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US Open, New York, 29 Aug – 11 Sep 2011

The US Open is a hard-court tennis tournament which was first contested in 1881 at the Newport Casino and will take place this year between 29 August and 11 September.

US Open

It is the fourth and final tennis the Grand Slam of the year following the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon.

The championship has been contested at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City since 1978.

The main court is located at the 22,500 plus seated Arthur Ashe stadium which opened in 1997. The second largest court is the Louis Armstrong Stadium named in honour of the legendary jazz singer.

The DecoTurf surface at the US Open favours serve-and-volley players as it has a lower bounce compared to other hard courts.

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