Former champion Stan Wawrinka confirmed Friday that he will not play the US Open citing “the health situation in New York” as the Grand Slam event took another hit.
Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens, both ranked in the women’s top 10, withdrew on Friday from the US Open, joining other senior players in pulling out because of concerns about coronavirus.
Former champions Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters were on Thursday both handed wild cards for the US Open which will take place under strict health guidelines in New York from August 31.
Rafael Nadal on Wednesday said he still intends to play at the French Open next month and remains hopeful it will go ahead, despite withdrawing from the US Open due to coronavirus concerns.
The Madrid Open tennis tournament has been cancelled due to fresh outbreaks of coronavirus in the region, organisers confirmed on Tuesday, raising doubts around the upcoming US and French Opens.
Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray is among four players handed wild cards for this month’s relocated Western and Southern Open, organisers said on Monday.

World Tennis Tennis returns as service resumes at Palermo WTA

The stadium announcer at Palermo on Monday wished a warm and welcome return to tennis lovers as the WTA tournament in Italy started five months after the last one, with bottles of hand sanitiser attached to the nets.

World Tennis Kyrgios pulls out of US Open over virus fears

Outspoken Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the US Open Sunday, saying he was giving it a miss for “the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives”.

World Tennis Player tests positive for coronavirus at WTA Palermo Open

A player has tested positive for coronavirus at the WTA Palermo Open, which marks the tennis season’s resumption after a five-month break, the WTA and organisers confirmed on Saturday.

World Tennis ‘Intellectual level of zero’: Kyrgios fires back at Coric

Nick Kyrgios has slammed Borna Coric for having an “intellectual level of zero” after the Croat said he doesn’t care about criticism from the Australian over Novak Djokovic’s ill-fated Adria Tour tennis exhibition.

World Tennis World No.1 Barty skips US Open citing ‘significant’ virus risks

World number one Ashleigh Barty pulled out of the US Open Thursday over “significant risks” from the coronavirus pandemic in a major blow for the Grand Slam, which is scheduled to start in New York on August 31.

World Tennis Djokovic, Nadal, Serena enter US Open tuneup tournament

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and world number two Rafael Nadal have entered the US Open tuneup tournament to be played in New York while Serena Williams is in the women’s field.

World Tennis Coric hits out at Kyrgios for Adria Tour virus criticism

Borna Coric fired back at Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday for slamming those who took part in Novak Djokovic’s ill-fated Adria Tour tennis exhibition, calling the opinionated Australian “a general after the battle”.

World Tennis Japan’s WTA Pan Pacific Open tennis scrapped over coronavirus

The WTA Pan Pacific Open in Japan, one of Asia’s top women’s tennis tournaments, has been scrapped for the first time because of the coronavirus, organisers said Tuesday.

World Tennis Murray ‘mentally’ planning for US Open

Andy Murray is “mentally” planning for next month’s US Open but admits he is apprehensive about the return of tennis following the coronavirus shutdown.

World Tennis Halep pulls out of Palermo WTA tournament

World number two Simona Halep announced Sunday that she will not compete in the Palermo WTA event, which will mark the season’s resumption after a five-month coronavirus suspension.

World Tennis Palermo organisers ‘confident’ of Halep quarantine exemption

Simona Halep should be eligible for an exception to compete in the Palermo WTA event, which will mark the season’s resumption after a five-month suspension, despite all Romanians needing to quarantine on arrival in Italy, organisers said Saturday.

World Tennis Palermo tennis chief pleads for Halep quarantine exemption

Simona Halep’s bid to play the Palermo WTA event, which will mark the season’s resumption after a five-month suspension, could be dashed by demands that all Romanians enter quarantine on arrival in Italy.

World Tennis All WTA, ATP tennis in China cancelled over coronavirus

All international tennis tournaments in China including the Shanghai Masters and WTA Finals were cancelled Friday because of the coronavirus, the ATP and WTA said.

World Tennis Halep signs up for Prague, adding to US Open doubts

World number two Simona Halep said Wednesday she will play the WTA Prague clay court tournament in August, adding further doubt to her participation in the US Open.




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