World number one women’s tennis player Ashleigh Barty opts out of home country Australia’s new domestic competition. She said that instead of participating in this competition, I continue to focus on practice.
The whole tennis tours suspended since mid-march due to the Coronavirus pandemic. After a three and a half month break, tennis governing bodies announced the resumption of tennis tours. Consequently, Tennis Australia will hold a new domestic competition.
The governing body for the sport of tennis in Australia believes It will help tennis players to regain their fitness after a break. At the same time, the star player of the Aussie, Ash Barty said that she skipped this tournament.
At the right moment, the US Open has scheduled in their regular time frame, but Ashleigh Barty is not yet to confirmed her participation in New York. Meanwhile, Tennis Australia announced the UTR Pro Tennis Series begins this weekend under strict guidelines.
Followed by the announcement, Ashleigh Barty released her statement over the domestic competition. “At this stage, I won’t be taking part in the UTR Pro Series as my team and I continue to focus on my training, It’s great there is an opportunity for Aussies to get back out there and I wish all the competing players the best for the event,”
Strict Biosecurity Measures For Australia’s New Domestic Competition
The tournament will begin in Sydney coming Saturday. After that reopen tennis action will be held in Melbourne and Brisbane from next Monday. Players will contest for $450,000 in prize money. Tennis Australia announced strict biosecurity guidelines for this event. Players use their own towels, food, and drink as well as “tapping racquets” instead of shaking hands.
“Our team has put an enormous amount of time and effort into the planning of these events, and have worked closely with the authorities and tennis staff around the country on the ground to ensure they are run according to strict biosecurity protocols,” said Tennis Australia Chief executive Craig Tiley.