After the coronavirus paused the tours, Williams is gearing up for the U.S. Open, her next opportunity to tie Margaret Court’s Grand Slam singles title record.
Nadal said he would prefer not to travel to the New York tournament during the coronavirus pandemic.
On all but the two biggest show courts, line calls will be made by Hawk-Eye Live to reduce the number of people on site during the pandemic.
The No. 1 women’s singles player opted out of the Grand Slam tournament over concerns about traveling to New York amid the pandemic.
A move by the Chinese government to cancel international sporting events means the WTA Tour will lose its lucrative championships and six other tournaments.