Wimbledon Canceled but USTA still plans to host the US Open as scheduled



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Wimbledon Canceled but USTA still plans to host the US Open as scheduled

The USTA has stated that 'at this time, the USTA still plans to host the US Open as scheduled, and we continue to hone plans to stage the tournament" even as the Wimbledon Championships were canceled for the first time since World War II.

The USTA released the following statement - "We understand the unique circumstances facing the All England Lawn and Tennis Club and the reasoning behind the decision to cancel the 2020 Wimbledon Championships. At this time, the USTA still plans to host the US Open as scheduled, and we continue to hone plans to stage the tournament.

The USTA is carefully monitoring the rapidly-changing environment surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and is preparing for all contingencies. We also rely on the USTA’s Medical Advisory Group as well as governmental and security officials to ensure that we have the broadest understanding of this fluid situation.

In all instances, all decisions made by the USTA regarding the US Open will be made with the health and well-being of our players, fans, and all others involved in the tournament." The US Open is scheduled to be held in New York from 24 August to 13 September this year.

Spain's Rafael Nadal is the reigning men's singles champion and Canada's Bianca Andreescu is the reigning women's singles champion. Aside from Wimbledon, the ITF, ATP & WTA Tours have also announced that all events on the tours have been canceled till July 13th.