US Open Tennis 2012 Championships website with lots of news and information about the famous tennis tournament held at Flushing Meadows, Corona Park in Queens, New York City. The site has useful information including dates, schedule, results and winners.
The US Open Tennis Championships is one of the most famous tennis tournaments in the world. It is played on a hard court and takes place every year in August and September over a two week period. It is one of the four major Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The other three Grand Slams are the Australian Open, played on a hard court, the French Open played on a clay court, and Wimbledon played on grass.
Formally called the United States Open Tennis Championships it is the modern iteration of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, which for men's singles was first contested in 1881.
Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final tennis major comprising the Grand Slam each year; the other three are the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. It is held annually in August and September over a two-week period (the weeks before and after Labor Day weekend).
The main tournament consists of five different event championships: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles, with additional tournaments for senior, junior, and wheelchair players. Since 1978, the tournament has been played on acrylic hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City.
The US Open is unique in that there are final-set tiebreaks; in the other three Grand Slam tournaments, the deciding set (fifth for men, third for women) continues until it is won by two games.