NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Thousands of tennis fans are flocking to Queens with the start of the U.S. Open Monday.
Nearly 700,000 fans are expected to fill the stands at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows over the next two weeks, according to the U.S. Open.
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“I’ve been coming here for 10 years,” one woman told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria. “I come every year.”
“The beginning days, you get to see the better players play on the outside courts which is why we always like to go in the beginning days,” another man said. “In the later rounds, you have to go the main stands, but here you can get really close up to them which is awesome.”
The 15 days of competition showcases more than 250 of the best players in the world. Many fan favorites will take the court, but several different players have won major titles this year, which only adds to the drama.