US Open, Southern and Western Open entry list absentees, Ash Barty

Tanya Simon
July 31, 2020

Traditionally held in the Cincinnati suburbs, the Western & Southern Open will be played this year in NY from August 20-28.

It remains to be seen whether the Spaniard, who has been seen training on clay, will attend the Western & Southern Open and then the US Open.

"I wish the United States Tennis Association (USTA) all the best for the tournaments and look forward to being back in the USA next year".

Six-time US Open champion Williams is the highest-profile player in the women's draw, which is missing Australia's world No.1 Ashleigh Barty and world No.2 Simona Halep.

A view of the U.S. Open tennis grand slam event at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, September 7, 2019.

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The US Tennis Association is planning to stage the two tournaments back-to-back in NY while the coronavirus outbreak worsens in other parts of the country and there are lingering questions about global travel.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are on the entry list to play at the first ATP Tour tournament back following its five-month suspension.

Organisers of the August 20-28 event, which was relocated from Cincinnati this year because of COVID-19, said defending champions Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys are also among the initial entrimen's es.

In total, 39 of the top 53 players in the WTA rankings are set to compete, which bodes well for the US Open, and 16-year-old Coco Gauff will make her debut at the event.

"If there is a quarantine it will mean that players can not play Madrid and Rome", Mouratoglou said.

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