Top 5 Things Not To Miss At The U.S. Open
The 2014 US Open begins on Monday, August 25th and lasts until Monday September 8th. There's plenty to look forward to between the exciting matches, amazing food, luxurious accommodations and gorgeous weather. Let's take a look at what tennis fans should look forward to the most at the 2014 U.S. Open.
1) An Unpredictable Women's Tournament
Only one woman, Eugenie Bouchard, has reached the semifinal round at each of 2014's three women's Grand Slam events. The world's number one female player, Serena Williams, has failed to advance beyond the fourth round of this year's majors. All of this adds up to what looks like a women's US Open tournament that can be won by anyone.
2) Sleepers To Watch On The Women's Side
There is a sense around the professional tennis circuit that an unheralded player will rise up and make some serious noise in this year's US Open. Some potential sleepers on the women's side to watch are Madison Keys, Alize Cornet and Garbine Muguruza. Cornet, 24, has had a nice season that includes two wins over Serena Williams. Keys, a native of England, is only 19 but she won her first WTA title heading into the All England Club. Muguruza typically plays her best tennis on clay but the 20 year old is thought to have the potential to be a Grand Slam champion.
3) The Men Could Surprise As Well
Last year's men's US Open featured a stunning upset in which Tommy Robredo defeated the five time US Open winner Roger Federer. This year could have a few similar upsets in store. Tennis experts point to potential sleeper picks like Ernests Gulbis, Julien Benneteau and David Goffin. Marin Cilic is poised to make some noise as well. He is 6'6” and has an overpowering serve that few will be able to handle on the US Open's incredibly fast courts.
4) Experience The US Open In Comfort And Style
Tennis fans should take advantage of the US Open's Luxury Suite package. It is ideal for a large group of friends, corporate partners or those who are looking to entertain special guests. This package provides a gorgeous lounge in Arthur Ashe Stadium along with the finest foods, a plasma TV and a private bathroom. There's also a Premium Seat package with a shared hospitality space in which small groups can dine, a choice of premium seats in the stadium and much more. Finally, there is a Private Hospitality package that offers entertainment for large groups in a private room within the Indoor Training Center's Hospitality Pavilion, a plasma television and premium seating in the stadium.
5) The US Open's Amazing Food Choices
The US Open has the perfect variety of food for tennis fans of all backgrounds and ages. There's a Cuban restaurant called Mojito, Grey Goose Bar, Champions Bar & Grill for steaks, the US Open Club for American cuisine, Moet & Chandon Terrace, Cuppa Spotta, South Plaza Café, Ben & Jerry's, Carnegie Deli, the Heineken Red Star Cafe and the Patio Cafe & Bar for sandwiches, salads and cocktails. There's also courtside and suite food service provided by Aces and Champions Bar & Grill.
After the US Open ends that puts a cap on the 2014 Grand Slam season. Get ready for the 2015 season by getting an Australian Open travel package lined up so you don’t miss the beginning to what could be a crazy year in tennis.