<font size=6>2001 US OPEN<font=size><br /><font size=2><font=size>
New York, the Big Apple, and home to the final Grand Slam event on the ETA Tour. This week, tennis players will flock to Flushing Meadows, home of the US Open. A lot is at stake a chance to nab the first GS title, a shot at the No. 1, and to break away from the pack. The lights, the excitement, the drama, packed into one week of exciting and mind boggling tennis. So sit back, take a beer, and have some fries, because New York is place to be.
The USTA National Tennis Center features three stadium courts, a handful of show courts, and a myriad of outer courts that will be more than enough to serve the needs of all the ETA players. With over 7 million dollars in prize money, its going to be raining green bills for all players.
What do the players competing in the 2001 US Open like best about the Big Apple? Here is a rundown of the players we featured throughout the tournament:
Lindsay Davenport <br />Favorite restaurant: The Palm<br />Favorite hotel: Usually a hotel on the East Side. She also likes to stay with her friends.<br />Favorite place for brunch: Sara Beth's<br />Favorite memory: Winning her first grand slam. It was an emotional victory for Lindsay.
Jelena Dokic<br />Favorite restaurant: Red Eye Grill<br />Favorite hotel: Parker-Meridien<br />Favorite bar/lounge: Too young to get in.<br />Favorite New York City memory: Walking down Fifth Avenue for the first time, everything looked exactly the same as in the movies, but bigger, cleaner, and more beautiful.
Martina Hingis <br />Favorite Restaurant: Nobu<br />Favorite Brunch: St. Regis Hotel<br />Favorite New York Memories: Winning the US Open in 1997 and ice skating at Rockefeller Center after winning the Chase Championships.<br />Favorite Hotels: W, Plaza, and Paramount.
Barbara Schett <br />Favorite restaurants: Nobu, Blue Ribbon, 212<br />Favorite bar/club: Cheetah Club<br />Favorite New York memory: Reaching the Quarter Finals at the 1999 US Open.<br />Favorite hotel: Tie between W Hotel and the Plaza.
Venus Williams <br />Favorite restaurant: 212<br />Favorite Hotel: It's a secret<br />Favorite Brunch: Doesn't really eat brunch.<br />Favorite memories: Seeing the crowds come out to her final match at last year's US Open.
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