Coming off the heels of the Olympic Games, the 2012 Tennis US Open is more anticipated than ever. Running from August 27 – September 9, The Open is held in New York, drawing people internationally to come watch the top tennis players compete for the grand prize. The total financial commitment for the 2011 US Open tournament was 23.718 million US dollars.
Last year, 27 year old Samantha Stosur won her first Grand Slam title when she defeated the former World No. 1 Serena Williams. She is the first Australian woman since Evonne Goolagong at Wimbledon in 1980 to win a Grand Slam singles title. This summer, we saw Serena Williams walk away with the Gold medal at the Olympics, overshadowing any loss she suffered at last year’s Open. It will be interesting to see what unfolds this year on the women’s side.
As far as the male players go, we are seeing a nice change in pace. The players this year are a fresh crop of talent; making determining the winner almost impossible. In the past few decades, the major players dominated the game. Roger Federer has totaled a record 17 Slam titles, Rafael Nadal 11 and Novak Djokovic five. Andy Roddick and Juan Martin del Potro respectively are two players who have been able to put a stop to the monopoly, as well as 2004 French Open champion Gaston Gaudio, and 2005 Australian Open champion Marat Safin.
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