The U.S. Open is underway with plenty of fans and without a few key players.
Lines were massive for ticket holders, who were required to provide proof they had been vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, N.Y. Fans were barred from the tournament last year because of the pandemic.
One celebrity who is back and in the spotlight: Naomi Osaka. She was off to a good start yesterday following a public pledge to “try to celebrate myself and my accomplishments more, I think we all should.”
Former U.S. Open champion Andy Murray was off to a rockier start, losing to No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and blasting Tsitsipas’ extended bathroom breaks during the match.
“It’s just disappointing because I feel it influenced the outcome of the match,” Murray said. “I think he’s great for the game. But I have zero time for that stuff at all, and I lost respect for him.”
This story originally published in the Morning Edition live blog.