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US Open, Opens Today!

Today is opening day of the US Open, the final event of Grand Slam tennis tournament season. The courts at Flushing Meadows have been busy over the weekend with qualifying rounds. Both of the Williams sisters will play today, which is beyond appropriate since it is the 50th anniversary of Althea Gibson’s first U.S. Open tournament title.

Gibson in considered the Jackie Robinson of tennis since she was the first black athlete - male or female - to win a Grand Slam event. Tonight's tribute to Althea Gibson in Arthur Ashe Stadium is titled "Breaking Barriers" and will salute black women pioneers in sports, entertainment, politics and the arts and will include a performance by Aretha Franklin. Sounds like a rocking good time!

Both Serena and Venus dominated the U.S. Open early in the decade, but returning champion Maria Sharapova will definitely give them a run for the money. Look for cutting edge tennis fashion from all three champions.

I will be watching, will you? Let me know in the comments section below.

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joy76 joy76 8 years
I love love tennis
joy76 joy76 8 years
millarci millarci 8 years
I looooooove tennis! Go Justine Henin! She's my fave! :)
rana-june rana-june 8 years
did anyone watch sharapova's match today? what a letdown!
vanz21 vanz21 8 years
Damn right i'll be watching! Go Novak Djokovic! Djokovic is very VERY hot! And Andy Roddick, and rafa too! I love tennis!
mudnessa mudnessa 8 years
I love tennis and i will be watching, my mom will be there and i will be watching to see her on tv, shes the crazy roger fan with the go roger banner!!!
angels1 angels1 8 years
I am a tennis fan so will definitely be watching too. Go James Blake!!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Next to Pilates, tennis is my passion. I'll be watching for sure!
mazhalai mazhalai 8 years
me too will be watching i heart tennis
tchan01 tchan01 8 years
I'll be watching and going to the evening session tomorrow night. Go James Blake among other great players of course! ;-):woohoo:
Feesje Feesje 8 years
I'll be watching! Go, Justine! :WOOHOO:
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