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Shenay Perry, Josselin Ouanna And Donald Young Enter U.S. Open Main Draw

Sunday, August 30, 2009

(l-r) Frenchman Josselin Ouanna and Brazilian Julio Silva on day five of U.S. Open qualifying.
Photo by: Andrew Ong/usopen.org

While the top tour players rocked out with Will Ferrell and Jordin Sparks at the annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, a handful of US Open hopefuls were still fighting it out on the outer courts. This soggy Saturday marked the final round of qualifying, and thanks to rain delays carried over from Friday, it was a packed schedule.

Americans Shenay Perry and Donald Young and Frenchman Josselin Ouanna remained standing after it was all over. Wish it could have been more.

The matches broke down like this:

Shenay Perry, USA defeated Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier 6-4, 6-4

Donald Young, USA defeated Lukas Rosol, CZE 6-3, 6-4

Josselin Ouanna defeated Julio Silva 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

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2009 U.S. Open Opening Night To Celebrate Athletes Who Give Back


The Opening Night Ceremony for the 2009 US Open will celebrate athletes who give back, featuring two-time US Open singles champion Andre Agassi and other notable athletes. ESPN2 will televise the celebration live, marking the cable network’s first primetime telecast from the US Open. ESPN was named the US Open’s lead cable telecaster in May 2008.

Opening Night Ceremonies have become a tradition at the US Open and have been held annually since 2002. Prior ceremonies include tributes to Arthur Ashe, Althea Gibson and Billie Jean King. The 2006 US Open began with a special ceremony renaming the facility as the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and Agassi’s first round match followed the ceremony marking the eighth time in nine years that Agassi played on Opening Night at the US Open. In addition to the top names in tennis, Opening Night ceremonies have also featured top entertainers and performers including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, Diana Ross and Tony Bennett.

The 2009 US Open will be held from Monday, August 31 through Sunday, September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess, a full-day tennis and music festival for children and families, will kick off the US Open for the 14th consecutive year and will take place on Saturday, August 29.

The 2009 US Open will feature day sessions beginning at 11 a.m. and night sessions beginning at 7 p.m. from Monday, Aug. 31 through the quarterfinals on Thursday, Sept. 10. Finals Weekend will feature the Women’s Singles Semifinals on Friday, Sept. 11; the Men’s Singles Semifinals on Saturday, Sept. 12; the Women’s Singles Final in primetime at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12; and the Men’s Singles Final at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13.


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(PHOTOS) 2009 Arthur Ashe Kids Day

(l-r) Will Ferrell, Quudus, Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams
Photo by: Philip Hall/usopen.org


Singer Jordin Sparks

Kids from various National Junior Tennis and Learning programs (NJTL) on court at the 2009 Arthur Ashe Kids Day.
Photo by: Philip Hall/usopen.org

Former Miss USA Susie Castillo

Singer Mateo

One of the kids attending Arthur Ashe Kids Day Smash Zone.

Actor Kenan Thompson

James Blake

Will Ferrell as James Blake, hilarious.

Ana Ivanovic

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Haynes, Perry, Ouanna, Jenkins, Young And Silva All Advance To Final Round Of U.S. Open Qualifying

Friday, August 28, 2009

Black Tennis Pro's Shenay Perry Round 2 of 2009 U.S. Open QualifyingShenay Perry, USA
(Photo by: Donald Starr/usopen.org)


On day three of the 2009 U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament, American women Shenay Perry and Angela Haynes have advanced to the final round of qualifying and will play for a slot in the main draw.

On the men's side, Americans Scoville Jenkins and Donald Young, Frenchman Josselin Ouanna and Brazilian Julio Silva also advanced to the final round of qualifying.

Good luck everyone!

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2008 U.S. Open Champions Roger Federer And Serena Williams At 2009 Draw Presentation

Black Tennis Pro's Roger Federer and Serena Williams at 2009 U.S. Open Draw PresentationRoger Federer, Switzerland and Serena Williams, USA
(Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Black Tennis Pro's Serena Williams at 2009 U.S. Open Draw PresentatioBlack Tennis Pro's Roger Federer at 2009 U.S. Open Draw Presentatio

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10th Annual BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga And Chanda Rubin In The Kitchen

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Black Tennis Pro's BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis Ariane Duarte, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Hannah Storm, Carla HallChef Ariane Duarte, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, TV personality Hannah Storm, Chef Carla Hall

At the W Hotel on August 27, 2009 in New York City, the BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis presented by Rums of Puerto Rico was a feast for the senses. This is the only event in the world where you can sample sensational food prepared by world class chefs, enjoy interactive lounges, sip signature rum cocktails, groove to great music, mingle with celebrities and rub elbows with world’s greatest professional tennis players! This is not just a tasting event; the BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis is a once-in-a-lifetime food and tennis experience!

