The 2017 U.S. Open Tennis Championships are in the books, and Flushing Meadows once again did not disappoint. On the men’s side, a living tennis legend added to his incredible major championship resume; while on the women’s side, an unseeded American took a massive step up in her budding career.
With an all-American semifinal dueling it out at Arthur Ashe Stadium (the first all-American “final four” on the women’s singles side at the U.S. Open in 16 years), 24-year old Sloane Stephens was the last woman standing. After earning a gutty 3-set victory over fan favorite and 7-time major winner Venus Williams in the semifinals, it was on to #15 ranked Madison Keys. Ready to take on one of the most powerful players in women’s tennis, and doing so on the biggest stage in tennis, Sloane handily won the match in just over 60 minutes with a methodical 6-3, 6-0 victory to claim her first major title.
On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal continued to add to an already historic career as one of the top tennis players in history. By completely dismantling South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, “Rafa” moved himself up the all-time rankings by claiming his 16th career major championship (2nd most all time) and 3rd U.S. Open title. The 31-year old Spaniard has overcome a myriad of wrist and knee injuries over the last year to once again climb his way to the top of professional tennis in 2017, punctuated with his dominant performance at the 2017 U.S. Open.
With 2018 marking the 50th anniversary of the “open era,” Flushing Meadows is sure to be rolling out the red carpet for all in attendance. Contact an ISM Representative TODAY to reserve your space and witness more historic moments at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships!