Fans Able to Apply Cancelled Session Tickets Toward Purchase of
Tickets for Added Session (As of September 4, 2:00 pm EST)

1. Added Friday Night Session to Begin at 7:30 pm

On Friday, September 5th there are now two sessions:
Day Session #23: Men's Quarterfinals (to begin promptly at 11:00 am)
New Night Session #23a: Women's Semifinals (live on USA Network)

*For Subscription Series and Suite Ticket Holders:
Tickets for Friday Day Session #23 will be good for admission to
both Day Session (#23) and the newly added Night Session (#23a).
Friday Day Session (#23) Parking Passes will be honored for
Friday Night Session ( CRLF##CRLF#*For Individual Ticket Holders (Ticketmaster,, or Box
Office Purchases):
For Friday's Day Session ticket holders (Session #23), tickets are good for admission to Friday's day session, which will now feature all four Men's Quarterfinals matches.
For Session #23 ticket holders that would prefer to attend the
Women's Semifinals, they may exchange their Day Session #23
ticket for a Night Session #23a ticket at the US Open Box Office beginning today at 3:00 pm until noon on Friday.

*Cancelled Session Ticket Holders (Ticketmaster,, or Box Office Purchases):
The USTA will provide ticket holders the opportunity to apply the face value of tickets for any of the following cancelled sessions toward the purchase of a ticket for the Friday Night Session #23a:
Monday Night Session #16 (September 1, 7:00 pm)
Tuesday Day Session #17 (September 2, 11:00 am)
Wednesday Day Session #19 (September 3, 11:00 am)
All ticket exchanges will be on a first come, first served basis and must be made at the US Open Box Office. Tickets are subject  to availability.
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Former Champs Nastase, Newcombe, Santana,
Smith, Vilas And Wade All Vie For Masters Invitational Titles

Riessen Seeks To Increase Record Number Of Masters Invitational

FLUSHING, N.Y., August 31, 2003 - The doubles teams of Jim Grabb and Richey
Reneberg, and Mansour Bahrami and Gene Mayer will look for rare three-peats
at the 2003 US Open Masters Invitational Championships, that begins Monday,
September 1.

Grabb, from Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Renenberg, from Bethesda, Md., will
be seeking their third straight Men's 35 Masters Doubles Invitational
Championship, while Bahrami and Mayer will be seeking their third straight
Men's 45 Masters Doubles Invitational Championship. A third consecutive
title for either team will tie the winning duo with Fred Stolle and Pancho
Segura for the most consecutive Masters Invitational titles. Stolle and
Segura won three straight US Open Men's 35s Masters Invitational Doubles
Championships from 1981 to 1983.

Grabb and Reneberg, who won the 1992 US Open men's doubles title and
partnered for the United States in Davis Cup play, won the 2002 US Open
Men's 35 Masters Invitational, defeating Jimmy Arias and Luke Jensen in the
final. Bahrami, from Iran, and Mayer, from Oyster Bay, N.Y., won last
year's US Open Men's 45 Masters Invitational, defeating Brian Gottfried and
Raul Ramirez in the final.

Marty Riessen of Santa Barbara, Calif., will pair with long-time partner
Sherwood Stewart of The Woodlands, Texas, in the Men's Super Masters
Invitational (55 and over championships). Riessen will look to increase his
record total of 11 US Open Masters Invitational Championships. Former U.S.
Davis Cup Captain Tom Gullikson of Palm Coast, Fla., who is second to
Riessen all-time with nine US Open Masters Invitational Championships, is
entered into the Masters Mixed Doubles Championship with Larissa Neiland of

The US Open Masters Invitational is comprised of five competitions: Men's 35
Masters Doubles, Men's 45 Masters Doubles, Men's Super Masters (age 55 and
over), the Women's Masters Invitational and the Mixed Masters Invitational.

Former US Open champions in the Masters Invitational fields include: 1972
men's singles champion Ilie Nastase; 1967 and 1973 men's singles champion
John Newcombe; 1965 men's singles champion Manuel Santana; 1971 men's
singles champion Stan Smith; 1977 men's singles champion Guillermo Vilas;
and 1968 women's singles champion Virginia Wade.

