Ottawa's Gaby Dabrowski, who is ranked No. 7 on the WTA doubles tour, says she has spent plenty of time considering how the coronavirus pandemic will impact not only her, but other tour players moving forward, Mark Masters writes.
Comfortable win for Dabrowski and Riske in the first round of the US Open. Riske had a disappointing singles tournament, losing a one-sided match to Li. Perhaps she will be extra motivated. They play top seeds Babos-Mladenovic in the next round.
They may not be playing the top seeds today, as the match has been taken off today's schedule. Stephanie Myles says Mladenovic/Babos have been "pulled out." Mladenovic has been in a bubble within the bubble of the US Open after contact with Benoit Paire who had to withdraw before the tournament started due to testing positive for covid-19.
The US Open Draw page has not been updated yet, but if Gaby/Riske are into the QF with Mladenovic's withdrawal, they will be playing Muhammad/Townsend.
Mladenovic lost in the singles after being up 6-1, 5-1 and 6-1, 5-2 (40-0). She ended up losing 6-0 in the third. I can't help but wonder if that's related. At any rate, Dabrowski and Riske have a winnable quarterfinal against Townsend and Muhammad.