Report: U.S. Open, Western & Southern Open could be NYC twinbill

The U.S. Open and the Western & Southern Open tennis tournaments could be played as a doubleheader in New York City, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

A proposal being volleyed by the United States Tennis Association considers the potential postponement or cancellation of the top events in American tennis, which are scheduled for August and September.

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The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center would house the men’s and women’s events, moving the Western & Southern from the Cincinnati, Ohio, area.

The timing could work, but uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and whether tennis could be played in August might delay any decision.

The Western & Southern Open, which is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States (1899) played in its original city, would be scheduled from Aug. 17-23. That would lead into the U.S. Open, scheduled for Aug. 31 through Sept. 13.

All tennis events have been canceled due to the coronavirus since early March.

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