The U.S. Open Tennis Championship is one of the annual Grand Slam tournaments which includes the most talented tennis players from around the World.
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The U.S. Open Tennis Championship began over 100 years ago in 1881 and it originally began as a men's singles event. Fast forward to 2012 and presently this tournament includes men's and women's singles, mixed doubles and women's doubles over a two week time period. Chronologically it is the fourth Grand Slam tournament among Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open. Many of the participants in the U.S. Open are also representing their respective countries in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The tournament is comprised of five main events including: 1. Men’s single 2. Women’s single 3. Men’s Double 4. Women’s Double 5. Mixed Doubles Special events for junior and senior tennis players plus wheelchair events have also been added to the tournament. Since 1978, it has been held at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. In the early years, only men's competitions were held in US National tennis tournaments. The challenge system was inducted into the tournament in 1884. This system remained part of national tennis events until 1911. The challenge system allowed automatic qualification of the defending champion for the following years finals. In 1887, the first women’s championship took place at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Soon after this, mixed doubles events were included in the main championship. From 1890 to 1906, the sectional US tennis events were held in eastern and western divisions. This was to pick the two best players who then competed in a playoff to select who would meet the defending champions in the tournament’s challenge round. The above mentioned events were included in the US Open in 1968 which resulted in the Open Era. This was the first time when combined tennis competitions were open to professional players.
In 2011, 96 male players and 63 female players entered the championship. The US Tennis Open has been a Grand Slam tournament since 1970 and utilizes tiebreak rules in the last game set. None of the other Grand Slams use a tiebreak in the fifth set of the game except the US Open. All other Grand Slams go for playing with service games in the fifth set. Jimmy Connors is credited as the only tennis player who won US Open titles for singles on all three surfaces on which the game is normally played. In the Women's Singles US Open tournament, Chris Evert is the only player with winning titles on two surfaces. The USTA has announced that the qualifying rounds of the US Open are a free week for Tennis Lovers which means it is open for free viewing by the public. The ongoing qualifying competitions will ultimately come up with players who have proved themselves as worthy participants for the main US Open Tournament. The total prize money for the 2012 U.S. Open has been increased by more than $2 million dollars to a record setting amount of $25.5 million dollars. The prize for the winners of both the men's and women's championships will be $1.9 million. The tradition of equal prizes for both sexes has been happening at the US Open for 40 years. The rest of the $25.5 million will be distributed throughout other entrants with the majority of singles players guaranteed an increase of no lower than 18%.
The 2012 U.S. Open Schedule is below:
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 1 - Monday, August 27th - 11:00 a.m. (8/27/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 2 - Monday, August 27th - 7:00 p.m. (8/27/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 3 - Tuesday, August 28th - 11:00 a.m. (8/28/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 4 - Tuesday, August 28th - 7:00 p.m. (8/28/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 5 - Wednesday, August 29th - 11:00 a.m. (8/29/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 6 - Wednesday, August 29th - 7:00 p.m. (8/29/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 7 - Thursday, August 30th - 11:00 a.m. (8/30/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 8 - Thursday, August 30th - 7:00 p.m. (8/30/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 9 - Friday, August 31st - 11:00 a.m. (8/31/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 10 - Friday, August 31st - 7:00 p.m. (8/31/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 11 - Saturday, September 1st - 11:00 a.m. (9/1/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 12 - Saturday, September 1st - 7:00 p.m. (9/1/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 13 - Sunday, September 2nd - 11:00 a.m. (9/2/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 14 - Sunday, September 2nd - 7:00 p.m. (9/2/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 15 - Monday, September 3rd - 11:00 a.m. (9/3/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 16 - Monday, September 3rd - 7:00 p.m. (9/3/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 17 - Tuesday, September 4th - 11:00 a.m. (9/4/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 18 - Tuesday, September 4th - 7:00 p.m. (9/4/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 19 - Wednesday, September 5th 11:00 a.m. (9/5/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 20 - Wednesday, September 5th - 7:00 p.m. (9/5/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 21 - Thursday, September 6th - 11:00 a.m. (9/6/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 22 - Thursday, September 6th - 7:00 p.m. (9/6/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 23 - Friday, September 7th 11:00 a.m. (9/7/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 24 - Saturday, September 8th 11:00 a.m. (9/8/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 25 - Saturday, September 8th - 7:00 p.m. (9/8/12)
U.S. Open Tennis - Session 26 - Sunday, September 9th - 12:00 p.m. (9/9/12)
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