A general view of Louis Armstrong Stadium during the 2019...

A general view of Louis Armstrong Stadium during the 2019 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 26, 2019. Credit: Getty Images for USTA/Mike Stobe

The United States Tennis Association announced Wednesday an initiative for humanitarian aid for Ukraine highlighted by a “Tennis Plays for Peace Exhibition” in Louis Armstrong Stadium on Aug. 24 during Fan Week.

The Tennis Plays for Peace program is comprised of all seven of tennis’ governing bodies, including the four Grand Slam events, and has raised more than $1 million in humanitarian aid. The USTA, in conjunction with the broader tennis community, expects to raise at least $2 million more over the three weeks of the 2022 US Open, according to a press release from the organization.

"The U.S. Open is a stage that attracts millions of passionate fans, and it is incumbent upon us to help guide this passion to help those who desperately need it," said USTA Chairman and President Mike McNulty in a statement.  "This is a vitally-important cause, and I'm proud of the way in which our sport has rallied together to lend a much-needed hand to our friends in Ukraine.”

Rafael Nadal, Coco Gauff, Carlos Alcaraz, Leylah Fernandez, Iga Swiatek and  Taylor Fritz  arę among the players participating in the exhibition, with tickets available through TicketMaster. Are proceeds will go to GlobalGiving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.

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