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US Open to have roof by 2017

Updated: August 15, 2013, 8:31 PM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- A retractable roof will be built over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the USTA announced Thursday at a news conference highlighting planned transformations for the home of the US Open.

The transformations to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will also include two new stadiums, and the schedule aims for all transformations to be completed by the 2018 US Open.

"This is great for everybody involved," USTA executive director Gordon Smith said. "It's great for the US Open. ...

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