Social media posts capture the beauty and excitement of the 2016 US Open

The 2016 US Open is currently underway in Flushing, Queens, bringing the top tennis athletes to New York City as they battle it out for the crown. See photos from the spectacular event as the last installment of the Grand Slam tournament carries out in the newly renovated Grandstand Stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The new stadium was designed by Rossetti, the same firm behind the iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium, and offers increased seating capacity and an improved layout for its many visitors to navigate more comfortably with less congestion.

#usopen2016! #tennis #ATP #Wta #newyorknewyork #usopen

A photo posted by ChaseItOrBChased (@chaseitorbchased) on Sep 3, 2016 at 6:52am PDT

↓Tennis superstar Serena Williams in action.

↓The new Grandstand Stadium boasts increased capacity, with nearly 2,000 more seats throughout its 125,000 square feet of space.

The new #Grandstand is looking pretty full – the #tsonga and #anderson match is on! #usopen #tennis

A photo posted by Alison Gurr (@aligrrrl) on Sep 2, 2016 at 8:37am PDT

↓Sisters Serena and Venus Williams enjoy a morning practice session together.

↓Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z were present to cheer on Serena.

#USOpen

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beywhole) on Sep 2, 2016 at 11:50pm PDT

↓Arthur Ashe Stadium’s new retractable roof can open and close in under seven minutes.

↓Chan Hao-ching as she fights to advance to the next round.

Watched amazing women play tennis yesterday. #haochingchan #eyeontheprize #usopen #tennis #theycation

A photo posted by THEY bklyn (@theybklyn) on Sep 2, 2016 at 8:42am PDT

↓The Unisphere welcomes visitors as they arrive at the stadium.

LDW at the Open @dansammons @ddbooher @davidbooher

A photo posted by +tonypolichemi (@tonypolichemi) on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:28am PDT

↓Australian tennis player Dominic Thiem gives us his best swing.

Best of luck @domithiem @usopen #Tennis #USOpen #TennisLifestyle.

A photo posted by ZaraTennis (@zaraatennis) on Sep 3, 2016 at 8:18am PDT

After rain comes a beautiful #sunset. #usopen #crowdrx #eventmedical #redshirts : @usopen

A photo posted by CrowdRx, Inc. (@crowdrx) on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:51am PDT

↓A few lucky fans got autographs from French tennis player Gael Monfils.

True #sportsmanship #showmanship #tennis #legend @iamgaelmonfils #usopen #uncut @lilajungny #nyclife

A video posted by Victor Jung (@victorkjung) on Sep 3, 2016 at 4:21am PDT

↓Rafael Nadal in the middle of one interesting play…

The Tweener lob #rafa #tweener #trolltennis #tennis #USO2016 #USOpen

A photo posted by Troll Tennis (@officialtrolltennis) on Sep 3, 2016 at 7:55am PDT

↓A beautiful sunset over the stadium.

#Nightsession #usopen #newyork #sunset #jadore

A photo posted by Dubreuil (@cocoladub) on Sep 3, 2016 at 8:43am PDT

↓The caption says it all.

This guy really loves New York. #USOpen

A video posted by SportsCenter (@sportscenter) on Sep 2, 2016 at 5:43pm PDT

From http://ny.curbed.com/2016/9/3/12784284/us-open-photos-2016-new-york

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