Complete entries into the US Open Masters Invitational events are as

Men's 35 Masters Invitational Doubles
Richey Reneberg and Jim Grabb
Ken Flach and Robert Seguso
Scott Davis and David Pate
Jimmy Arias and Luke Jensen
John Fitzgerald and Tim Wilkison
Kevin Curren and Jose-Luis Clerc

Men's 45 Masters Invitational Doubles
Mansour Bahrami and Gene Mayer
Guillermo Vilas and Peter McNamara
Brian Gottfried and Raul Ramirez
John Lloyd and Dick Stockton
Harold Solomon and Eddie Dibbs
Vijay Amritraj and Peter Fleming

Men's Super Masters Invitational Doubles
Stan Smith and Colin Dibley
John Newcombe and Owen Davidson
Ilie Nastase and Tom Okker
Cliff Drysdale and Manolo Santana
Marty Riessen and Sherwood Stewart
Tom Gorman and Jaime Fillol

Women's Doubles Masters Invitational
Virginia Wade and Lori McNeil
Rosie Casals and Ros Fairbank
Ilana Kloss and Linky Boshoff-Mortlock
Pam Casale-Telford and Kathy May-Fritz
Wendy Turnbull and Robin White
Anne Smith and Pam Teeguarden
Mima Jausovec and Joanne Russell-Longdon
Kathy Rinaldi and Olga Morozova

Mixed Doubles Masters Invitational
Gigi Fernandez and Fred McNair
Carling Bassett-Seguso and Ross Case
Katrina Adams and Van Winitsky
Larisa Neiland and Tom Gullikson
Gretchen Magers and Hank Pfister
Greer Stevens and Johan Kriek
Mary Lou Piatek-Daniels and Anand Amritraj
Anne Hobbs and Leif Shiras
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FLUSHING, N.Y., August 23, 2003 - The USTA today announced security measures
for the 2003 US Open, to be held August 25 - September 7 at the USTA
National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The USTA has been working with
City, State and Federal law enforcement agencies to develop a comprehensive
plan for the safety of everyone entering the USTA National Tennis Center.
The US Open's security measures will include extensive uniformed and
undercover police presence throughout and surrounding the USTA National
Tennis Center. All fans will go through a screening process before passing
through the entry gates. Separate speed lines for fans without bags will be
marked and available at all gates.

There will be a limit of one bag per person admitted onto the grounds. All
bags are subject to search and cannot be larger than 12"Wx12"Hx16"L. There
will be no on-site area for storage of bags on the grounds. Fans are
encouraged to arrive early to avoid delays. Gates open 10 a.m. for day
sessions and 6 p.m. for evening sessions, one hour before ticketed times.

The following items are prohibited in the USTA National Tennis Center; bags
larger than 12" x 12" x 16" (as described above); video cameras, camera
accessories, telephoto lenses, televisions, radios; coolers, glass
containers, cans; flags on sticks or poles; any items deemed by security, in
its sole discretion, to be dangerous or inappropriate. Cell phones and
pagers will be permitted but must be turned off during play.

Additionally, as a result of security measures and select road closures in
and around Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the USTA and the City of New York
have developed a comprehensive event traffic, transportation and signage
plan to facilitate those arriving by car. Fans are encouraged to use public
transportation MTA NYC Subway IRT 7 to Willets Point/Shea Stadium and Long
Island Railroad, particularly during the seven days of the US Open that
overlap with New York Mets baseball games at Shea Stadium (August 29 -
September 3). Limousine drop off and parking will be located at the New
York State Pavillion.
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 Updated singles draws for the 2003 US Open, reflecting
the withdrawal Friday of No. 4 seed Venus Williams from the women's
tournament. These draws also include the placements of the qualifiers and
the lucky losers as determined by the conclusion Friday of the qualifying

