Kim Clijsters and Andy Murray received wild cards into the U.S. Open, marking their returns from retirement and injury, respectively, to Grand Slam tennis.
Australia's Nick Kyrgios said on Thursday he is unlikely to play at the French Open due to concerns about COVID-19. Kyrgios, who on Sunday announced his withdrawal from the U.S. Open, told Australian television he planned to wait until it was safer to return to the tour. Kyrgios is no fan of clay or the French Open, which has been postponed from its usual May-June dates to a September start due to the pandemic.
Former French Open finalist Sara Errani showed signs of reviving her clay-court prowess by rallying past Kristyna Pliskova to reach the Palermo Ladies Open quarterfinals.