Six-time US Open Champion Serena Williams has confirmed her participation in the 2020 edition of the U.S. National Championsihps. However, Williams gear up to meet the opponents on the new Laykold Courts in Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
USTA held a press conference in its Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to brief about its plan to host the tournament. In that Vedic press conference, Serena Williams also took part.
‘So this announcement has been on my mind all day. But ultimately I really cannot wait to return to New York and play the US Open 2020,” Serena said. “I feel like USTA is going to do a really good job of ensuring everything is amazing, everything is perfect and everyone is safe. It’s going to be exciting.” She added.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Open organizers proposed several strict protocols to players. For this reason, Many Top players are unsure about their participation in the US Open. At the same time, Serena Williams indicates that she will play in the US Open after starting her practice in a brand new court in her backyard.
For the first time in 42 years, the tournament changed its surface brand. Players quickly need to adapt their game to the new surface. For that reason, Stacey Allaster, the US Open tournament director said that organizers already shipped a new surface to Serena Williams.
“I can confirm the surface provided by Laykold for the 2020 US Open and Western & Southern Open was shipped to Serena’s house. She’s got a new court in her backyard so she has been training. She will be playing and she’s excited to come back.” Stacey Allaster said.
“I Certainly Miss The Fans” – Serena Williams
Serena Williams says that she will miss the fans in this year’s US Open.“I’ll certainly miss the fans, don’t get me wrong. Just being out there in that New York crowd and hearing everyone cheer, I’ll really miss that and getting me through some of those tough matches. This is crazy, I’m excited though.” Serena Williams said.
Due to COVID-19, the US Open 2020 will hold behind closed doors. Although, No qualifying draw, Every day Coronavirus tests, no media interactions, and plenty of safety restrictions. Those things will make this year Flushing Meadows event totally different.