The 2017 US Open Tennis will be the 137th edition of tennis’ US Open and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It will be held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Experimental rules will feature in qualifying for the main draw as well as in the junior, wheelchair and exhibition events. Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber are the reigning men’s and women’s singles champions. Wawrinka withdrew before the start of the tournament due to a knee injury that ended his season.
US Open Tennis
The 2017 US Open will be the 137th edition of the tournament and will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park of Queens in New York City, New York, United States. The tournament is held on 14 Deco Turf hard courts.
The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament. The tournament is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final tennis major comprising the Grand Slam each year; the other three, in chronological order, are the US Open Tennis, the French Open and Wimbledon.
Watch US Open Tennis Live The main tournament consists of five event championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles, with additional tournaments for senior, junior, and wheelchair players.
The US Open Tennis is the only Grand Slam that employs tiebreakers in every set of a match. For the other three Grand Slam events, if a match goes to the last possible set (the third for women, fifth for men) and there is a 6–6 tie, the match continues until one player wins by two games, but the sets played before the last set always employ tiebreakers should a set reach 6–6.
The tournament consists of both men’s and women’s singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There are also singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which is part of the Grade A category of tournaments.
The 2017 tournament will see the USTA try out two experimental rules. Firstly, the USTA are introducing a shot clock to combat slow play and to address players going over the allotted time for warm ups and medical time outs. The rules will only apply in qualifying matches for the main draw, US Open Tennis junior, wheelchair and legends matches. Source
In the United States, the 2017 US Open Tennis will be the third year in a row under an 11-year, $825 million contract with ESPN, in which the broadcaster holds exclusive rights to the entire tournament and the US Open Series.