The 2017 US Open is the 137th edition of the tournament and will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park of Queens in New York City, New York, United States. The tournament is held on 14 DecoTurf hard courts.
The tournament is an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2017 ATP World Tour and the 2017 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consists of both men’s and women’s singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There are also singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which is part of the Grade A category of tournaments.
The 2017 tournament sees the USTA try out two experimental rules. Firstly, the USTA are introducing a shot clock to combat slow play and to address players going over the allotted time for warm ups and medical time outs. Secondly, coaching will be allowed from the side of the court. Whilst a player is at the same end as their box they can verbally communicate if they are at the opposite end then sign language would be allowed. Meaning that coaching incidents involving Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Garcia at Wimbledon would be allowed. The rules will only apply in qualifying matches for the main draw, junior, wheelchair and legends matches.
The tournament is played on hard courts and takes place over a series of 15 courts with DecoTurf surface, including the two existing main showcourts Arthur Ashe Stadium and the new Grandstand. Louis Armstrong Stadium, one of the main stadiums used in the previous tournament, was demolished after the 2016 tournament and would be replaced by a temporary stadium located next to parking lot B near the construction of the current Louis Armstrong Stadium site for the 2017 edition.