US Open: 50 Years of Championship Tennis
Timed to coincide with the US Open's 50th anniversary, this exquisitely produced book celebrates the most electrifying event in tennis. All of the key moments and unforgettable personalities from the competition's 50-year history are brought to life by vibrant, exclusive photography. This book provides a comprehensive look at the tournament, from the early years of tennis legends such as Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe to iconic players such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Original contributions from journalists, players, coaches, and notable fans stand alongside gorgeous photography of the many household names who have made their mark competing on the game's biggest stage. A perfect gift for any tennis fan, this book is a richly visual tribute to the sport, its fans, and its champions. "Umpire dramas aside, the U.S. Open is one of the world's great tennis championships. First held in 1881, the Open has been graced by everyone from John McEnroe to Rafa Nadal, and Rick Rennert's book is the tournament's definitive portrait. Packed with fabulous photographs of tennis players past and present, and even a foreword by Serena Williams herself, this is the perfect book to ease your post-Grand Slam blues", Daily Mail "This photographic celebration of the US Open is published to coincide with the tournament's 50th anniversary and traces its history from legends such as Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe, to contemporary plays such as Roger Federer, and Venus and Serena Williams (the latter has written the forward).", TheBookseller "this coffee table-friendly text. . .captures the electricity that pervades the National Tennis Center at the end of every summer", Esquire online "A spectacular new book by Rick Renner celebrates these and a host of other electrifying US Open moments – not least Andy Murray's momentous win in 2012 – while telling the story of modern tennis.", The Herald - Scotland
Rick Rennert is the Director of Publishing at the USTA, and is the author of The Open Book: Celebrating 40 Years of America's Grand Slam. The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. With more than 715,000 members, it owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world.