Billie Jean King

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada serves against Sorana Cirstea of Romania on Day Four of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

2014 US Open Tickets By The Numbers

While the defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, withdrew due to injury before the tournament started, there are still enough stars on both the men’s and women’s side to keep demand high.

08/29/2014

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Travel Guide To New York City

This handy guide to New York City can help you plan out your trip and serve as a reference to the city’s top attractions along with food and lodging recommendations.

06/19/2014

Brian Boitano (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Olympic Figure Skating Champion Brian Boitano Announces He’s Gay

Two days after being named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi, Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano has announced he is gay.

12/19/2013

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American Victoria Duval, Ranked 296th, Stuns 11th-Seeded Stosur At US Open

Duval hopped up and down with arms overhead after pulling off her big surprise at Flushing Meadows, a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory over the 11th-seeded Stosur.

08/28/2013

Battle Of The Sexes: Big Rig?

Did The Mob Throw The Famous ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Tennis Match?

A new report has claimed the legendary battle of the sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was not fair play, and that Riggs threw the match to pay off a mob debt.

08/27/2013

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Racial Pioneer And Tennis Great Althea Gibson Honored In Newark

She fought for civil rights while proving to be one of the world’s greatest athletes, and on Wednesday the late Althea Gibson was honored in Newark.

03/28/2012

First lady Michelle Obama hits a tennis ball at a U.S. Open tennis clinic highlighting the importance of physical activity for kids at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits US Open

Obama visited the U.S. Open for the first time Friday to promote her campaign against childhood obesity and praise the U.S. Tennis Association’s initiative to build kid-sized courts.

09/09/2011

Jimmy Connors of the United States plays a two handed backhand during a match at the 1991 Us Open played at Flushing Meadows in New York. (credit: Getty Images)

Liguori: Special Memories Covering The US Open The Last 29 Years

As the US Open Tennis Championship fortnight approaches, I look back at some of my top memories of covering the US Open since 1982, my first year working the event.

WFAN–08/24/2011

In this book cover image released by HarperCollins, "An Accidental Sportswriter," by Robert Lipsyte, is shown. (credit: AP Photo/HarperCollins)

Ex-New York Times Sportswriter, Robert Lipsyte, Pens Memoir

In more than 50 years covering sports, the longtime New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte prided himself on being a sportswriter who was not a fan. A fat, brainy kid who got beat up in grammar school, Lipsyte wanted to be a novelist.

WFAN–05/06/2011