Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:50 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are on the initial entry lists for the U.S. Open tuneup tournament moved from Cincinnati to Flushing Meadows next month because of the coronavirus pandemic. But No. 1 woman Ash Barty, two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu are not planning to compete there. The Western & Southern Open is scheduled for Aug. 20-28 on the same hard courts that are slated to host the U.S. Open starting Aug. 31. The U.S. Tennis Association is planning to stage the two tournaments back-to-back in New York while the virus outbreak worsens in other parts of the country.