US Open Shifts to Requiring Proof of Vaccination Days Before Tournament
Just days before the first serve of the tournament, the US Open announced that it will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for those in attendance. The tennis tournament, which kicks off today in Flushing Meadows, New York, announced its decision on Friday, with qualifying play already underway. No... Read more
Organizers Reveal Formal Plan For 2020 US Open, Players React
After gaining the approval of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stage the US Open in Queens this summer, tournament organizers have unveiled their official plan for the event. No fans will be admitted into the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the 2020... Read more
US Open To Go Ahead In August With Modifications
The 2020 US Open is still slated to get underway this August in New York. Organizers announced their plan Tuesday to keep the tournament scheduled for August 31 through September 13 with a number of safety measures and restrictions to be implemented despite player pushback. The tournament’s governing body,... Read more
Players Hold Virtual Meeting To Discuss US Open Scenarios
Hundreds of ATP players gathered virtually this week to discuss possible scenarios for this year’s US Open. A formal decision from tournament officials looms as to how the grand slam will be played, if at all, though potential options in discussions have drawn fierce criticism from tennis stars. The... Read more
Proposed US Open Safety Conditions Criticized By Players
USTA officials are set to unveil their formal plan for the 2020 US Open later this month, but some of the world’s top tennis players are doubtful the tournament can happen even with strict safety measures imposed. A USTA executive revealed that organizers are hoping to stage the grand... Read more
UK Man Sentenced To Jail Over Wimbledon Ticket Resale
A British scalper was handed a six-month prison sentence for his involvement in illegal trading of tickets to last year’s Wimbledon tennis championships. Kent native Luke McKay was caught by authorities last year setting up a private Facebook group to trade black market tickets but had refused to name... Read more
US Open Official Reveals Potential Plan For Staging Event In New York
The US Open is scheduled to invade New York City August 31 through September 13. Despite challenges presented by the coronavirus, a tournament official has revealed how those dates could go on as planned. USTA chief executive for professional tennis Stacey Allaster shared contingency plans with the Associated Press,... Read more
US Open Could Be Held In Orlando Without Fans, Per Report
US Open officials have confirmed that they were exploring the option of moving the late-summer tournament from New York to California as a result of the coronavirus, but a new report suggests that Orlando is also being considered as a possible location. According to The Telegraph, the tournament may... Read more
Study: Sports Fans Favor Prompt Return Without Crowds Over Waiting
With most sports on hold for the last two months, fans are eager to end their days of deprivation. According to a survey conducted by ESPN, a majority of sports fans would welcome the return of games and televised competition even if they are played without crowds in attendance.... Read more
US Open Could Be Postponed To November, Per USTA Director
There’s no question that sports may look a little different going forward amid the coronavirus crisis, but the governing body behind the US Open tennis tournament is doing everything in its power to put on the annual event this year. All options are being explored for holding the tournament,... Read more