San Diego Open Fan's Guide to the WTA 500, Oct 8-17

World's Best Female Tennis Players Star in San Diego!

San Diego usually has picture-perfect weather in October. It welcomes fans ready to enjoy more tennis with its warm beach climate. The WTA will showcase 16 out of the World's Top 20 from Oct 8 - 16. SeatGeek discount code below works for tickets, parking, and even Padres Games!

SeatGeek Tickets are up to 40% OFF
using promo code "TENNISBARGAINS"
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Who is Playing in the WTA 500 San Diego Open?

Update: Friday night, we saw sell-out capacity crowds! Get your tickets for Sat and Sun ASAP!

"Surfin' Swiatek" is Champion of San Diego 2022

Congrats to Iga for sealing her win! Thank you to all the SeatGeek fans that used our code. Together, we have doubled the donated amount to Tennis Plays for Peace. Many thanks to all charities involved!


How to sit front row at the US Open - 10 best free perks

Free Chase Reserve Seating - exclusive front row view at the US Open with Matteo Berrettini

Fan Week and Week 1 Scouting Report

Tennis-Bargains has returned from NYC after spending the first 8 days of the US Open scouting and sharing with readers our real photos, seat shade maps, and impressions on the grounds for all the best goodies to experience. Secret shoppers helped us sample all the food and shops along with their honest feedback.

Disclosure:
We are not employed by the US Open, USTA, JP Morgan, Amex, nor any of their paid sponsors - so all the opinions I share below are entirely my own. I only endorse perks I like and would use myself.

Whenever fans buy any tickets from our links, we get a small percentage of the sale. You help us continue to operate independently and contribute some of the profits back to charity work each year.

USA Tennis is funded with each ticket you buy, along with Humanitarian and Hurricane relief - we even put dollars from ticket fees back to support worthy causes responsibly.


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US Open Freebies: some luck, some skill - all good!

US Open Fans and Friends - advance info for savvy fans

Arriving at 9:30 each morning, I discovered some lesser-known perks that even US Open ushers and their supervisors did not know.

Our email VIP subscribers (a VIP is anyone who regularly opens and clicks our links) will get priority access to our previews. Last month, we revealed this amazing, all-new 2022 feature called "Chase Pass" which offers only 100 daily bracelets for exclusive access and reserve seating.

US Open Faceoff: Chase vs Amex Perks - Chase Wins

  1. Chase Pass gets you into Grandstand Reserve Seating @ Section 2, Rows M-O (front baseline seats with Chase Logos). Great area for shade after 4pm! I brought fans and fellow tennis coaches.

    Each day, I invited friends (new and old) to join me in watching players like FAA.
    These seats were so good that one guy even suggested that I shouldn't go tell anyone else!

  2. Chase Lounge (daily RSVP required ) gets you A/C, Fruit Cups, Ice Cream, and more. You can bring a guest too :) Enjoy! A waitlist sign-up is available at the door each morning at 10AM.

    Chase Lounge: Free fruit cups, Kind Bars, popcorn, refreshments, ice cream, hat, and A/C!!

  3. Chase Reserve Seating at Grandstand
    I often sat here watching players like Matteo Berrettini from the baseline. For Day 1, I had paid over $180 total for a seat just a few rows away when I discovered the specially-branded Chase logo seats in Section 2! There were 4 single matches played per day here during week 1.

    After some investigative research and asking around several US Open ushers and supervisors, I discovered the special Chase Pass (limit 100 per day) grants you a bracelet that allows you to sit in the first 3 rows (M-O) of the baseline at the Grandstand court for free! It is outlined on the usher's papers, but many of them had no idea, and neither did most fans...

How to watch Serena and Rafa at the US Open 2022

US Open has just announced the first-round lineups for both Serena and Rafa!

Best Prices for each US Open Stadium

Check these 4 links before buying, to get the best prices of the day!
Grounds | Armstrong | Grandstand | Ashe


Labor Day tickets are still on-sale around $200+ for Ashe!

Nadal's next match is Monday, Sept 5 in the Day Session

Carlos Alcaraz plays in the Monday Night Session

Fact: Rafael Nadal has been playing night sessions for his first 3 rounds. Our research suggests he will play an Ashe Day session soon this week. Check back to see our updates!


Fan Tip: Our 3-step Ticketmaster Trick for a great budget seat!

The quickest way to find the best seats on Ticketmaster within budget

  1. Click the Best Seats tab
  2. Adjust your Max Price slider (and move up the Min Price)
  3. Scroll down the list to pick a decent seat at a reasonable price!

General Seat Picking Tips for Tennis

  • Usually, baseline seats or near the players' boxes are very good.
  • If you are going during the day, please refer to our shade map!
  • It doesn't make much of a difference at night beside the bright LED signs.

Serena's last match was Fri Night, Sept 2 @ 7PM

Serena has been chosen to play on the odd days of the tournament (Aug 29, 31, etc). The exact play schedule will be announced 1-2 days before and updated here! She has made it to the 3rd round so far!

