US Open organisers say they are confident in safety plans a month ahead of the Grand Slam tennis event in New York even as US Covid-19 outbreaks increase.
The US Tennis Association (USTA) said on Friday it “continues its plans to stage the US Open” as well as an ATP and WTA tune-up event the week before the Flushing Meadows fortnight.
The US Open is scheduled to begin on 31 August in a bubble quarantine setting without spectators at the National Tennis Centre.
“We remain confident that our top priority, the health and safety of all involved in both tournaments remains on track,” the USTA said in a statement.
The USTA says it will release details of its health and safety plans “at a later date closer to the tournaments” but notes it has worked with both tours in all aspects of health and safety.