U.S. Open 2011: Tournament Will Begin On Time Without Hurricane Irene Delay

The 2011 U.S. Open is set to get underway Monday as planned. There will be no delay associated with Hurricane Irene, which moved up the east coast causing millions of dollars in damage this weekend. The U.S. Open takes place annually at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. Though New York was hit Sunday by Irene, the impact was not as severe as some had feared. By the time Irene hit the state, it had been downgraded to a tropical storm and wind speeds had fallen to 65 miles per hour from 100 mph.

U.S. Tennis Association is still in contact with New York City officials to make sure that road conditions and the mass transit system will be okay for fans heading to the tournament. Matches are set to begin at 11 a.m. ET.

For all of our U.S. Open coverage, head over to SB Nation Tennis. For the men's and women's draws check out our storystream.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.