Women's Singles
1. Kim Clijsters BEL (1)
2. wc:Amber Liu USA
3. Laura Granville USA
4. Ansley Cargill USA
5. Petra Mandula HUN
6. Cara Black ZIM
7. Flavia Pennetta ITA
8. Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (27)
9. Meghann Shaughnessy USA (17)
10. Karolina Sprem CRO
11. wc:Corina Morariu USA
12. Maja Matevzic SLO
13. q:Vera Douchevina RUS
14. Ashley Harkleroad USA
15. Lubomira Kurhajcova SVK
16. Vera Zvonareva RUS (13)
17. Daniela Hantuchova SVK (9)
18. Marion Bartoli FRA
19. Julia Vakulenko UKR
20. Barbara Rittner GER
21. Tamarine Tanasugarn THA
22. Rita Grande ITA
23. wc:Bea Bielik USA
24. Patty Schnyder SUI (18)
25. Lina Krasnoroutskaya RUS (26)
26. Anca Barna GER
27. wc:Theresa Logar USA
28. q:Maria Kirilenko RUS
29. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA
30. q:Alina Jidkova RUS
31. Angelique Widjaja INA
32. Amelie Mauresmo FRA (5)
33. Lindsay Davenport USA (3)
34. Els Callens BEL
35. Daja Bedanova CZE
36. Maria Elena Camerin ITA
37. Clarisa Fernandez ARG
38. Melinda Czink HUN
39. q:Tatiana Poutchek BLR
40. Lisa Raymond USA (28)
41. Nadia Petrova RUS (19)
42. q:Catalina Castano COL
43. Denisa Chladkova CZE
44. ll:Adriana Serra Zanetti ITA
45. Barbara Schett AUT
46. Janette Husarova SVK
47. q:Gabriela Lastra USA
48. Amanda Coetzer RSA (14)
49. Conchita Martinez ESP (12)
50. Sarah Taylor USA
51. Alicia Molik AUS
52. q:Jelena Kostanic CRO
53. Zuzana Ondraskova CZE
54. q:Milagros Sequera VEN
55. Angelika Roesch GER
56. Paola Suarez ARG (24)
57. Eleni Daniilidou GRE (25)
58. Myriam Casanova SUI
59. Fabiola Zuluaga COL
60. Akiko Morigami JPN
61. Elena Likhovtseva RUS
62. Iva Majoli CRO
63. Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN
64. Chanda Rubin USA (8)
65. Jennifer Capriati USA (6)
66. Cristina Torrens Valero ESP
67. Marissa Irvin USA
68. Martina Sucha SVK
69. Maria Sharapova RUS
70. Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP
71. Emilie Loit FRA
72. Alexandra Stevenson USA (31)
73. Nathalie Dechy FRA (23)
74. wc:Bethanie Mattek USA
75. wc:Shenay Perry USA
76. Amy Frazier USA
77. Tatiana Perebiynis UKR
78. Marta Marrero ESP
79. q:Alena Vaskova CZE
80. Elena Dementieva RUS (11)
81. Ai Sugiyama JPN (15)
82. Conchita Martinez Granados ESP
83. Gala Leon Garcia ESP
84. Virginie Razzano FRA
85. Jill Craybas USA
86. Nicole Pratt AUS
87. q:Ma. Emilia Salerni ARG
88. Silvia Farina Elia ITA (20)
89. Francesca Schiavone ITA (29)
90. Eva Fislova SVK
91. Arantxa Parra ESP
92. Klara Koukalova CZE
93. Tina Pisnik SLO
94. wc:Angela Haynes USA
95. q:Maureen Drake CAN
96. Katarina Srebotnik SLO (33)
97. Anastasia Myskina RUS (7)
98. Henrieta Nagyova SVK
99. Stephanie Foretz FRA
100. Antonella Serra Zanetti ITA
101. q:Yulia Beygelzimer UKR
102. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP
103. Yoon Jeong Cho KOR
104. Magui Serna ESP (30)
105. Jelena Dokic YUG (22)
106. Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI
107. Mary Pierce FRA
108. Stephanie Gehrlein GER
109. Tathiana Garbin ITA
110. q:Mara Santangelo ITA
111. Shinobu Asagoe JPN
112. Magdalena Maleeva BUL (10)
113. Elena Bovina RUS (16)
114. Ludmila Cervanova SVK
115. Dinara Safina RUS
116. wc:Carly Gullickson USA
117. Samantha Reeves USA
118. Iveta Benesova CZE
119. Claudine Schaul LUX
120. Anna Pistolesi ISR (21)
121. Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian SUI (32)
122. Marlene Weingartner GER
123. q:Tian Tian Sun CHN
124. Saori Obata JPN
125. Dally Randriantefy MAD
126. Silvija Talaja CRO
127. q:Aniko Kapros HUN
128. Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL (2)

