Petra Kvitova hopes for ‘simple’ US Open choice

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Petra Kvitova is but to make a name on taking part within the U.S. Open and hopes the well being scenario in New York will enhance to make her choice simpler, the two-times Wimbledon champion informed Reuters. Quite a lot of prime gamers, together with world quantity ones Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty in addition to reigning males’s champion Rafa Nadal are amongst those that have expressed issues about going to Flushing Meadows.

“I want to congratulate the U.S. Open on their onerous work and imaginative and prescient in getting so far and for placing participant security on the centre of their plans,” Kvitova mentioned through e-mail.

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“Hopefully the COVID-19 numbers and circumstances round journey restrictions proceed to enhance with a view to make the choice to play a straightforward one.”

World quantity two Simona Halep doesn’t at the moment plan to play the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 occasion however 23-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has confirmed she’s going to take part.

New York may also host the Western & Southern Open from Aug. 22-28 after it was moved from Ohio as a part of efforts to comprise the virus, and organisers mentioned they might be versatile with the participant affirmation dates.

“For the U.S. Open we all know … athletes will most certainly determine two to a few weeks earlier than,” event director Stacey Allaster informed reporters in a video convention on Wednesday.

“We are prepared. The plan is prepared. If the athletes are prepared, we’ll be prepared for them to return to New York, to coach and compete in each occasions … every thing undoubtedly is versatile.”

The males’s ATP Tour and girls’s WTA have additionally issued revised calendars for the resumption {of professional} tennis from August.

Australian Nick Kyrgios, who has voiced his issues about resuming the game too quickly, hit out at ATP chief Andrea Gaudenzi on Twitter.

“Cheers mate, you’ve actually taken care of the gamers throughout this time. Seriously, how about you might have a collaborative effort with us, potato,” he mentioned.


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