The Australian Open has just commenced and it is getting all the tennis fans in the mood for a year of great tennis.
Last year, Naomi Osaka proved that her 2018 US Open was not a one-off by claiming the Australian Open to add to her growing collection. In the Men’s singles it was Novak Djokovic who beat Nadal and became the first player to win 7 titles at the Australian Open in the Open Era.
An interesting factor in this year’s tennis is Serena Williams’ quest to finally get that record-tying 24th Grand Slam. She could do it in the Australian Open, the French Open in May or when she hits home ground and has even more support cheering her on at the US Open.
The Grand Slams are so exciting to attend, with new records being set and rising tennis stars achieving their dreams, so if you haven’t managed to get tickets to the Australian Open, you could go to the US Open instead.
The US Open takes place from 24 August to 13 September 2020.
The US Open takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York.
In 2019, the prize money stood at $57.24 USD. Both the men’s and women’s singles winners received $3.85m each, whilst the runners up took away $1.9m each.
The best way to get tickets for the US Open is to sign up through the US Open’s official website. You will be updated when tickets go on sale. The tickets for the big matches are hard to come by but it is much easier to get tickets for the early rounds of the US Open.
If you are travelling to the US Open then there are three airports in New York that are close to the venue. JFK International, LaGuardia and Newark International are the NYC airports.
When you get to New York, there are plenty of types of transport to take you to your hotel and around the city, you can pick up a cab at the airport or get on the Subway.
The US Open is in the Queens area of New York and many tennis fans visiting for the Open will choose to stay closer to Manhattan so they can also do all of the tourist activities. Queens is just a short ride from Manhattan and there are plenty of hotels for all budgets to choose from in Manhattan. You could stay at the famous Four Seasons Hotel or stay at one of the Hilton hotels.
If you are planning on going to the Australian or US Open, you must check what the travel requirements are for your country of citizenship. For example, to travel to Australia for business or tourism, US and Canadian citizens require an ETA.
For non-US citizens travelling to the US Open, they will require an ESTA visa for entering the US, if they are from a country that is in the Visa Waiver Program.
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