|US Open Tennis|
The 2014 US Open is a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is the 134th edition of the US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It is currently taking place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.Rafael Nadal was the defending champion in the men's event; however, on 18 August, the Spaniard announced his withdrawal from the event after failing to recover from a wrist injury, while Serena Williams is the two-time defending champion in the women's event.
The 2014 US Open is the 134th edition of the tournament and it is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park of Queens in New York City, New York, United States.
tournamentThe tournament is an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2014 ATP World Tour and the 2014 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consists of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There are singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which is part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and singles, doubles and quad events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category.
The tournament is played on hard courts and is taking place over a series of 17 courts with DecoTurf surface, including the three main showcourts, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand.
BroadcastThe tournament is scheduled to be broadcast in more than 200 countries around the world. In the United States the tournament is being broadcast live on CBS, ESPN, and Tennis Channel. CBS will end its 47-year tenure as the broadcast home of the Open. In 2015, ESPN will take over the exclusive television rights of the USTA.
In 2014, live coverage will emanate from seven courts, including Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and the Grandstand, as well as Court 5, Court 11, Court 13, and Court 17.