The USTA and Mercedes-Benz USA, the official automotive partner of the US Open, have come together to work on a philanthropic initiative called Mercedes-Benz Ace the US Open, according to the US Open website. For every ace served in men's and women's singles matches at the 2020 US Open Grand Slam event, Mercedes-Benz will donate $ 50 to the United States Tennis Rally to Rebuild initiative. Association.
Donations will support the USTA Foundation’s National Junior Tennis and Learning Network (NJTL), which provides tennis and educational opportunities to more than 160,000 young people each year. Funds raised through this program will also be distributed to three National Junior and Apprenticeship Tennis Chapters (NJTL) supported by the USTA Foundation: the Sloane Stephens Foundation Chapter, a local Atlanta NJTL chapter and a chapter of the NJTL in the northeast.
Sloane Stephens is thrilled to be part of the Mercedes-Benz Ace the US Open initiative
Speaking to People magazine, former US Open champion Sloane Stephens said she was very happy to be a part of the initiative this year and wants to help give back to the community.
“I think it's a great opportunity since the US Open is very different this year. It’s something we can all support and it’s for a good cause. And that's something we're all passionate about – helping junior tennis and the NJTL. chapters and with USTA.
I'm very excited to be a part of it. “Mercedes-Benz is a German automotive company known for the production of luxury vehicles and commercial vehicles. The US Open Grand Slam event is the first slam on the tennis calendar since the global pandemic. closed the tennis circuit in March.
It is scheduled to begin on August 31 in New York. This year, the tournament will take place without supporters in the stadium due to the pandemic. Sloane Stephens, 27, reached 3rd place in the table in 2018. She won the 2017 US Open champion – her only Grand Slam title so far, and has won six WTA singles titles in total.
She is currently ranked No. 37 in the world and was also part of the US team that won the Fed Cup tournament in 2017. In other majors, she reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2013 , the Roland-Garros final in 2018 and the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 2013 as well.