Your U.S. Open Schedule
Getting ready for the U.S. Open? Got your giant tennis ball and camera all ready? Here’s a quick t’do list for next week:
- Tuesday, August 22nd, 5pm: Maria Sharapova will appear in the Fine Watches department of Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street in conjunction with Tag Heurer.
- Wednesday, August 23rd: Day off to rest up. Take some QT for you. You deserve it.
- Thursday, August 24th, 11am: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play an exhibition match in front of Golfsmith Golf & Tennis at 54th and Lexington. Might wanna crack out the riot gear for this one!
- Thursday, August 24th, 5-7pm: Andy Roddick will do an in-store at the Lacoste boutique on Fifth Avenue.
- Thursday, August 24th, 6pm: Kim Clijsters will appear at the Fila flagship store at 340 Madison Avenue (at 43rd Street) to promote the unveiling of the limited-edition “Artists Play Two” t-shirt series in conjunction with the New York Collective for the Arts.
- Thursday, August 24th, 7-10pm: Follow Kim Clijsters over to Lexington Avenue at 49th Street, site of the W Hotel, where she’ll be joined by the likes of Andy Roddick, Robby Ginepri, Taylor Dent, Mario Ancic, Nicholas Kiefer, Amer Delic, Paul Goldstein, Tommy Haas, and Max Mirnyi. They’ll be cooking it up at the annual Dacor Taste of Tennis to benefit City Harvest, the world’s oldest food rescue organization.
- Friday, August 25th, 7am-6pm: Pros like Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick will be turning up throughout the day in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall to hit with fans in conjunction with USTA, Tennis Magazine, Babolat, and the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
- Saturday, August 26th, 10am-4pm: The Annual Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day, featuring singer/songwriters Cheyenne Kimball and Teddy Geiger, joining some kids named Andy Roddick, James Blake, and Serena Williams. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster (1-866-OPEN-TIX), USOpen.org and at the USTA National Tennis Center box office.
- Every Day at the Open: American Express card members can register at the Tennis Center for their chance to sit courtside with previous U.S. Open champions Chris Evert, Monica Seles and Billie Jean King. Winners and their guests will also be treated to transportation to and from the Tennis Center, dinner at one of the exclusive Club-level restaurants, and sit their fannies in fancy courtside level seats where they will be able to hear first-hand commentary from tennis legends. Ooo la la.
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