From Aug. 28 until Sept. 10, some of the top names in tennis will compete in one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the US Open.
On Aug. 28, Arthur Ashe Stadium will kick off the tournament with an Opening Night Ceremony that will be headlined by country music superstar Shania Twain.
The performance will take place before first tennis matches of that night. Twain is expected to sing some of her biggest hits, as well as songs from her upcoming album entitled “NOW,” her first album release since 2002.
Prior to Twain’s performance, USTA President Katrina Adams and tennis icon Billie Jean King will kick off the night to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Arthur Ashe Stadium, which officially opened in 1997 and served as the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
With a capacity of 23,000 people, the Arthur Ashe Stadium the largest tennis-only stadium in the world. For those who cannot make it to the opening ceremony, it will be televised live on ESPN2.
For tickets to the US Open, visit usopen.org.