US Open Tennis Venue | Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York
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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York I GeoEye-1 I Collected August 29, 2012. This GeoEye-1 image shows the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing Meadows, and has been the home of the US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament played every year in August and September. The main court is in the 22,547-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium, named after Arthur Ashe, the African American tennis player who won the men's final of the inaugural US Open in 1968. The next largest court is Louis Armstrong Stadium, which opened in 1978.The DecoTurf surface at the US Open is a fast surface, having slightly less friction and producing a lower bounce compared to other hard courts. In 2005, all US Open tennis courts were given blue inner courts to make it easier to see the ball on television.
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