New York City's comptroller says the organizers of the U.S. Open tennis tournament owe the city $311,000 in back rent for use of the tournament site in Queens. Scott Stringer says in an audit report released Thursday that the United States Tennis Association underreported the revenue of its Billie Jean King National Tennis Center by at least $31 million between 2014 and 2017. A USTA spokesman says the organization has already paid the city about $147,000 of the amount Stringer says it owes but it disputes that it owes the remainder.
The U.S. Open is one of the biggest sports events of the year, so it's fitting that one of its signature drinks is also a slam dunk. The famed tennis tournament, which kicked off on Aug.19, and runs through Sept. 8, is currently underway at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens. The Honey Deuce is a refreshing mix of Grey Goose vodka, lemonade and raspberry liqueur, with a fun garnish of honeydew melon balls. To make this drink, pre-chill a Collins glass until frosty, then add 1.5 oz Grey Goose vodka, 3 oz. fresh lemonade and a .5 oz. raspberry liqueur. Stir to combine over ice, and then garnish with a skewer of fresh honeydew melon balls. The drink
BELOIT- A welcoming atmosphere and the opportunity to compete has helped to transform the Beloit Memorial girls tennis program. Fourth-year head coach Leigha Francis already has 23 girls out this fall, and is expecting a few more to trickle in as school starts. While the team still has plenty of work to do before they are considered a competitive team in the Big Eight Conference, Francis is pleased with the growth she's seen. "This is as many girls as we've ever had," Francis said. "I think we're just a very inclusive group. We've had every kind of ethnicity on this team. We've had foreign exchange students, every different kind of religion. It's been really neat to see the way the girls get
It isn't every day you get invited to meet famed tennis legend Novak Djokovic, although I have had the privilege of interviewing him before. But when the call came from Montblanc to join one of a very small number of journalists in New York for the unveiling of a special timepiece designed to benefit the Novak Djokovic Foundation, I went. On Wednesday night, just a week before the start of the US Open Tennis Championships, Montblanc and Djokovic showed off the new Montblanc Novak Djokovic Special Edition StarWalker writing instrument. The writing instrument is a Fineliner that is embellished with Djokovic's signature on it. It is sold with a matching notebook that is also personalized with Djokovic's
US OPEN '19: Coco Gauff, 15, part of crop of young Americans Just like many tennis fans, Coco Gauff's father expects a lot from his precocious, 15-year-old daughter. Makes sense, given the way she swings a racket on a tennis court and handles herself away from one. "Even after I win a tournament, he'll let me celebrate, but then he's like, 'It's back to work.' And I understand why," Gauff said. "Because, like, I mean, it's just one tournament of many." Next up for Gauff is the U.S. Open, which starts Monday, and she's in the main draw by virtue of a wild-card entry received after making quite a run at Wimbledon. First, Gauff became that venerable event's youngest qualifier in history. Then she
Many sibling duos have taken over the world together: the Bryans, the McEnroes, the Murrays, the Zverevs and the Williamses, to name a few. Franklin Tiafoe is looking to add another name to the list. The world is well aware of Frances Tiafoe. Currently ranked No. 52, the 21-year-old won his first ATP title last February in Delray Beach. He has rocked American tennis with his meteoric rise, and will have many eyes on him at next week's US Open. But Frances has a twin brother, Franklin, who's trying to carve out his place too. “I want to be known as Franklin Tiafoe, not Frances's brother," he told Baseline. Franklin has played a handful of ITF professional tournaments so far. (Photo courtesy
The full draw for the 2019 Men's Singles tournament at the US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York, USA. First Round (Seeds in brackets): Top Half Novak Djokovic (Ser) (1) v Roberto Carballes Baena (Spa) Sam Querrey (USA) v Juan Ignacio Londero (Arg) Denis Kudla (USA) v Janko Tipsarevic (Ser) Steve Darcis (Bel) v Dusan Lajovic (Ser) (27) Stan Wawrinka (Swi) (23) v QUALIFIER Hubert Hurkacz (Pol) v Jeremy Chardy (Fra) Laslo Djere (Ser) v Miomir Kecmanovic (Ser) Zachary Svajda (USA) v Kevin Anderson (Rsa) (16) Fabio Fognini (Ita) (11) v Reilly Opelka (USA) QUALIFIER v Jaume Munar (Spa) Tomas Berdych (Cze) v QUALIFIER Marton Fucsovics (Hun) v Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) (17) Taylor Harry Fritz (USA) (26)
Hunterdon County Girls Tennis Preview 2019: Team capsules, dates to keep Hunterdon Central There are high hopes entering the 2019 season for Hunterdon Central. While it finished 5-10 a year ago, the Red Devils return four key players to the lineup including all three singles and one first doubles player. Karolina Lankamer was crowned champion as a freshman at the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament (HWST) and the three-star recruit is back for more. The 2018 HWST MVP and Hunterdon County Democrat Player of the Year has upped her game over the course of the last 10 months and she looks to up her solid 9-5 record in team matches a year and advance past the first day of the state singles tournament.
