Top Moments in US Open History

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  • The US Open Starts Aug. 26
  • Breaking Barriers
  • Setting a Precedent
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
  • One of the Best
  • Before They Were Veterans
  • A Fierce Rivalry
  • Arthur Ash Stadium Opens, Venus William's Debut
  • William Sisters Steal the Show
  • More Williams Sisters' Domination
  • After 9/11
  • Fiftieth Anniversary of Althea Gibson's 1957 US Open Win
  • Serena Williams Continues Her Streak
  • Welcome, Sloane
  • Andy Murray Is Victorious

The US Open Starts Aug. 26

Filled with rich tradition, fierce rivalries and constant surprises, the U.S. Open, which takes place Aug. 26-Sept. 9, will not disappoint. BET.com takes a look back into the history of the U.S. Open and reveals the important role African-Americans have played in advancing the sport of tennis. — Musu Sirleaf 


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