LOVE THE GAME
The last Grand Slam of the season, the U.S. Open always attracts the top talent looking to flush out their rankings and pursesnot to mention their endorsement dealsbefore the break. This year, the top seeds are Novak Djokovic, the current Australian Open and Wimbledon champ, and Caroline Wozniacki, but dont rule out defending champion Rafael Nadal (Kim Clijsters, last years womens winner, withdrew due to an injury). While the finals are mega-exciting, perhaps the most fun can be had by coming out early and enjoying the terrific amenities of the Billie Jean King Tennis Center. StubHub is the best bet for tickets, as they tell you how many they are offering for each day (prices start at $9 for early matches and $19 for the later events). More information at usopen.org.
Aug. 29-Sept. 11, 2011
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.