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


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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