Changing of the Guard

Everyone wondered as the Williams sisters got older as to who would be the next on line to take the reins for US Women’s tennis. The future of women’s American tennis just might have introduced herself to the world over night in Australia.

Sloane Stephens grew up with Serena Williams posters on the wall of her bedroom in Plantation, Florida. She is the daughter of former New England Patriot running back John Stephens and Sybil Smith an All-American swimmer at Boston University.

Sure Serena was injured and injured herself during the match but a win against a top player had to come at some point and this win will provide tremendous confidence.

The girl that grew up idolizing the Williams sisters can say she’s taken the best one down. I’m ready to see her inn the Australian Open semi’s and of course back in the states at the US Open.

Maybe the future is now!

The Techniques of the Best Tennis Players

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The Techniques of the Best

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Tips for the U.S. Open

If you’re heading to Flushing for the U.S. Open for the first time, you’re likely to be a bit overwhelmed with everything going on. We brought in our TicketCity U.S. Open expert, Rafael Rivas, who goes to the tournament every year to give you some tips.

Q: Where should I sit?

RR: The best value is to buy a promenade seat during the first week for a day session. They are usually cheaper than ground passes and still get you access to Arthur Ashe Stadium.

 

Q: What’s a good day to go?

RR: Session 17. It’s the Men’s Round of 16/Women’s Quarterfinals. You get good matches for a reasonable price. It’s lightly attended because it falls on the morning after Labor Day. Tickets are very affordable. (Editor’s note: Session 17 is the last day there are ground passes for)

 

Q: What’s a good place to eat while I’m there?

RR: On the grounds,  Mojitos is good. It’s outside of Arthur Ashe and anyone can go. Even better is the U.S. Open Club, which is buffet style but it’s inside Arthur Ashe and you need a court-side seat of US Open Club Pass. The best place is Aces, which is a Seafood restaurant inside Arthur Ashe and you must have a court-side seat or Aces pass. It has a full menu and I recommend making a reservation.

 

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Understanding US Open Tennis

If you’ve never been to the US Open, picking the right tickets can be a bit confusing. Between the different courts, times, sessions and locations, it’s definitely enough to make your head spin. But have no fear–TicketCity is here to help!

The infographic below explains the options to give you a better understanding of this championship event that tops many people’s bucket lists. Still have questions? Feel free to give us a call at 1.800.SOLD.OUT for personalized assistance seven days a week. We’d love to be your personal ticket service.

What a Wimbledon

It was 2003 when the Switzerland native Roger Federer burst on to the scene of the ATP and took home his first Wimbledon Championship. From this point on, Federer would go on to prove why critics, analysts, players, and fans all consider him to be the greatest of all time. With a total winning amount of nearly $73 million he is the all-time leader in career prize money earnings. With a countless track record of awards including four consecutive years (2005-2008) of being named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, there is no doubt that Federer is among few considered a tennis fan favorite.

The Federer Express, as he is often referred, especially caught the eye of tennis fan Nick Newlife. It was back in 2003, after Federer’s first Wimbledon win, that Newlife decided to place a bet that was so unique not even his English bookie, William Hill, had considered it. After Hill’s first response to the offer, Newlife accepted the 66-1 odds that the young Swiss Maestro would go on to win seven Wimbledon titles by 2019. At the age of 63, Newlife laid down $2,350 on the wager. For the next four years (2004-2007), Newlife, arguably Federer’s greatest fan, watched as the tennis phenomenon took home four consecutive Silver Cups, bringing the total titles to five. After his 2008 loss to Nadal in the greatest tennis rivalry to date, Federer added number six to his collection of Cups the following year in ’09. Sadly, Newlife would not live to see the 2009 win that would put him one Silver Cup away from a check to the tune of $158,000. Nick Newlife would pass away at the age of 69, only months before the 2009 Wimbledon. With Federer getting close to the age of 30 and experiencing a two year hiatus from a Wimbledon victory, many believed that Mr. Newlife’s bet and Federer’s reign found the grave as well.

The latest TicketCity Play of the Week not only goes to the 30 year old Roger Federer for winning his seventh Wimbledon title to tie both William Renshaw and Pete Sampras for the most Gentlemen’s Singles titles, but also to the man who nine years ago predicted it all. With no family or friends to leave the six figure winnings to, Nick Newlife bequeathed the Wimbledon betting slip, along with countless others, to UK charity Oxfam.

Here are the highlights from the 2012 Wimbledon Final where Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, and 6-4. My personal favorite and what I am delegating as the official Play of the Week are Federer’s three consecutive volley’s which start at the minute mark in the video.