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Tennis’s Next Big Star? Call Her Coco

While most 15-year-olds are getting ready to go back to school, Coco Gauff is busy with something else: grabbing the tennis world’s attention. With the 2019 US Open beginning on August 26, the Delray Beach, Fla., native expects to be a premier attraction – both on and off the court. For fans, they can catch Gauff’s US Open debut on August 27, when she faces off against 18-year-old Russian Anastasia Potapova on Louis Armstrong Stadium.  The center-stage treatment that the […]

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SheIS, USTA Aiming For Progress At 2019 US Open

As complicated as its history may be, the United States Tennis Association has always been at the forefront of gender equality. From its equal-pay push in the early 1970s to its relationship with American tennis legend Billie Jean King, the organization and its flagship event, the US Open, are always looking to move the needle when it comes to women’s rights. Heading into the 2019 US Open, the USTA will aim to increase the awareness of female sports through its […]

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USTA Preps Fan Experience For New Era Of U.S. Open Tennis

One year removed from the conclusion of a five-year, $600-million renovation to the U.S.T.A. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, fans from all facets of the globe will be attending the 2019 US Open, beginning on August 26. To jumpstart this moment, Nicole Kankam, managing director of the USTA, began by making sure the tournament is more accessible and affordable for spectators than ever before. “Every year I think we look to take the US Open experience to the next […]

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3 Takeaways from the US Open’s Social Presence

See how the social team is capturing the excitement unfolding on the court. (Photo via @usopen on Twitter) US Open tennis is here once again and it has brought some of the usual things we love about the event. That includes great matches that go well into the night, breathtaking shots of New York City, and celebrity sightings aplenty. Fortunately we’re also seeing some great social media coverage that’s inspiring loads of engagement from fans all over the world. Because of this, […]

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Vans U.S. Open Of Surfing Dominates With Newcomers

Thousands flocked to Huntington Beach to take in the sights and sounds. Huntington Beach, CA (Michael Silver) The summer season of surf contests are in full swing as Huntington Beach, CA held its annual event last week. The modest beach town, appropriately nicknamed Surf City, USA, hosts the world’s largest surf competition and lifestyle festival each summer. Originally called the West Coast Surfing Championships in 1959, wave riders across the globe descend upon Orange County for the weeklong festivities. During the 9-day […]

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Slow Pace of Play Highlighted at U.S. Open

It was one of the longest time pars ever set. Brooks Koepka hoists the U.S. Open winner’s trophy on Sunday, June 18. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images. The U.S. Open is arguably the best golf tournament of the year. All facets of a player’s game are tested and any weakness will be exposed. The United States Golf Association (USGA), who runs the tournament, is quoted as saying their target winning score is even par. When winners’ scores during a regular season […]

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