Open to start on schedule after hurricane escape

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Open to start on schedule after hurricane escape


Open will start on Monday as planned after the National Tennis Center escaped serious damage from Hurricane Irene, officials said on Sunday.


The hurricane surged through New York in the early hours of Sunday morning, flooding waterfronts and lowlying areas, but America's most populous city avoided the heavy devastation which had been feared. Tennis Association officials said they were communicating with city officials regarding mass transit and road conditions, but would be starting the year's last grand Mitch Richmond M Jersey slam tournament as scheduled. as scheduled," the USTA said.


Former champion Maria Sharapova, the third seed, follows on to the center court against Briton Heather Watson.


Twicewinner Venus Williams and fivetimes champion Roger Federer feature in the opening night session.


Monday's weather forecast predicts sunny skies and warm temperatures, a stark contrast to the gloomy, Kids Latrell Sprewell Jersey dangerous conditions over the weekend.


As a precaution to the advancing storm, USTA officials shut the Flushing Meadows facility down on Saturday, telling players to find alternative places to practise and cancelling some pretournament news conferences.


Sunday's annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day, where players practice and meet with the public to help raise money for charity was canceled.