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  • Who Are Ben Shelton’s Parents?

    Ben Shelton has had a breakout year. He made it to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in January, and now, plays in his first U.S. Open quarterfinals tonight against fellow American Frances Tiafoe. Eagle-eyed viewers of the U.S. Open will notice in Shelton’s player’s box is his dad and coach, Bryan Shelton. He has…

  • The History of Arthur Ashe Stadium

    Arthur Ashe Stadium is the marquee court at the U.S. Open. Named for Arthur Ashe, the first winner of the men’s singles tournament at the U.S. Open in 1968, the stadium opened in 1997 and in the decades since, has seen a remarkable amount of incredible tennis matches. “New York—it’s different,” Frances Tiafoe told Town…

  • Morgan Riddle’s U.S. Open Photo Diary

    “This is going to a Cadillac event at Zero Bond, with Frances Tiafoe. I went by myself, but I knew a decent amount of people there like Foe’s girlfriend Ayan [Broomfield] was there, who I’m friends with.” She’s befriended many of the girlfriends on tour. “When I first started dating Taylor, it was during COVID.…

  • Meet Ayan Broomfield, Frances Tiafoe’s Girlfriend

    As Frances Tiafoe continues his U.S. Open run, many have noticed his player’s box has familiar faces each time he plays at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Notably, his girlfriend Ayan Broomfield is a constant presence, supporting Tiafoe as he aims for the title. Who is Ayan Broomfield? Here are five things to know about her. 1.…

  • Who Is American Tennis Player Tommy Paul?

    Tommy Paul became a professional tennis player in his teens, and at age 25, he reached a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time in his career. He faced Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the 2023 Australian Open—though he lost in straight sets, it was Paul’s first big match in the spotlight. Since, tennis…

  • Meet Jessica Pegula’s Husband Taylor Gahagen

    This U.S. Open, American tennis fans are cheering on Jessica Pegula, the top-ranked American women’s player at the tournament. Pegula, the daughter of Buffalo Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula, is pretty private about her personal life, but her husband, Taylor Gahagen, is a steadfast supporter. Here’s everything you need to know about Pegula’s husband.…

  • 5 Things to Know About Carlos Alcaraz

    Carlos Alcaraz is undeniably the most exciting men’s tennis player at the moment. The 20-year-old, who is currently ranked world no. 1, is heading into the U.S. Open with all eyes watching. He won last year, and is coming off a thrilling win at Wimbledon against Novak Djokovic. “Nobody gifts you anything, I believe,” he…

  • All the Celebrities Spotted at the 2023 U.S. Open

    All the Celebrities Spotted at the 2023 U.S. Open

  • Taylor Zakhar Perez Attends Night 1 of the U.S. Open

    The U.S. Open is always a star-studded affair, and opening night this year at Arthur Ashe Stadium was no different. Up in the stands was Red, White & Royal Blue star Taylor Zakhar Perez, who wrote on Instagram that this was his first Grand Slam tournament. On Instagram, he posted a series of photos and…

  • Billie Jean King Believes We’re at a “Tipping Point” in Women’s Sports

    As the U.S. Open gets started today in New York City, the Grand Slam tournament is celebrating an important anniversary: the 50th anniversary of equal prize money for men and women, which was achieved largely thanks to the organizing efforts of Billie Jean King. It doesn’t feel like 50 years to King. “It feels like…

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