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Serena, Coco, Novak, Rafa on entry lists for U.S. Open tuneup

Serena, Coco, Novak, Rafa on entry lists for U.S. Open tuneup”

The men's and women's main draws for Cincinnati get underway on August 22 with the tournament being the traditional preparation event ahead of what is normally the final Slam of the season in NY.

The competition is typically held in Cincinnati, however due to the coronavirus pandemic will now be played in NY at the website of the United States Open, which starts 3 days after the finals.

"I love both events so it was a hard decision", she said.

"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".

Barty has joined world No. 2 Simona Halep of Romania, No. 6 Bianca Andreescu of Canada and No. 10 Naomi Osaka of Japan for not playing in the U.S. Open.

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The U.S. Open follows from August 28 to September 13 at the same site.

The 2020 Western & Southern Open that is scheduled from August 20-28, 2020, has included star Tennis players like Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in its player list that was released on Wednesday (July 29, 2020).

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 worldwide travel. World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova, victor of the tournament in 2016, is the highest-ranked player on the list. Nadal is the defending champion of the U.S. Open.

Williams, in search of her 24th career Grand Slam singles title, already said she will play in the U.S. Open.



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