The 2016 US Open is the 136th edition of the tournament and it is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park of Queens in New York City, New York, United States.
This tournament is organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is also organized as a part of the 2016 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category and the2016ATPWorldTour. It stages classes for both men and women singles and doubles as well as mixed doubles. There are singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), conducted as a part of Grade A category of tournaments, and singles, doubles and quad events for men’s and women’s wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category.
Apart from that the annual men’s and women’s Champions Invitational doubles events are organized with eight males and eight females former Grand Slam champions taking part.
These matches are played on hard courts and take place in over a series of 17 courts casing Deco Turf surface, including the three main show courts – Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand. It is the first in its type played on courts with operational roofs, on center court and on the newly built Grandstand stadium. Generally the Ashe roof is used only during rains, unlike the Australian Open, which also closes its roof in cases of extreme heat. Also since the Louis Armstrong Stadium will be demolished this year it will be one last time US open will be hosted in here.
Unlike in the previous years in 2013 and 2014 the US Open is scheduled across 14 days, which has impact on all senior events. Women’s singles semi-finals have been scheduled for September 8 evening session, while men’s singles semifinal matches will be played on Friday September 9. The men’s doubles final will be played before the women’s singles final on Saturday September 10, and the men’s singles final will follow the women’s doubles final on Sunday September 11.