Thank you all for your patience as we deal with Covid-19.

Prior to the draw being released on Wednesday for this weekend’s Open singles, we had had five pullouts from the men’s field and two from the women’s event. All vacancies had been filled by Wednesday.

In the last 48 hours, we have had a further five withdrawals from the mens and two from the womens. The womens field has again been filled and the draw will be updated later today. The men’s field, however, is currently three short. If we can not fill these holes, wins will occur by default. Again, the draw will be finalised later today.

For the Bayleys Real Estate-sponsored Hugh Moss junior pairs, we have been blown away with a record entry of 48 teams. Section play occurs on March 19 at Stratford-Avon and Inglewood. Because of Covid, once again, the draw will not be released until the Wednesday prior to the event.