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Jimmy Connors helps US Open raise Harvey funds

Tennis fans move in and out of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association says it has donated $500,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts — and will add more from fundraising at the U.S. Open, with the help of five-time champion Jimmy Connors.

Future funds will be used to help storm-affected tennis facilities.

The USTA says it will match donations encouraged from spectators at the U.S. Open by Connors, who is raising money at the tournament site by signing autographs and posing for photos with fans.


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