US Open Series Launches This Week With 9 ATP and WTA Events

July 13, 2021

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 12, 2021 – The US Open Series returns for its 18th season in 2021, featuring its largest schedule since 2013. Nine WTA and ATP Tour summer tournaments will be played over six weeks leading up to the 2021 US Open, launching this week with the Hall of Fame Open ATP 250 in Newport, R.I.

A year after every US Open Series tournament but the Western & Southern Open was not held because of the COVID-19 pandemic, every Series event in the United States is returning with fans in attendance – five of which currently are set to feature 100-percent capacity – while the Hall of Fame Open and the new Tennis in the Land WTA 250 in Cleveland will feature as part of the US Open Series for the first time. The full 2021 US Open Series schedule includes:

Tennis Channel will have exclusive, live coverage of all nine US Open Series tournaments in 2021, both on television and streaming service Tennis Channel Plus. In all, the network will provide 270 live hours of matches during the series, with at least 30 live-match hours at each event. With another 365 hours of encore match re-airs this summer, Tennis Channel will dedicate close to 640 television hours to the US Open Series this year. Tennis Channel Plus will allow fans to follow their favorite stars live and on-demand as the professional tours make their annual North American march to the US Open.

The US Open Series will also continue to serve as an incubator of innovation, as seven of the nine tournaments will utilize Hawk-Eye Live electronic line-calling on all competition courts in 2021: Truist Atlanta Open, Citi Open, National Bank Open, Western & Southern Open, Winston-Salem Open and Tennis in the Land.

The Series is also continuing its recognition of one man and one woman in the beginning stages of their careers that produce an overall signature “Breakout Performance” this summer. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Aryna Sabalenka earned the distinctions in 2018, while Daniil Medvedev and Bianca Andreescu did in 2019, with Andreescu going on to win the US Open singles title and Medvedev reaching the final. As the Series nears its conclusion, a pre-established voting panel will determine which two players had the official Breakout Performances of the 2021 US Open Series based on overall results from all tournaments played.

“It’s incredibly exciting and positive to see the US Open Series returning with such strength after an immensely difficult year,” said Megan Rose, USTA Managing Director, Major Events. “Engaging fans and local communities with world-class tennis events is integral to the USTA’s mission of promoting and growing the game, so the collective hard work and determination of everyone at each tournament and both tours to bring a full summer season of professional tennis back to North America is invaluable.”

About the US Open Series The US Open Series serves as a true “regular season” of summer tennis in North America, linking nine WTA and ATP Tour tournaments to the US Open. Featuring a cohesive weekly viewing schedule, as well as comprehensive outreach and grassroots engagement initiatives, the Series serves as a vital platform to promote and grow the game of tennis in person and at home. Fans can follow along all summer as today’s top champions go head-to-head with tomorrow’s emerging stars, while each tournament engages its local community with a variety of programs geared toward showcasing and promoting the game to new and existing fans.