The Sights And Sounds Of The U.S. Open

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The New York Times wrote that the U.S. Open is “where elite sport and high society intersect” today.Indeed, the pomp and circumstance off the court is just as big a part of “The Open” as the drama between the lines.

Corporations rent out luxury boxes for $250,000. Celebrities come to be seen. And tennis wives and girlfriends watch matches in over-sized sunglasses from court-side seats.

 

 

Brooklyn Decker, the first lady of the U.S. Open, has been at all of Andy Roddick's night matches

Tony Bennett was in attendance for the opening night ceremonies

He got to see YouTube sensation Greyson Chance escape the Internet to perform live

Alec Baldwin showed up with a shaggy head of hair

Mardy Fish's model wife Stacey Gardner hung on every point last night

Kevin Garnett went to see Fish too

Unfortunately, Jo-Willy Tsonga unleashed a furious comeback to beat Mardy

Spike Lee made his annual appearance, and predicted that Serena Williams would win the women's tournament

Ciara was there to cheer on her friend Serena against Ana Ivanovic

Non-celebrity fans have to stand out in their own way

High-brow sponsors make sure the whole affair is classy

The on-court action is often less glamorous

Some players lament the loud and disruptive crowds. But others, like Andy Roddick, embrace them

Play at the currently waterlogged Arthur Ashe Stadium resumes on Wednesday morning

Now see a first-hand account of the Open

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