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Summer of Changes in Tennis

With the final ball having dropped on the grass at Wimbledon, the tennis world is turning its attention to the U.S. Open. This year, though, fans coming to New York will see something new – the superstructure that will hold the retractable roof that will cover Arthur Ashe Stadium and make play possible in the event of rain. 229 more words


Arthur Ashe Stadium A Step Closer To Finishing Retractable Roof

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NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) – Tennis fans will notice a major change to the venue when attending this year’s U.S. Open. 475 more words


Retractable Roof At Arthur Ashe Stadium Closer To Becoming A Reality

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A towering crane lowered a final steel beam into place over Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday as the U.S. Open’s center court moved closer to being covered by a retractable roof. 442 more words


Work Underway On Retractable Roof At National Tennis Center In Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is a major construction project underway at the National Tennis Center in Queens.

There are eight steel columns now soaring above Arthur Ashe Stadium that are part of a new retractable roof that will cover a 250 by 250-foot opening. 224 more words


Serena And The Power Of Forgiveness

Serena Williams is playing at Indian Wells this fortnight. Most weeks the fact that the top-ranked women’s tennis player is participating in the WTA tournament then in progress would scarcely be news. 1,012 more words


Martina Navratilova Is Engaged!

“Thanks everyone for your good wishes- I got a grand total of two (2) nasty tweets and thousand + great ones. Amazing, really:)”

This was a tweet from Martina Navratilova after her engagement to her girlfriend, Julie Lemigova, at the US Open in New York City last Saturday, more than 25 years after winning the US Open title.   158 more words


Marin Cilic Defeats Kei Nishikori at U.S. Open for His First Grand Slam Title | By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY | SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

After the worry and the wait; after other years’ nerves and last year’s bitterness, it suddenly looked easy for Marin Cilic.

Tomas Berdych in the United States Open quarterfinals? 1,277 more words

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