Followed by the USTA announcement of the U.S.Open 2020, top tennis players have been raising concerns over their participation. In a row, Three-time Grand Slam Champion Angelique Kerber admitted that playing in the Flushing Meadows will be difficult for any tennis players at this moment.
Right now, the coronavirus positive cases have been declining in New York and recently registered zero deaths in a day as well. Moreover, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed the U.S.Open 2020 in place of canceling the other major sports events.
A recent interview with the German Press Agency, Former World Number One Angelique Kerber said, “As of today, I say quite honestly, I cannot imagine it. I don’t think anyone wants to get on a plane and fly to New York.”
She also explained that “At the moment no one knows what’s happening and how it will go on.” “I have the greatest respect that I or a member of my team could be infected and we’re stuck without knowing how to proceed.”
“We’ll Not Play Tennis In The Next Two Years”- 2016 U.S.Open Champion
After almost more than four months of break, WTA tennis tournaments will begin on 3rd August from Palermo Ladies Open in Italy. However, Former Wimbledon Champion still has lots of doubts over tennis tours resumption and participation.
World No.21 Kerber said, “Who knows – perhaps we’ll not play tennis in the next two years. It’s hard to say, maybe we’ll also start again in three weeks.”
On the other hand, Angelique Kerber recently inaugurated the Centre Court in Bad Hamburg. She also played in the mixed doubles event in the new grass court in Germany. In 2020, Kerber qualified until the fourth round in the Australian Open.