This book celebrates the US Open as an entertaining and electrifying world-class spectacle. It tells the story of tennis's Grandest Slam with text and photos that dramatize the event's energy, emotion, and excitement.
Focusing on the Flushing Meadows years, it ties into the USTA National Tennis Center's twenty-fifth anniversary, emphasizing the US Open today. An introduction covers the tournament from its beginnings in 1881 to the present. An afterword highlights grassroots tennis and the role the US Open plays in fueling tennis in America.
Dynamic action photos of the legends of the game-from Jennifer Capriati, Monica Seles, and the Williams sisters, to Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, and Lleyton Hewitt-are accompanied by brief essays from players on what makes the US Open the toughest and most special Grand Slam.