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13 Grand Slam Champs Headline US Open Women's Field

The USTA announced that 13 players who have won Grand Slam singles titles in their careers will headline the women’s singles field for the 2019 US Open Tennis Championships, including world No. 1 and reigning French Open champion Ashleigh Barty (AUS), defending US Open champion and world No. 2 Naomi Osaka (JPN), and 23-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 9 Serena Williams (USA).

2019 US Open Prize Money Tops $57M, Richest Purse in Tennis History

The USTA announced that total player compensation for the 2019 US Open will surpass $57 million for the first time, maintaining the US Open as the richest purse in tennis history. The USTA worked collaboratively with the ATP and WTA Tour to determine specific prize money levels on a round-by-round basis, including for the US Open Qualifying Tournament. The individual payouts for each round of the tournament are all Grand Slam records. 

USTA Names US Open Military Appreciation Day For Lt. Joe Hunt

The USTA today announced that the US Open’s annual Military Appreciation Day will be named in honor of Lt. Joe Hunt.  Hunt, who won the U.S. Nationals in 1943 by beating Jack Kramer while on leave from the Navy, was killed when his Navy fighter plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in February of 1945.  He is the only U.S. Nationals or US Open champion to lose his life in service to his country.
 

USTA Foundation Receives $180K From Chase for 12 NJTL Chapters

USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced that for the sixth consecutive year, it has partnered with longtime US Open sponsor Chase to award 12 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters with a $15,000 grant each in support of year-round tennis and education programming.

Pre-Register for 2020 TIA’s TOM Conference & Racquet & Paddle Sports Show! Jan. 21-24

The TIA’s Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will take place Jan. 22-24th at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla.  This will mark the second year that the TOM Conference will be part of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show.

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