Bencic also resigns from the US Open and will be in Rome

The semifinalist in New York in 2019 and number eight in the world joins the long list of players who will not attend the tournament due to the pandemic.

The Swiss Belinda Bencic, the eighth player in the world, and who reached the semifinals last year, has joined the list of casualties in the women's team at the United States Open, which begins on August 31, although she has assured that she did will participate in the tournament in Rome.

"I wanted to tell you that I have made the difficult decision not to participate in the US Open in New York," Bencic announced on his Twitter account. "I will return to Rome next month." The Rome Internationals will be played from September 14th.

Three of the four semi-finalists of the 2019 edition have decided not to travel to New York. Before Bencic, defending champion Bianca Andreescu of Canada and Elena Svitolina of Ukraine decided to skip the US Open, which is scheduled to run from August 31 to September 13.

World number one Australian Ashleigh Barty, Dutch Kiki Bertens (7), Latvian Jelena Ostapenko and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, who won the tournament in 2004, have also said no to Flushing Meadows. In all these cases, the coronavirus pandemic has been the reason.

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