NEW YORK: Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is planning to play on the U.S. Open and the hard-court tuneup on the similar website earlier in August. Osaka’s agent, Stuart Duguid, stated Thursday that the previous No. 1-ranked participant will […]
Osaka’s agent, Stuart Duguid, stated Thursday that the previous No. 1-ranked participant will enter each tournaments the U.S. Tennis Affiliation is holding in Flushing Meadows.
He wouldn’t touch upon extra scheduling plans for Osaka. She received the 2018 U.S. Open and adopted that with a title on the 2019 Australian Open.
The present No. 1 lady, Ash Barty, withdrew from the U.S. Open as a result of she’s not snug with touring throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The Grand Slam match is scheduled for Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.
Different gamers have expressed concern about touring to america, the place greater than 150,000 folks have died from COVID-19. The virus is spiking in some components of the nation.
Osaka was not on the entry listing introduced Wednesday for the Western & Southern Open, which is scheduled for Aug. 20-28 and was moved from Cincinnati to the identical onerous courts on the Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart that host the U.S. Open. However she will nonetheless get in by way of a wild-card invitation.
No sanctioned skilled tennis occasions have been performed since March due to the coronavirus. Each the ladies’s and males’s excursions plan to return in August. The ladies’s tour nonetheless goals to return subsequent week at Palermo, Italy.