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New York governor says U.S. Open will be held in late August, with no fans

The U.S. Tennis Association had decided to go forward with its marquee event, pending an OK from the state.

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the U.S. Open tennis tournament will be held starting in late August without spectators as part of the state’s reopening from coronavirus lockdowns.

The U.S. Tennis Association had decided to go forward with its marquee event, pending an OK from the state.

The U.S. Open is scheduled to run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. It normally is each season’s fourth and final Grand Slam tournament but would be the second of 2020.

The USTA says the hard-court tuneup tournament normally held in Cincinnati in August will move to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows before the U.S. Open.

The professional tennis tours have been suspended since March because of COVID-19.

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