The Frugal Fan's Guide to the US Open
by Jonathan Zeller, 08/15/2012
Julia Boserup in the Qualifying Tournment. Courtesy, USTA
The qualifying tournament, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, is a prime opportunity for hard-core fans to catch up-and-coming pros in action. You're sure to see some very determined play—the top finishers gain berths in the Open and take on the sport's stars a few days later. Best of all, you can't beat the price: zero, zilch or, in tennis parlance, love. No wonder so many folks make sure to catch the qualifiers year in and year out. Matches begin at 11am each day.