Serena Williams' impending retirement causes 'unprecedented' US Open ticket sales

That has caused the demand for tickets to the tournament to utterly skyrocket.

USTA 대변인 크리스 위드마이어(Chris Widmaier)는 뉴욕 포스트에 이 소식이 “전례없는” 화요일 티켓 판매.

Serena Williams celebrates after winning her Women's Singles semi-final match against Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine on day eleven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York City.

Serena Williams celebrates after winning her Women’s Singles semi-final match against Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine on day eleven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York City. (Elsa/Getty Images)

You talk about the Serena effect, it’s like a tsunami,” 그는 말했다. “Since people have learned of the news, we’ve sold, as of 3 오후. [화요일], 13,000 tickets to the Open, 포함 4,500 or thereabouts for opening night.

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Widmaier said selling 13,000 tickets in one day isa spectacular day.

Before Tuesday, tickets for the first night of the tournament – 8월. 29 – at Arthur Ashe Stadium were retailing for as low as 35 불화. 지금, the get-in price on Ticketmaster (only through verified resale, as no standard tickets are available anymore) 이다 $ 81.55 – and that’s just to buy a lone ticket. To get in with someone else, you have to fork over at least 123 bucks.

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Serena Williams practices on Centre Court ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, 런던에서, 금요일, 유월 24, 2022.

Serena Williams practices on Centre Court ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, 런던에서, 금요일, 유월 24, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

사실로, someone is currently bold enough to be selling two tickets in Section 317, Row X, Seats 13 과 14 for a measly $ 7,000 each on Ticketmaster’s verified resale.

The demand is sky-high, yet Williams isn’t even guaranteed to play on that date. The draw for the tournament is revealed the Thursday before the tournament, so we may be updating this article that night once again if it turns out the 23-time grand slam winner is indeed playing that night.

Serena Williams holds the championship trophy after beating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament in New York.

Serena Williams holds the championship trophy after beating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, 파일)

The women’s final will be Sept. 10.

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