Monday, August 24, 2015
"The US Open main draw kicks off on Aug. 31, but you can get a sneak peek of the grounds – and watch some of the game’s rising stars and established veterans do battle – during the US Open Qualifying Tournament.
The US Open Qualifying Tournament takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the US Open, and runs from Tuesday, Aug. 25, to Friday, Aug. 28. It is free and open to the public.
The matches typically feature players ranked between 105 and 250 in the world, some of whom will go on to become the future champions of the game. (See Draw) Most of the game’s top players have competed in the US Open Qualifying Tournament, including defending champion Marin Cilic (competed in qualifying in 2007), last year’s finalist Kei Nishikori (2010) and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (2007).
Among those to watch in this year's US Open Qualifying Tournament are 16-year-old CiCi Bellis, who made headlines last year with her win over No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova in the opening round, and 19-year-old Anett Kontaveit, who upset world No. 10 Carla Suarez Navarro in the opening round of Wimbledon earlier this summer.
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