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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