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2022 US Open Tennis Championships

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With opening rounds beginning Aug. 29, it is time to make your plans for attending the 2022 US Open Tennis Championships. The US Open is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments and is held every August and September in Flushing Meadows at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The National Tennis Center features 22 courts inside its 46.5 acres and another 11 courts in the adjoining park. Arthur Ashe Stadium is the centerpiece, seating 23,200 spectators for marquee matchups. The 14,000-seat Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand, which seats 8,125, are two other courts to watch. 

2022 US Open Schedule

The US Open main draw begins on Aug. 29 with men’s and women’s 1st round matches. Doubles play begins on Aug. 31, coinciding with the start of the 2nd round for singles. Wheelchair events will begin on Sept. 7 with men’s and women’s singles and quads. Boy’s and girl’s junior wheelchair singles start the following day. 

All championship matches are scheduled for Sept. 10 and 11 with the men’s singles and women’s doubles finals closing out the 2022 US Open Tennis Championships. There will be 25 sessions total, so make sure to review the full schedule to pinpoint the matches you want to see.

From Aug. 29 to Sept. 7, gates will open at 9:30 a.m. for the Main Draw Day sessions and gates open at 6 p.m. for Evening Sessions. From Sept. 8 to Sept. 11, gate times will shift to 11 a.m. Day Sessions. 

Players to Watch

The biggest storyline in this year’s US Open is the impending retirement of six-time champion and fan-favorite Serena Williams. The 41 year old made the announcement in a cover story for Vogue magazine indicating that she was ready to grow her family and explore life beyond tennis. Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titles and ranks second all-time behind Margaret Court. She will compete in singles and women’s doubles, where she will partner with her sister Venus.

Defending champion on the women’s side is Emma Raducanu, who just defeated Williams in Cincinnati. She is ranked 11th in WTA. Iga Swiatek, Anett Kontaveit and Maria Sakkari occupy the top three spots. 

On the men’s side, top-ranked Daniil Medvedev is the defending champion. Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal are No. 2 and 3. 

Secure your 2022 US Open Tennis Championship tickets now so you do not miss a minute of the action.