With a women’s draw highlighted by one of the great upsets in tennis history and a men’s draw that delivered a matchup of the top two players in the world, the 2015 US Open played out in riveting fashion.
The 2016 edition of America’s Grand Slam will now have a chance to match it.
The schedule for the 2016 US Open will be nearly identical to the 2015 version, again set to play out over 14 days, Aug. 29-Sept. 11, with the women’s singles semifinals scheduled for Thursday night, Sept. 8; the men’s singles semis and mixed doubles final on Friday, Sept. 9; the women’s singles final and men’s doubles final on Saturday, Sept. 10; and the men’s singles final and women’s doubles final on Sunday, Sept. 11.
The women’s singles semifinals are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., the men’s singles semis at 3 p.m. and the singles finals at 4 p.m. on their respective days. The doubles finals are all slated to begin at 12 p.m.
ESPN, the US Open’s broadcast partner, will again provide complete coverage of the event on its array of platforms.
One notable change for the 2016 US Open is the guarantee of no cancellations due to rain for fans with an Arthur Ashe Stadium ticket. As part of the ongoing transformation of the US Open grounds, the roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium will be completed and operational for the 2016 event. Also in 2016, the new Grandstand will debut in the southwest corner of the grounds and widened walkways in the South Plaza will link the new Grandstand to the existing Court 17.
In addition to the main draws, the US Open Qualifying Tournament will run Aug. 23-26, with Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day taking place Saturday, Aug. 27. The second week of this year’s event will feature the US Open Junior Championships and the third annual American Collegiate Invitational. There will be no US Open Wheelchair Competition in 2016 due to the concurrently running Paralympic Games.