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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 27, 2020

Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, the USTA has made the decision to cancel the Orlando Open presented by Nemours 1, scheduled to be held August 22 - 29, and the Orlando Open presented by Nemours 2, scheduled to be held August 29 - September 6, both at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. The decision to cancel these two ATP Challenger 150 events was made with input from the USTA Medical Advisory Group, to ensure the health and safety of all those involved with these tournaments. Although detailed health and safety protocols had been planned, without the creation of a controlled environment that includes a comprehensive and contained lodging, transportation, food and beverage, and medical testing program in place, as will be the case for the Western & Southern Open and US Open, proper risk mitigation would not be possible ? and in the case of these events, this type of environment would logistically and financially be difficult to create. As the health and safety for all those involved is the greatest concern of the USTA, these factors, coupled with the current rates of COVID-19 in Florida, were key in driving the decision making process.

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Venus, the Bryans, Sloane, Kenin and Querrey will be on hand as WTT launches its season (by Bill Simons)


   
PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF TENNIS WITH THE 2020 US OPEN AND THE 2020 WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN SET TO TAKE PLACE AT THE USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER

EVENTS MARK RETURN OF TENNIS AND SPORTS TO THE NEW YORK MARKET

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 17, 2020 - In a historic decision for the tennis industry and sports fans around the world, the USTA is proud to announce today that both the 2020 US Open and 2020 Western & Southern Open will be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., this summer. Hosting these tournaments marks an important moment for the sport of tennis, the New York market and the global sporting community as tennis returns to action.

This move creates a month of high-level international tennis at the iconic NTC. The Western & Southern Open, normally held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, will be held just prior, August 19 to August 28. The US Open will be held August 31 to September 13, the originally-scheduled dates for the main draw of the event.

"These two events are the summer’s biggest tennis blockbusters in the U.S., and we are thrilled for the players, our fans, and all of our partners, that we will be able to mark the return of tennis," said Mike Dowse, USTA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. "These tournaments also serve as an inspiration to tennis players of all levels, encouraging them to get out and play, given the social-distancing nature of our sport."

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SOME HELPFUL ADVICE FROM WALGREEN'S


   
By Bill Simons/Inside Tennis




   
The USTA has come up with some great "at home" tennis activities for kids. You can check them out here:

https://netgeneration.usta.com/us-en/tennis-at-home.html


   
Due to the continued situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, and after discussions with the USTA Medical Advisory Committee, effective immediately the USTA will extend the suspension of USTA sanctioned products and events, including Adult and Junior Tournaments, USTA League, Junior Team Tennis, Team Challenge, Team Tournaments, USTA Schools programs, Tennis on Campus and Wheelchair events, through May 3. Additionally, recognizing the evolving and fast-changing nature of this situation, the USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about events and activities taking place after May 3.

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