Barty deletes from the US Open

The current world number one has decided not to attend the tournament played in New York for fear of the pandemic situation in the United States.


The Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty, current world number one in the WTA, confirmed on Thursday that she will not participate in the US Open, the second 'Grand Slam' of the season to be held at the end of August, due to fear of the coronavirus.

"My team and I have decided that we will not be traveling to the Cincinnati tournament or the US Open this year. I love both events, so it has been a difficult decision, but there are still significant risks due to the coronavirus and I am not comfortable putting my team and me in that position, "Barty said in a statement sent to the Associated Press.

The current Roland Garros champion also did not confirm her presence on the subsequent European clay court tour, including her title defense in Paris. "I will make my decision about Roland Garros and the European tournaments in the coming weeks," he warned.

Barty's absence is the first major confirmed absence that he will have in any of his individual tables the US Open, which will begin on August 28 in New York, a city that has been badly hit by a pandemic that has already left more than 150,000 dead in the United States.

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