Price Spike Alert:

If you want to go during the day (and not watch Serena play but hope to see just her practice), I would recommend buying a Monday Grounds Pass if the lowest Ashe ticket is over $90.

US Open Tickets are now 2-for-1 price with promo codes for 2nd round!




Enter Offer Passcode" "HBCU" (for 8/31) or "PRIDE" (for 9/1)
(Sign up here for the latest deals and passcodes)


 50% OFF for Tickets to Round 2 - as low as $33.75/ticket

Valid for: (Wed, Aug 31 Day | Wed Night ) HBCU
(
Thurs, Sept 1 Day | Thurs NightPRIDE


Note for these special offers: Please come support the special events for Historically Black Colleges and University Day on Wed 8/31, and US Open Pride for LGBTQ+ on Thurs 9/1.

New $30 US Open Tickets - Offer Passcodes

As low as $30 US Open Tickets! Armstrong and Ashe Stadium Sessions, including QFs on 9/6

Get up to 25% OFF tickets with the promo codes below this page
Bookmark and check back here for more discounts from Ticketmaster!

Subscribe for our latest US Open Passcodes
Save on tickets with more codes!


Unused tickets are sold here!  Often just a few dollars more than the special promo prices. Prices change daily, so bookmark and check back!

Do you want to sit closer to the front and pay less than the standard retail price?

American Express Card - All Card Members Access
Must checkout and pay with an Amex card. Use code "INCENTUR"


Ticketmaster Promo Codes


US Open FAQ
Q: Can I purchase a ticket from a US Open subscriber?
A: US Open Ticket Exchange (for upgrading to better seats and resell prices to "sold out" sessions)
Yes, you can. The USTA has partnered with the US Open Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster, to serve as the exclusive resale partner for the US Open. US Open subscribers as well as individual ticket holders have the opportunity to resell their unused tickets in a secured fan-to-fan environment, sanctioned by the USTA. 

Do you only need to buy One Single Ticket at the lowest price possible?

1) Use the 2-for-1 special code to buy 2 tickets.
2) If you cannot attend, simply sell the extra ticket back later.
3) Bring a friend! Enjoy the fun with a buddy.

Selling Tip: Set the price a bit less than the lowest price to get a buyer quickly. Money is deposited to you via debit card or US bank account!

All weekend tickets (AM and PM sessions) will sell the quickest. By August most may already be gone! Check back on Mondays to see if any additional tickets have been added for sale.

Top 3 "Best Value" US Open Tickets available

1) Arthur Ashe Day Tickets (reserved on Ashe with access to all courts)
2) Night Matches (no access before 6pm)
3) Grounds Passes (no access to Arthur Ashe Stadium)
Sign Up for the newest 2022 US Open Tennis Offer Passcodes

Additional Helpful US Open Links

How to pick the best "cool" seat on a hot day.
Use the US Open Heat Map for Ashe, Armstrong, and Grandstand Stadiums!

Sports Illustrated 59 tips for US Open, updated (fan tips):

Sample 2018 Pricing for Tickets, created by PJ from RoadTo45Tennis (great guide):

How many days to spend at the US Open?

Planning ahead for your US Open Tennis Trip

The 2022 US Open Entry List has officially been posted! See who's playing.
View the Men's Singles and Women's Singles lists from the US Open webpage.

Although Novak Djokovic (Serbia) is technically listed as ranked #7 on the entry list, his participation is unlikely due to the current US entry regulations.


In January, he was deported from Australia on the eve of his Australian Open run for being unvaccinated.

2022's Most Popular Weekend 1-Day Sessions


Best 2-day combos for US Open Tennis?

Spending more time in NYC will let you enjoy more tennis! Give yourself at least 1-2 days in the city.

Fans favorites - Labor Day Weekend:

Serena Sighting - Early Opportunities:

How to see the most (seeded) players in 2 days?

  • Wed 8/31 and Thurs 9/1 often have the most action on the outside courts
    Top-seeded players start playing in the 2nd Round, receiving their 1st Round Bye

  • Alternative late weekend option: go for the 4th Round (Round of 16) 
    Sunday 9/4 and Monday 9/5 (Labor Day)

    We can get what is called "Manic Monday" when weekend matches pile up. After any rainout, the following day, any lucky ticketholders get treated to more tennis than usual.

Most Popular Night Sessions at the US Open - for night owls


Pros and Cons of going at night:
  • For the city that never sleeps - entry to the grounds starts at 6pm.
  • Allows you to roam outside courts.
  • Ensures you see the top players by adding one or two evening session tickets

  • Frees up your day to enjoy the city indoors during the hot afternoon.
  • The temperatures are cooler after the sun sets. But be sure to bring a jacket or extra layer.

  • Crowds usually dwindle by midnight. Sometimes upon exiting, fans at Ashe may be generous and gift their seat ticket! Eager fans get the chance to sit much closer to the front.

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