Grand Slam

US Open Wheelchair Field Announced

USTA Press Release, August 9, 2020 The USTA announced on Friday the field for the 2020 US Open Wheelchair Competition. The event, in its 13th year, will be held Sept. 10-13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center […]

Svitolina, Bertens Latest To Withdraw From US Open

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With the start of the US Open just more than three weeks away, day by day, the big name withdrawals are beginning to pile up. First, World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia confirmed […]

Plenty Of Rules For Players Coming To New York

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Earlier this week, the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) issued revised health protocols and rules that will be in effect for players playing at the Western & Southern Open and the US Open, both […]

US Open Wild Cards Announced

USTA Press Release, August 6, 2020 The USTA today announced that 2012 US Open champion Andy Murray and Americans Ulises Blanch, Maxime Cressy, Sebastian Korda, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Michael Mmoh, Brandon Nakashima and JJ Wolf will receive singles main draw wild card entries into the 2020 US Open, to be played August […]

The Grand Slam Board Announces Bill Babcock Retirement

ITF Press Release, August 6, 2020 The Grand Slam Board announced today that its Director, Bill Babcock, will retire at the end of 2020. Babcock has worked in this pivotal role for the Grand Slam Board since its inception as […]

Without Nadal Or Barty, Who Is Coming To The US Open?

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) While men’s World No. 2 Rafael Nadal and women’s World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty are the highest-profile players to decline playing in the US Open because of their concerns about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, […]

2020 US Open Prize Money Announced

USTA Press Release, August 5, 2020 The USTA today announced that the US Open will offer $53.4 million in total player compensation in 2020 – nearly 95 percent of its total from 2019 – with $7.6 million dedicated toward player […]

The Decision: Nadal Says No To 2020 US Open

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Reigning US Open champion Rafael Nadal says he won’t defend his men’s singles title at this year’s Grand Slam event, preferring not to travel to New York during the coronavirus pandemic. At 8:19 p.m. CEST […]

US Open: Novak Djokovic Leads Men’s Entry List

USTA Press Release, August 4, 2020 The USTA today announced that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and seven of the world’s Top 10 headline the initial men’s singles entry list for the 2020 US Open, set to be played August […]