Good morning on this muggy Tuesday.
The world’s best tennis players are about to descend on Queens for the United States Open, which begins next Monday.
If you can’t score tickets to the main competition, there’s still a way to watch good tennis.
The qualifying tournament starts today at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
Starting from today and lasting until Friday, 128 men and 128 women who weren’t ranked highly enough to qualify for the tournament, will compete for the chance … to compete.
They will vie for the 16 remaining spots in both the men’s and women’s ladders.
Many of the players have competed in the main tournament before, though you probably haven’t heard of them. (Still, they’re most likely a lot better at tennis than you are.)
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