic, the French Open is in the books. That means the U.S. Open, the final leg of the Grand Slam, is right around the corner.
Tickets to the tournament at the USTA center in Flushing went on sale Monday at 9 a.m. The 2012 U.S. Open will be played Monday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 9.
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, a full-day tennis and music festival for children and families, will kick off the U.S. Open for the seventeenth consecutive year on Aug. 25. Tickets for the 2012 U.S. Open and/or Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day can be purchased online at USOpen.org, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX, at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the USTA National Tennis Center box office.
Day sessions will begin at 11 a.m. and night sessions will begin at 7 p.m. from Aug. 27 through the quarterfinals on Sept. 6. The women’s singles final will wrap up on Sept. 8, followed by the men's final on Sept. 9.
In 2011, the U.S. Open crowned two first-time singles champions, as Djokovic beat Nadal in the men’s final, while Samantha Stosur defeated Serena Williams in the women’s final. After losing to Nadal in Paris, no doubt Djokovic hopes for a repeat.
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