Tennis

Djokovic, Nadal and Serena enter U.S. Open tune-up

Share this with
Copy
Share this article
ByReuters
29/07/2020 at 15:32 | Updated 29/07/2020 at 18:08

July 29 (Reuters) - Former champions Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams have all entered next month's Western & Southern Open in New York, which will serve as a tune-up for the U.S.

Open, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.

Organisers of the Aug. 20-28 event, which was relocated from Cincinnati this year because of COVID-19, said defending champions Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys are also among the initial entries.

WTA Lexington

Johanna Konta suffers heart scare in Lexington loss

6 HOURS AGO

The ATP Masters 1000 event will be the first on the men's calendar since play was suspended in March because of the virus.

Among the other early entries on the men's side, which includes 40 of the top 43 ranked ATP players, are world number three Dominic Thiem, 2017 champion Grigor Dimitrov and Marin Cilic (2016).

World number three Karolina Pliskova, who won the event in 2016, is the highest-ranked player on the women's side that will feature 39 of the top 53 players in the world.

The women's WTA Tour will signal the return of the professional circuit with the Palermo Ladies Open in the Sicilian capital from Monday. (Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Tennis

Sabalenka advances in Lexington as WTA Tour returns to US

9 HOURS AGO
Tennis

James Ward and Harriet Dart win on pulsating first day at UK Pro Series Classic Week

13 HOURS AGO
Related Topics
Tennis
Share this with
Copy
Share this article