Men's Singles
1. Andre Agassi USA (1)
2. Alex Corretja ESP
3. Andreas Vinciguerra SWE
4. wc:Robert Kendrick USA
5. Kenneth Carlsen DEN
6. wc:Jeff Morrison USA
7. Kristof Vliegen BEL
8. Yevgeny Kafelnikov RUS (28)
9. Max Mirnyi BLR (18)
10. Nikolay Davydenko RUS
11. Taylor Dent USA
12. q:Robin Soderling SWE
13. q:Giorgio Galimberti ITA
14. Stefan Koubek AUT
15. wc:Michael Chang USA
16. Fernando Gonzalez CHI (15)
17. Sebastien Grosjean FRA (9)
18. q:Ramon Delgado PAR
19. Jonas Bjorkman SWE
20. Filippo Volandri ITA
21. Karol Kucera SVK
22. Alexander Popp GER
23. q:Joachim Johansson SWE
24. Mardy Fish USA (24)
25. Arnaud Clement FRA (31)
26. Brian Vahaly USA
27. Gregory Carraz FRA
28. Greg Rusedski GBR
29. Bohdan Ulihrach CZE
30. q:Maximilian Abel GER
31. Mariano Puerta ARG
32. Guillermo Coria ARG (5)
33. Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (3)
34. q:Jan Vacek CZE
35. Jurgen Melzer AUT
36. wc:Brian Baker USA
37. ll:Tomas Berdych CZE
38. Tomas Behrend GER
39. q:Roko Karanusic CRO
40. Juan Ignacio Chela ARG (33)
41. Wayne Ferreira RSA (23)
42. Ivan Miranda PER
43. David Ferrer ESP
44. Robby Ginepri USA
45. wc:Robert Yim USA
46. Todd Martin USA
47. wc:Alex Bogomolov Jr. USA
48. Martin Verkerk NED (16)
49. Paradorn Srichaphan THA (11)
50. Cyril Saulnier FRA
51. Justin Gimelstob USA
52. Dominik Hrbaty SVK
53. Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP
54. Davide Sanguinetti ITA
55. ll:Fernando Verdasco ESP
56. Tommy Robredo ESP (17)
57. Feliciano Lopez ESP (29)
58. Radek Stepanek CZE
59. q:Julien Benneteau FRA
60. Fabrice Santoro FRA
61. Hyung-Taik Lee KOR
62. Vladimir Voltchkov BLR
63. Victor Hanescu ROM
64. Lleyton Hewitt AUS (6)
65. Rainer Schuettler GER (8)
66. Wayne Arthurs AUS
67. Nicolas Kiefer GER
68. Franco Squillari ARG
69. Olivier Mutis FRA
70. Alberto Martin ESP
71. Raemon Sluiter NED
72. Albert Costa ESP (25)
73. Felix Mantilla ESP (21)
74. q:Ivo Karlovic CRO
75. q:Jeff Salzenstein USA
76. Hicham Arazi MAR
77. Luis Horna PER
78. Lars Burgsmuller GER
79. Julien Boutter FRA
80. Sjeng Schalken NED (12)
81. Gustavo Kuerten BRA (14)
82. q:Dmitry Tursunov RUS
83. Christophe Rochus BEL
84. John van Lottum NED
85. Xavier Malisse BEL
86. Olivier Rochus BEL
87. Werner Eschauer AUT
88. Agustin Calleri ARG (19)
89. Vincent Spadea USA (32)
90. Flavio Saretta BRA
91. Karol Beck SVK
92. Nicolas Lapentti ECU
93. Ivan Ljubicic CRO
94. Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA
95. Tim Henman GBR
96. Andy Roddick USA (4)
97. Carlos Moya ESP (7)
98. Scott Draper AUS
99. q:Wesley Moodie RSA
100. Albert Montanes ESP
101. q:Thomas Enqvist SWE
102. Albert Portas ESP
103. Nicolas Massu CHI
104. Gaston Gaudio ARG (30)
105. Younes El Aynaoui MAR (22)
106. wc:Alex Kim USA
107. Rafael Nadal ESP
108. Fernando Vicente ESP
109. David Sanchez ESP
110. Jan-Michael Gambill USA
111. Mario Ancic CRO
112. Jiri Novak CZE (10)
113. David Nalbandian ARG (13)
114. q:Philipp Kohlschreiber GER
115. Jarkko Nieminen FIN
116. q:Nicolas Mahut FRA
117. Mikhail Youzhny RUS
118. Anthony Dupuis FRA
119. q:Janko Tipsarevic SER
120. Mark Philippoussis AUS (20)
121. Mariano Zabaleta ARG (27)
122. James Blake USA
123. wc:Amer Delic USA
124. Sargis Sargsian ARM
125. Jean-Rene Lisnard FRA
126. Magnus Norman SWE
127. Jose Acasuso ARG
128. Roger Federer SUI (2)
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FLUSHING, N.Y., August 21, 2003 - The USTA today announced a series of
expanded fan enhancements for the 2003 US Open, including a completely
renovated Grandstand court, new restaurants, additional grounds video
screens and information services as part of a major series of new
activities, facility upgrades, and entertainment offerings for the

