The global coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the landscape of the sports world. Beginning with a worldwide shutdown of sports in March followed with the return of American sports leagues this summer, there have been numerous changes to the ways sports have resumed, and hosting sporting events without fans in attendance for health and safety reasons has been a major change.
The 2020 US Open tennis tournament will join the WNBA, NBA and MLB to host an event without any fans. It’s going to be a US Open tournament unlike any other.
Here are the changes that will make this year’s US Open historically different than those of years past:
Impact of the 2020 schedule changes
In a normal year, tennis’ Grand Slams are played in this order:
- Australian Open in mid January
- French Open in late May
- Wimbledon in late June