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Subsequent month’s ATP and WTA tuneup occasion for the US Open that was moved from Cincinnati to New York on account of coronavirus pandemic will attribute 56-player attracts.
Particulars for the Western and Southern Open to be staged on the Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart unveiled on Thursday revealed that eight prime seeds contained throughout the ATP and WTA occasions might want opening byes when play begins on 22 August.
The finals shall be carried out on 28 August, giving avid players a weekend off earlier than the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins 31 August, with the second Grand Slam occasion of 2020 set to run by means of 13 September.
No spectators shall be allowed at every match, a part of the protection measures in place to intention to forestall Covid-19 infections among the many many many many many world’s prime avid players at a facility which was used as a brief coronavirus hospital space when the realm was the epicenter of the pandemic.
Each the ATP and WTA fields will attribute 39 direct acceptances based totally completely on rankings after the entry deadline of 27 July and 12 spots for qualifiers plus 5 additional locations for wildcards.
Neither Arthur Ashe Stadium nor Louis Armstrong Stadium shall be used for the occasion, which picks the US Open grandstand courtroom docket docket as its foremost showcourt together with completely utterly utterly totally different outer courts on the superior.
The ATP is scheduled to return with an occasion 14-21 August at Washington whereas the WTA’s first US occasion supplied that pandemic shutdown is ready for the week of 10 August in Lexington, Kentucky.