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United States Tennis Association (USTA) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of the 2011 US Open

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ADVISORY, Aug. 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The United States Tennis Association will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate the 2011 US Open, where the main draw will begin Monday, August 29 in Flushing, New York. In addition, the USTA will set up a 10 and Under Tennis demonstration with kids playing right in the NASDAQ MarketSite broadcast studio. 10 and Under Tennis – a major U.S. initiative to help get more kids playing the game – utilizes smaller courts and modified equipment, and will be featured prominently at the 2011 US Open. 

In honor of the occasion, USTA Chairman of the Board and President Jon Vegosen; world No. 6 and two-time French Open singles finalist Robin Soderling; world No. 3 doubles player and winner of three US Open doubles titles Liezel Huber; and reigning US Open wheelchair quad singles and doubles champion David Wagner, will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, August 26th, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET    

Contact:

Eric Schuster

(914) 696-7260

Schuster@usta.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C20, downlink frequency 4100 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Knapp at (212) 401-8916.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at:

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Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About United States Tennis Association (USTA):

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 750,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the world's highest-attended annual sporting event.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX first North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). 

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