Grand Slam

Reports: Halep To Skip US Open

STARNBERG, June 16, 2020 Simona Halep announced on Tuesday that she will not be playing this year’s US Open and the Asian swing due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 Wimbledon champion kicked off preparations and revealed that in […]

US Open: Statement From Mike Dowse

USTA Press Release, June 16, 2020 We are incredibly excited that Governor Cuomo and New York State have today approved our plan to host the 2020 US Open and 2020 Western & Southern Open at the USTA Billie Jean King […]

US Open Going On As Scheduled But Not As Usual

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) According to multiple reports published Monday, the 2020 US Open will go on as scheduled. Both ESPN, which owns primary North American broadcast rights to the Grand Slam tournament, and The New York […]

ESPN: USTA Still Plans On-Time Start For US Open

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Per’s Peter Bodo, the United States Tennis Association still plans an on-time start to this year’s US Open with strict protocols in place due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Bodo’s story posted […]

Roland-Garros Charity Initiative Continues

PARIS, June 13, 2020 (Roland Garros Press Release) Launched on 23rd May, the #RGUnited initiative has enabled tennis fans to get their Roland-Garros fix on the dates the tournament was originally scheduled (18th May-7th June) by posting a wide range […]

Halep: Strong Concerns About Playing In US Open

WASHINGTON, Jun 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Much of the conversation about whether or not there should be a US Open later this summer has focused on comments made by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Both have expressed reservations about […]

Stacey Allaster Named US Open Tournament Director

WHITE PLAINS, June 11, 2020 (US Open Press Release) The USTA today announced that Stacey Allaster, its Chief Executive, Professional Tennis, has been named Tournament Director of the US Open, effective immediately. Allaster becomes the first female Tournament Director in […]

US Open Without ‘Big Three’ Becoming More Likely

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine a 2020 US Open men’s draw with none of the “Big Three” — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. It could happen. First, Federer pulled the plug on the remainder of […]

Roland Garros: Had It Not Been For The Pandemic …

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) As New York Times tennis correspondent Christopher Clarey, who has artfully covered the Grand Slams for nearly three decades, wrote on Twitter over the weekend: “If not for the pandemic, this weekend would […]

ITF, Grand Slam Tournaments Support Wheelchair Tennis

ITF Press Release, June 2, 2020 The four Grand Slam tournaments and the ITF have come together to pledge over US$300,000 in financial support for wheelchair tennis. The fund will provide grants to help wheelchair athletes and national association event […]