The coronavirus has changed everything in the world in a short period. Especially, the sports world has affected ever before in history. In the middle of the pandemic, holding a sporting event needs tons of effort from everyone in it. However, the US Open 2020 has scheduled to begin on August 31st in New York. At the same time, the top tennis players have different opinions on their participation in a Grand Slam event. World Number five Elina Svitolina said, I continue to monitor the situation in the USA.
Ukraine Tennis Star Elina Svitolina seeded number five in the 2019 US Open. Moreover, She defeated Whitney Osuigwe, Venus Williams, Dayana Yastremska, and Madison Keys to reach her first US Open quarterfinal in her tennis career. Svitolina confirmed her place at the semifinals after the straight-set win against Johanna Konta of Britain. Eventually, Elina eliminated by Six-time US Open Champion Serena Williams in the semifinal clash.
“Now I continue to monitor the situation in the USA, what risks may be. When you see data on the number of coronaviruses infected in the United States, it gets a little scary. I understand that in New York the situation has stabilized, but in other states, there is a different picture that affects the whole country. said Elina Svitolina, quoted by championat.com
“I Will Decide At The Last Moment”- Elina Svitolina On Fly To The United States
Women’s Tennis Association(WTA) Ranking system put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic in mid-march. Consequently, It brought uncertainty between the players and tennis fans.
“There is still a lot of uncertainty: about the points in the ranking, and about the conditions of stay, and about the tests. It’s hard to imagine all this. Anyway, how fair is it to hold a tournament, if not everyone has the opportunity to come? Everything is very confusing. So I will decide at the last moment.” Elina Svitolina concluded.
In 2020, Elina Svitolina won her 14th WTA singles title at the Monterrey Open in Mexico. She defeated Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic in the event finals. Svitolina has a plan to start her tennis tour at the Berlin Exhibition Tennis tournament.