The tournament was up in the air due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with other events around it rescheduled. However, Cuomo and his health officials would seem to think the situation has reached a point where a traditional late August tournament can work without fans.
Currently, Ashleigh Barty is No. 1 in the WTA Tour rankings, followed by Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova, Sofia Kenin, and Elina Svitolina. Bianca Andreescu is the defending U.S. Open women’s champion. Novak Djokovic tops the ATP Tour rankings, followed by Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Roger Federer and Daniil Medvedev. Nadal is the defending U.S. Open men’s champion.