Proceeds from the BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis benefit Food Bank for New York City. Thanks to funds raised at the 2008 Taste, Food Bank for New York City was able to provide 103,900 meals for needy New Yorkers.

Black Tennis Pro's BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis Chanda RubinWhat a nice surpise! Chanda Rubin made an appearance.

Black Tennis Pro's BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis Jo-Wilfried TsongaJo-Wilfried Tsonga, France

Black Tennis Pro's BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis Roble AliRoble Ali, Roble Catering

Black Tennis Pro's BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis Vera ZvonarevaVera Zvonareva, Russia

Black Tennis Pro's BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis Andy RoddickAndy Roddick, USA

Black Tennis Pro's BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis Carlos Delgado and wife BetseyMLB's Carlos Delgado and wife Betsey

Black Tennis Pro's BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis Martin MaginleyMartin Maginley, Restaurant At Round Hill Chef

Black Tennis Pro's BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis Nicolas KieferNicolas Kiefer, Germany

Black Tennis Pro's BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis David FerrerDavid Ferrer, Spain



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(PHOTOS) All Aboard! Venus Captains Maiden Voyage Of Powerade Zero Ferry

Black Tennis Pro's Venus Williams Captains Maiden Voyage Of Powerade Zero FerryAmerican Venus Williams captains the maiden voyage of the Powerade Zero ferry at the 35th Street Water Taxi Dock on August 27, 2009 in New York City.
(Photos by Wireimage)

Black Tennis Pro's Venus Williams Captains Maiden Voyage Of Powerade Zero FerryBlack Tennis Pro's Venus Williams Captains Maiden Voyage Of Powerade Zero FerryBlack Tennis Pro's Venus Williams Captains Maiden Voyage Of Powerade Zero FerryBlack Tennis Pro's Venus Williams Captains Maiden Voyage Of Powerade Zero FerryBlack Tennis Pro's Venus Williams Captains Maiden Voyage Of Powerade Zero Ferry

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(PHOTOS) Serena Gets Waxed!

American Serena Williams attends the unveiling of her wax figure at Madame Tussauds on August 27, 2009 in New York City.
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Venus Williams Gets Her Sophisticate On At The NYSE And Anti Defamation League

Black Tennis Pro's Venus Williams at New York Stock Exchange and Anti Defamation LeagueAmerican Venus Williams at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell and speaking after receiving the Anti Defamation League Americanism Award after she spoke out on behalf of Israeli tennis star Shahar Peer who was denied a visa to play in the 2009 Dubai Tennis Championship Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009 in New York.
(Photo by AP)


Black Tennis Pro's Venus Williams at New York Stock Exchange and Anti Defamation LeagueBlack Tennis Pro's Venus Williams at New York Stock Exchange and Anti Defamation LeagueBlack Tennis Pro's Venus Williams at New York Stock Exchange and Anti Defamation LeagueBlack Tennis Pro's Venus Williams at New York Stock Exchange and Anti Defamation League


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(PHOTOS) DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open Experience: The Williams Sisters Joined Other Tennis Notables

Black Tennis Pro's Venus and Serena Williams and Luke and Murphy Jensen DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceNEW YORK - AUGUST 26: Tennis players Luke Jensen, Murphy Jensen, Venus Williams and Serena Williams play tennis at the DIRECTV ESPN US Open Experience promoting DIRECTV’s mosaic coverage of the US Open at Bryant Park on August 26, 2009 in New York, New York.
(Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for DirecTV)


Black Tennis Pro's Venus and Serena Williams and Luke and Murphy Jensen DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open Experience
Black Tennis Pro's Victoria Azarenka DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceVictoria Azarenka, Belarus


Black Tennis Pro's Venus Williams DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceVenus Williams, USA


Black Tennis Pro's Venus and Serena Williams DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceVenus and Serena Williams, USA


Black Tennis Pro's Venus and Serena Williams and Bud Collins DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceVenus Williams, Bud Collins, Serena Williams


Black Tennis Pro's James Blake DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceJames Blake, USA


Black Tennis Pro's Brad Gilbert DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceBrad Gilbert, USA


Black Tennis Pro's Murphy Jensen DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceMurphy Jensen, USA


Black Tennis Pro's Serena Williams DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceSerena Williams, USA rockin' one of her Signature bags


Black Tennis Pro's Serena Williams and Luke and Murphy Jensen DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open Experience(l-r) Luke Jensen, Serena Williams and Murphy Jensen

Black Tennis Pro's Serena Williams and John McEnroe DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceSerena Williams and John McEnroe

Black Tennis Pro's Mary Joe Fernandez DirecTV ESPN U.S. Open ExperienceMary Joe Fernandez, USA


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