Tennis comes alive at the US Open in August

In a conference call with reporters on Friday, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams announced that the bad back that forced her out of Wimbledon shouldn’t keep her out of the US Open, reinvigorating the anticipation for August.

I’ve covered majors including Wimbledon and the French Open, but in my opinion, nothing compares to a night match at the US Open.  Here’s why.




Chip Brown is an award-winning sports reporter who has covered the NFL, NBA Finals, the Masters, Final Four and professional tennis during his 20 years at the Associated Press and the Dallas Morning News. Chip is now a columnist for and an on-air host at ESPN Radio.