Even with new roof over Ashe, US Open wants 'outdoor' event

NEW YORK (AP) U.S. Open organizers plan to try to avoid closing the new roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium as much as possible, even if that means wet courts making for a longer delay. U.S. Tennis Association executive director Gordon Smith said Monday that a meteorological crew on site should be able to accurately predict rain within about 20-30 minutes. What he doesn't want to see...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

16 Arthur Ashe artifacts, could fetch up to $120K at auction

NEW YORK -- Artifacts reflecting the public and private life of Arthur Ashe are going on the auction block. They include speech notes on AIDS awareness and the jacket he wore at an anti-apartheid protest - among the causes the tennis great and humanitarian championed during his lifetime.The 16 manuscripts and personal objects are being offered as one lot on Dec. 8 at Christie's books...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Retractable roof for 2017 US Open

U.S. Open rain delays at Arthur Ashe Stadium will be no more by 2017. The Grand Slam tournament's center court will be covered by a retractable roof as soon as the 2016 tournament, but more likely the following year, U.S. Tennis Association officials said Thursday. As the men's final was delayed to Monday each of the last five years, they had insisted a roof wasn't yet feasible...
Via FOX Sports
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Whitney Houston sings at the opening of Arthur Ashe Stadium

Yesterday we lost arguably the most beautiful and powerful voice of all time, Whitney Houston, at the young age of 48. To pay tribute to the legend, here is a video of her singing her hit 'One Moment In Time' at the opening of the Arthur Ashe Stadium in 1997. Taking the stage she said, "Like Arthur each of you had your moment in time, so tonight I would like to dedicate this song...
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February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

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