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Sep 3rd, 2002, 12:11 AM
(sorry if this has been posted before, i did a little check and didn't see anything, but theres always a chance)

Women’s Night Session in Arthur Ashe Stadium breaks record with 23,145 fans

Flushing Meadows, NY – Women’s tennis achieved another milestone last night, as a record crowd of 23,145 fans filled Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first ever all-women’s night session in US Open history. The previous night session record was set on September 3, 2000.

“Ladies Night” at the US Open began with former world No. 1 and US Open champion Martina Hingis defeating South Africa’s Amanda Coetzer. Then three-time Grand Slam champion Jennifer Capriati defeated fellow American Meghann Shaughnessy to earn a spot in the fourth round. The night session concluded with 2002 Australian Open doubles champions Hingis and Anna Kournikova beating the American team of Laura Granville and Jennifer Hopkins.


We don't need none of that Agassi/Sampras/Roddick nonsense!

Sep 3rd, 2002, 12:18 AM
btw 1 - from sanexwta.com

btw 2 - whats the full to bursting capacity of the stadium?

Sep 3rd, 2002, 12:36 AM
Capacity of Arthur Ashe Stadium is 23,157 so there were 12 seats left. ;)

Sep 3rd, 2002, 12:39 AM
BRAVO!! Again folks- we prove that yes! women's
tennis rules the sport.

Sep 3rd, 2002, 12:53 AM
Wow. That's great to have that many people at women's third round matches!

That stadium is a monstrousity!

Williams Rulez
Sep 3rd, 2002, 06:48 AM
Well, what can we say... if only the TV stations can take the cue...

Sep 3rd, 2002, 07:08 AM
well of course they are setting records when you've got two chances in one night to see Martina plus Jenn and the beautiful Kournikova and cute Amanda. :)

Sep 3rd, 2002, 07:19 AM
That's great :D, but why the heck would someone want to sit on the top level of the stadium and have to use binoculars just to see the ball?:confused::rolleyes:

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Sep 3rd, 2002, 07:42 AM
wow! :) thats pretty cool that they beat the guys :)