Top Moments in US Open History

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  • 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
  • Breaking Barriers
  • Setting a Precedent
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
  • One of the Best

Arthur Ashe Stadium Opens, Venus William's Debut

Arthur Ashe Stadium opened as part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens, in 1997. Also that year, a 17-year-old Venus Williams advanced to the finals, making her the second Black person ever to appear in the finals. (Photo: Al Bello /Allsport)

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