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The first racket of the world, Barty refused to participate in the US Open due to coronavirus

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The first racket of the world Ashleigh Barty will not participate in the Open championship of the USA in 2020 due to the risk of Contracting coronavirus.

24-year-old Australian tennis player has announced that, in addition to the tournament “Grand slam”, she will also miss the Western & Southern Open.

— The team decided that this year not going to the USA on the Western & Southern Open and US Open. I like both tournaments, so the decision I might regret, but there are still serious risks associated with the coronavirus, and I feel uncomfortable to put yourself and your team in this situation, — quotes the words of Barty Herald Sun.

US Open will start on 31st of August Western & Southern Open will be held in new York a week before the tournament “Grand slam”.

Recall, the international tennis season was halted in March due to pandemic coronavirus. The first tournament after the pause will be held in August.

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