Former British number one Greg Rusedski has backed Johanna Konta to recover from a loss of form in time to put in a good display at the US Open.The 28-year-old has been struggling for results since a surprise quarter-final defeat to Barbora Strycova at Wimbledon earlier in the summer.
The full draw for the 2019 Women's Singles tournament at the US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York, USA. First Round (Seeds in brackets): Top Half Naomi Osaka (Jpn) (1) v Anna Blinkova (Rus) Astra Sharma (Aus) v Magda Linette (Pol) Anastasia Potapova (Rus) v Cori Gauff (USA) QUALIFIER v Carla Suarez Navarro (Spa) (28) Anett Kontaveit (Est) (21) v Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spa) Ajla Tomljanovic (Aus) v Marie Bouzkova (Cze) Alize Cornet (Fra) v Jessica Pegula (USA) Mandy Minella (Lux) v Belinda Bencic (Swi) (13) Aryna Sabalenka (Blr) (9) v Victoria Azarenka (Blr) Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) v Madison Brengle (USA) Kaia Kanepi (Est) v Tatjana Maria (Ger) QUALIFIER v Donna Vekic (Cro) (23) Julia Goerges (Ger)
Greensburg defeated Rushville Wednesday evening 3-2. Brett Stringer played a very good match at No. 1 singles winning 6-4, 6-3. Isaac Tebbe and Charlie Pumphrey had tough days at Nos. 2 and 3 singles. Tebbe lost 3-6, 1-6 and Pumphrey lost 5-7, 5-7. Nos. 1 and 2 doubles were dominant, as No. 1 doubles won 6-1, 7-5 and No. 2 doubles won 6-0, 6-3. “I was very pleased with how Karson Scheidler and Bryce Stringer played tonight at 2 doubles,” head coach Collin Rigney said. The Pirates tennis team returns to action next Monday against Jennings County.
Wang failed to win a game in the opening set against Russia's Anna Blinkova before storming back to win 0-6 6-1 6-4 in 90 minutes. Blinkova did not face a break point in the first set but Wang turned the tables in the second, winning five games in a row after going up a break. In the final set, Blinkova saved two match points with Wang serving at 5-3 but the top seed set up three more on her opponent's serve in the next game to clinch the win.
We got our first look on Thursday at the food options at the US Open. Tennis fans can taste it all beginning on Monday. World-renowned chefs showed off their creative menus at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. The culinary team is comprised of 250 preparers who will serve food at five restaurants, 60 concession stands and 90 suits. More than 90,000 pounds of beef will be consumed. PIX11 video journalist Keith Lopez has more.
ESPN analyst and six-time U.S. Open champion Chris Evert talks with The Post's Justin Terranova about last year's controversial final, Serena Williams' chances this year and taking things slow with Coco Gauff. Q: Is this a different Madison Keys this year after her win at Cincinnati? A: In the past, Madison has relied so much on her power that she really hasn't developed that Plan B when things are not going well. She's changed her mindset a little bit, and she's moving so well right now. When she's running wide for shots, she does not have to go for outright winners that are very high risk. She can get back in position for the next shot. That's really changed her perspective of how she needs