US Open adds metal detectors for fans

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


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 Monday, with defending champion Serena Williams,

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal among those playing in 23,000-seat

Arthur Ashe Stadium.