09/05/12 3:00pm

Image source: Phil Haas

Besides world-class tennis and a world-class venue, one highlight of the US Open this year has been the signature cocktail. Sweetly named the Grey Goose Honey Deuce, it’s a mixture of lemonade, vodka, and black raspberry liqueur – garnished with three adorable honeydew melon balls to get you into the tennis spirit.

The drink, which is sold at the concession stands inside Arthur Ashe Stadium and at Grey Goose Bar in the outdoor plaza, comes in a US Open 2012 tumbler that you can keep. The collectible cup lists all of the champions, men and women, from 1968 to 2011.

If you didn’t get tickets to the Open this year, try making your own Honey Deuce at home while you watch the finals on TV. This video from the Wall Street Journal reveals the recipe.

08/21/12 9:00am

Image source: USTA

It may not be the “official” start of the US Open (Day 1 is Monday, August 27), but great tennis gets underway today at the US Open Qualifying Tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. All of these matches are free through this Friday, and the winners then make up the list of players in the elimination rounds. (more…)

08/16/12 9:30am

The tournament schedule for the US Open has been posted, right on time for the first Qualifying Tournament on Tuesday, August 21.

Image source: pdstahl on Flickr

The US Open is, of course, played at the  United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, though many locals call it “Flushing Meadows” as its located in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

The Center’s grounds are made up of three stadiums – Arthur Ashe, Louis Armstrong, and the Grandstand. (more…)