1969 US Open: Rod Laver completes his second Grand Slam

Tony Roche and Rod Laver, 1969 US Open

After his wins at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, Rod Laver headed for New York, in search of a fourth major in a row. He was taken to five sets by Dennis Ralston in the fourth round 6-4 4-6 4-6 6-2 6-3, then defeated Roy Emerson 4-6 8-6 13-11 6-4 in the quarterfinals, […]

1969 US Open: Rod Laver’s road to the final

From Rod Laver’s autobiography A memoir: When I strode onto the court at Forest Hills, New York, in the first round of the US Open in the last week of August, I had won 23 matches in a row, beginning with my first round victory over Nicola Pietrangeli at Wimbledon. The last person to beat […]

2019 US Open ballperson uniforms by Ralph Lauren

2019 US Open ball persons uniforms

Polo Ralph Lauren is the official outfitter of the US Open since 2005, and provides uniforms for all on-court officials and ballpersons as well as a US Open collection of men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and accessories.  The 2019 US Open ballperson uniform is crafted from performance yarns made from recycled plastic bottles—part of Ralph […]

1999 US Open: Andre Agassi beats Todd Martin, wins 2nd US Open title

Andre Agassi, 1999 US Open

With Sampras out due to injury, Andre Agassi was the man to beat at the 1999 US Open. Agassi dropped only two sets en route to the final: to Justin Gimmelstob in the third round and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the semifinals. In the other side of the draw Todd Martin defeated Slava Dosedel in the […]

Sloane Stephens’ 2019 US Open shoes: NikeCourt Air Jordan 8 Air Zoom Zero

NikeCourt Air Zoom Zero Aqua

When tennis meets basketball: Nike recently unveiled its US Open collection featuring an updated pair of Air Jordan VIII. 2017 champion Sloane Stephens will rock a NikeCourt Zoom Zero fitted with a White Aqua upper from the Air Jordan VIII — the same Air Jordan that was created in 1993, her birth year. The NikeCourt Air Zoom […]

1999 US Open: Serena Williams first Grand Slam title

Serena Williams, winner of the 1999 US Open

From The Bud Collins History of tennis: The words of Richard Williams that kid sister is the more talented of the two began to ring true. Seventh-seed Serena, 17, became the first Williams to win a major singles title, and the first black since Althea Gibson at Forest Hills in 1958 to take a major […]