"We continue to expand out commitment toward making the US Open one of the
finest fan-friendly experiences in sports, and to provide fans news and
different ways to enjoy the sport," said Arlen Kantarian, Chief Executive,
Professional Tennis.

New elements for the 2003 US Open include:

New Programming

* Opening Night Ceremony: A special ceremony on Monday evening, August
25, will kick off the start of the 2003 US Open, reinforcing the US Open's
connection with New York City.

* Prime Time Women's Final: The prime time Women's Singles Final on
Saturday, September 6 will have an earlier start time of 8:00 p.m. ET, live
on CBS Sports. Star-studded live entertainment beginning at 7:00 p.m. will
precede match play. The "Super Saturday" day session begins at 11:00 a.m.,
featuring the Men's Singles Semifinals.

* Court of Champions: This year the USTA will honor six of the
greatest US Open champions of all time in a special on-court/on-air
presentation during Finals Weekend. The inaugural inductees will also be
honored in a display located near the South Gate, as a lasting tribute to
these past champions.

* NYPD/FDNY "Battle of the Badges": A month-long tournament featuring
New York's NYPD police officers and FDNY firefighters will culminate at the
US Open on center court during select sessions.

New at the USTA National Tennis Center

The USTA has secured and committed $50 million in privately financed bonds
to upgrade facilities at the USTA National Tennis Center with the following
improvements in place for the 2003 US Open:

* Grandstand Court Renovation: A complete refurbishment of the
Grandstand will include an entirely new seating bowl that will accommodate
800 additional fans while preserving its intimate setting (6200 capacity).
On Finals Sunday, the newly renovated Grandstand will feature Juniors and
Masters Finals as well as the Men's Singles Final live on a giant video

* Outdoor Patio at Mojito Bar and Restaurant: Located adjacent to the
US Open Club, Mojito, the Cuban-inspired restaurant, has a new outdoor patio
dining area. The restaurant is open to the public, and US Open Club members
can make reservations.

* New Merchandise and Concession Stands: Two new merchandise stands
and new concession stands have been constructed, including the new South
Plaza Café.

* Upgraded Stadium Sound System: An improved speaker system has been
installed in Arthur Ashe Stadium to improve the sound throughout the venue.

* The Tennis Show: The Tennis Show returns to the US Open in the
Indoor Court Facility. On Monday, August 25, US Open attendees will have
the opportunity to attend the show free-of-charge for demonstrations and
previews of the newest tennis equipment and accessories.

