US Open adds metal detectors for fans

Updated: 25 August 2013 13:53 IST

There will be a limit of one bag per person and backpacks are prohibited at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

New York:

Fans attending the U.S. Open this year will have to pass through metal detectors as part of the U.S. Tennis Association's enhanced security.

The screening process will also include the use of wands to check spectators. There will be a limit of one bag per person and backpacks are prohibited at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which has drawn more than 650,000 fans over the two-week span of the tournament the last six years.

Play begins from Monday, with defending champion Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal among those playing in 23,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Leander Paes Rohan Bopanna Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Sania Mirza Maria Sharapova US Open 2013 Tiger Woods
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