Now in its 16th season, the US Open Series is the five-week summer tennis season that links seven North American hard-court tournaments to the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open.
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The US Open Series enables tennis fans to see the world’s best players in action from coast to coast. Top competitors who have won Series titles include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Venus Williams, Novak Djokovic, Angelique Kerber, Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, Rafael Nadal and many more.
COVERING THE ACTION
The US Open Series offers centralized coverage across the ESPN platforms. ESPN2 showcases weekend coverage from Atlanta, New Haven, San Jose and Winston-Salem as well as mid-week and weekend coverage from Cincinnati and Canada – totaling more than 70 hours of live national coverage in all.
In addition, the Series features significant match coverage on ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, with nearly 140 hours of weekday Series coverage. And to best serve tennis fans across the country, tournament websites offer coverage from their respective events through the integration of an ESPN3 media player.
Tennis Channel also will provide more than 80 hours of live national coverage from Cincinnati and Canada.
GIVING BACK TO THE GAME
The US Open Series hopes to bring the fun and fitness of tennis to children across the country. Each tournament held in the U.S. hosts a youth clinic for a local National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapter. In addition, the USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the USTA, will present each of those chapters with a "Serving Up Dreams" grant. The USTA Foundation proudly supports the national network of NJTLs both financially and through capacity building.
CHANGING THE GAME
More tennis on television and a new broadcast standard with all telecasts available in HD are but a few of the innovations fostered by the US Open Series. The Series also debuted "US Open Blue" courts to heighten visibility of the ball and create a signature look, and introduced the use of instant replay by utilizing the electronic line-calling challenge system.