As Other Stars Waver, Serena Williams Says She’ll Play in the U.S. Open
As the tennis tours laid out their road maps on Wednesday for a return to play in August, Serena Williams confirmed her desire to be a major part of those comeback plans and to play in this year’s United States Open.
“Ultimately I really cannot wait to return to New York and play,” she said in a video message. “I feel like the U.S.T.A. is going to do a really good job of ensuring everything is amazing and everything is perfect and everyone is safe.”
Her announcement was welcome news for the Open, a Grand Slam that is unlikely to draw a full-strength field this year without spectators on site and with extraordinary health and safety measures because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’ll certainly miss the fans, don’t get me wrong,” said Williams, still ranked No. 9 in singles at …continued .
[Source: New York Times]