Tags: Tennis

What Changed After Serena vs. the Umpire? Not Much.

A year ago, after a heated dispute between Serena Williams and the umpire who cited her for rules violations before she lost the women’s final at the United States Open, there were rapid-fire calls for change. The rule at the heart of the disagreement — that Williams was being coached from the stands, a charge…

New York City Accuses U.S. Open Organizers of Underpaying Rent

With the start of the United States Open tennis tournament just days away, New York City’s comptroller accused the tournament’s organizers of underreporting at least $31 million in revenue over the past four years and said the city was owed $311,000 in back rent for use of the Open site in Queens. The comptroller, Scott…

What to Do This Week at the U.S. Open (Yes, There’s Stuff to Do)

ImageA view of the roof closing at Arthur Ashe Stadium during last year’s United States Open.CreditJulian Finney/Getty Images The United States Open’s five-year, $600 million renovation of the U.S.T.A. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is complete, so there are no new stadiums to debut or roofs to unveil at this year’s tournament. But the…