NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Strict guidelines are in place for the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament.
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The grand slam tennis event is scheduled to start Aug. 31 without fans at the Billie Jean Tennis Center in Queens.
A player must be in the so-called “bubble,” a centralized environment, four days before their first match.
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The U.S. Open will require masks and social distancing to lower the risk.
“The athletes have everything they need. They have comfortable housing, medical testing, transportation, practice facilities, trainers, physios, a variety of food service,” said U.S. Open tournament director Stacey Allaster.
If a player does test positive, they would be forced to withdraw from the U.S. Open tournament.
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