“There’s a very big hopefulness that come January 1, 2021 everything’s going to be normal and unfortunately it’s not the case.
“It’s going to be very difficult and very different for a long time, possibly for the rest of my playing career.
“But hopefully in time, not just tennis and not just sport but everyone will find a way to come through this, or live alongside it depending on what route this period of time takes.
“In the US I think they did a really good job. It’s definitely challenging and it’s draining.
“Staying at the hotel and being there the whole time with everyone takes quite a bit of energy so you have to manage that.”
Heather Watson will take on Fiona Ferro of France.
No 1 seed Simona Halep will open up against Sara Soribbes Tormo while Serena Williams, who is again seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title, faces fellow American Kristie Ahn.