The U.S. Open kicked off a 15-day run at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, in August. While we all know the Williams sisters and James Blake, BET.com takes a look at all the Black players in this year’s tournament. — Dominique Zonyéé
James Blake, 33, is from Yonkers, New York. The 14-year veteran announced his retirement on Aug. 26 at the US Open press conference. He played his last game Wednesday when he lost to Ivo Karlovic in the first round.