USTA Announces Dates for US Open Qualifying Tournament
14 Jun, 2019
The USTA announced that the 2019 US Open Qualifying Tournament will begin on Monday, August 19 and run through Friday, August 23. This will mark the first time that the tournament will begin on Monday, as opposed to Tuesday, extending the event to five days, from four days in previous years.
The move to a five day event will allow for greater scheduling flexibility for the US Open Qualifying Tournament, providing a greater window in case of weather issues.
The US Open Qualifying Tournament features 128 men and 128 women attempting to win three matches to earn a berth into the main draw, with 16 men and 16 women earning a spot in the 2019 US Open main draw. The fifth biggest tournament in the United States, the 2018 tournament awarded more than $3 million in prize money.
The US Open Qualifying Tournament will be the signature event of US Open Fan Week, which will take place Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25. Fan Week will consist of a series of events and activities held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center that are free and open to the public, giving all fans the opportunity to experience the excitement and atmosphere of the US Open. The full slate of US Open Fan Week events will be announced at a later date.
The main draw of the 2019 US Open begins on Monday, August 26 and runs through Sunday, September 8.
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.