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 enter each tournaments the U.S. Tennis Affiliation is holding in Flushing Meadows. He wouldn’t touch upon further 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 comfy 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 the USA, the place greater than 150,000 individuals have died from COVID-19. The virus is spiking in some components of the nation.
Osaka was not on the entry checklist introduced Wednesday for the Western & Southern Open, which is scheduled for Aug. 20-28 and was moved from Cincinnati to the identical arduous courts on the Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle that host the U.S. Open. However she will nonetheless get in through 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.