With Fans Forbidden Due To COVID-19, A Noticeably Quiet U.S. Open Kicks Off In Queens

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine play their first round match at a mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday. This year

Tennis players are navigating the eerie stillness of a Grand Slam event known for its lively crowds. Last year’s U.S. Open set an attendance record, drawing more than 737,800 fans over two weeks.

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Rachel Treisman
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