The US Open is the fourth and final leg of the Grand Slam season and the 2022 US Open begins August 29th to September 11th. Check it out.
US open 2022 : Serena Williams | Djokovic | Tickets
The Hologic WTA Tour heads to New York for the final Slam of the season at the US Open.
The fortnight promises to be a memorable one, as Emma Raducanu will try to defend her historic title, Serena Williams is set to play her final tournament and a host of contenders will be primed to make their mark on the biggest court in the world.
Played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, the tournament features a 128-player singles draw, 64-team doubles draw, and 32-team mixed doubles draw.
The tournament is played on outdoor hard courts and the women will use the Wilson US Open Regular Duty ball.
Serena Williams will compete in the US Open this year using a protected ranking.
The 40-year-old’s name is present on the tournament’s entry list and having competed in a few events this season after returning from an injury-enforced time on the sidelines, we will be seeing her at the final Grand Slam of 2022.
Serena recently announced that she will retire from tennis after the New York Major and the 23-time Major champion will her swansong in front of her home crowd at Flushing Meadows.
With Novak Djokovic’s US Open participation hanging by a thread, organisers of the Grand Slam has reminded fans from abroad that they won’t be able to enter the country without proof of vaccination. “At this time, ticket holders will not be required to show proof of COVID vaccination for admission into the US Open,” a statement on their website reads.
Recently Djokovic’s wife Jelena lashed out at a journalist for criticising Djokovic’s vaccination status. Taking to Twitter, tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg stated that Wimbledon could be ‘Djokovic’s last Grand Slam event of the year’. Calling him the ‘anti-vax posterboy’, Rothenberg also explained that the Serb won’t be able to participate in the US Open due to the country’s immigration law. But the journalist received backlash from Djokovic’s wife Jelena, who called his narrative judgemental.
Having won the Wimbledon, Djokovic is now only one Grand Slam title behind Rafael Nadal, who became the most successful men’s player of all time by winning the Australian Open and French Open earlier this year. When asked about his US Open participation after the Wimbledon win, he said, “I’m not vaccinated and I’m not planning to get vaccinated so the only good news I can have is them removing the mandated green vaccine card or whatever you call it to enter United States or exemption”.
“I don’t know. I don’t think exemption is realistically possible. If that is possibility, I don’t know what exemption would be about. I don’t know. I don’t have much answers there”, he further added.
US open 2022 tickets
As Serena Williams prepares for her last U.S. Open before retirement, tickets to see the tennis legend play are in high demand.
The U.S. Tennis Association sold over 16,500 tickets alone on Aug. 9, when the tennis champion announced her upcoming retirement, according to the organization — more tickets sold than the previous seven days combined. The tournament kicks off Monday, Aug. 29.
The USTA would not disclose financial projections for the famed Queens tennis tournament, and Williams’ announcement came so close to the start of the tournament that it’s unlikely her retirement would have brought in additional sponsorships, which are usually set well in advance.
Secondary ticket reseller site Stubhub said daily average sales in dollars have more than doubled and the number of tickets sold per day has more than tripled. The popular ticket site said it has seen a 40% jump in sales since Williams’ announcement.
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