New Fan Enhancements

* Expanded Video Programming: New and expanded programming on video
screens will provide fans with more real-time information and statistics as
well as video features of players and match highlights.

* IBM Match Information Display and New Video Board: An innovative
16'x12' match update video board will be located prominently at ground level
outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium, providing all the latest information on
matches in progress, statistics and more. In addition, a new video board
will be installed on the exterior of Arthur Ashe Stadium, providing video
updates and highlights.

* Live Grounds Entertainment: A full calendar of live (but quiet)
entertainment will fill the grounds throughout the two weeks of the US Open.

* American Express Live Broadcast Radios: Personal radios will again
be available at the American Express booth, allowing fans to hear live TV
broadcast audio feeds and commentary while watching match play. Radios will
be free to American Express Cardholders and available for rental to all

* Expanded SmashZone: SmashZone, the fan-interactive area located in
the Indoor Court Building, will be expanded to include more interactive
games and events for the whole family. SmashZone will be open on Wednesday
August 27th through Finals Weekend.

New for Players

* $1 Million to Singles Winners: Players will be competing for the
largest purse in sports with total prize money of over $17 million,
including for the first time in Grand Slam history, a record $1 million to
both the Men's and Women's Singles Champions.

* Redesigned Players' Locker Room and Dining: Newly refurbished and
redesigned players' locker rooms and dining facilities await players at this
year's event.

* Improved Transportation: In response to player feedback, we have
increased service levels for player transportation to minimize wait times.

* American Express Player Concierge Service: A new American Express
player concierge service will provide assistance with dinner reservations at
New York's finest restaurants, passes to some of the hottest clubs in the
city, and special ticket offers to Broadway shows, concerts and sporting

* Fitness Center: We continue to provide the latest, state-of-the-art
exercise equipment from the Equinox Health Clubs.

* Player Services: Players will have access to a full medical team,
trainers, physiotherapists, a Kids' Court to accommodate players' families,
laundry services, an IBM Cyber Court providing Internet access with expanded
hours, a hair salon, currency exchange, additional racquet-stringing
services, and more.

New in Community Outreach/Free Events and Activities

* US Open Qualifying Tournament, through August 22: $1 Million in
prize money and the last spots for the US Open main draw are at stake.
Admission is free for all fans.

* Special Olympics, August 21: The US Open will host a group of
Special Olympians on Thursday, August 21 during the US Open qualifying

* Feed the Children, August 22: The US Open will serve as a food
distribution center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Friday, August 22 as
part of Feed The Children's ongoing work worldwide.

* Arthur Ashe Kids' Day presented by Aetna, August 23: The eighth
annual tennis and music festival takes place Saturday, August 23 with free
grounds admission to the National Tennis Center. Interactive games, and
clinics begin at 9 a.m. (Tickets for the stadium show featuring
performances by Smash Mouth, Monica, and Daniel Bedingfield are available
for $10 through and Ticketmaster).

* US Open Practice, August 24: The USTA opens the doors to the USTA
National Tennis Center Sunday, August 24 for the first US Open Practice, a
free six-hour (12 noon - 6 pm) opportunity to see the biggest stars in the
sport warm up for the world's toughest tennis.

* New York Stock Exchange, August 25: The New York Stock Exchange will
kick off the first day of competition of the US Open with a tennis-themed
ringing of the Opening Bell Monday, August 25.

* Empire State Building, August 25: In celebration of opening night of
the US Open, the Empire State Building will for the first time be lit in
tennis ball yellow on August 25.

* New School Tennis Courts, August 26: In conjunction with "Take The
Field," a public-private initiative, the USTA will contribute to the
refurbishment of tennis courts at Forest Hills High School in Queens with a
special event scheduled for Tuesday, August 26.

* "US Open at Rockefeller Center," August 30 - September 7: This year
American Express will be the presenting sponsor of US Open live broadcasts
in Rockefeller Center. A large jumbotron will carry the live US Open feeds
from USA Network and CBS Sports free to the public Saturday August 30
through Sunday, September 7.