US Open still on, but USTA cancels other events

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The US Tennis Association has cancelled a number of novice events scheduled in August as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but is still making plans to carry the US Open beginning August 31. USTA National Championships in sure junior age teams for singles and doubles are being scrapped.

That contains boys’ 18s in Orlando and women’ 18s in San Diego in singles; boys’ 16s in Rome, Georgia, and women’ 16s in Mobile, Alabama, in singles; and boys’ and women’ 12s thru 18s doubles in Orlando. Men’s and girls’s USTA National Grass Court Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, also are some of the tournaments eradicated.

The USTA says “there was an inherent risk associated with hosting large numbers of individuals at one site, at one time, and would make risk mitigation difficult.” The workforce says one of these COVID-19 trying out and common housing deliberate for the US Open “would logistically and financially be incredibly difficult to create” at those nationwide events.

All sanctioned tennis has been suspended since March as a result of the pandemic. Competition is scheduled to renew in August.

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