Ongoing discussions over the U.S.Open 2020 seems it will be difficult for tournament organizers to staging the event as scheduled. Day by day, players are raising concerns over their participation and the Coronavirus protocols. Inline, Russian tennis star Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova admitted health is the most important thing than playing the Grand Slam event.
2011 U.S.Open quarterfinalist explained that playing tennis in the middle of the pandemic is not good for health. In an interview with Tennis Majors, Pavlyuchenkova said, Right now, it’s 50-50 for most players. We don’t know much. There’s going to be a decision in the next few days. Of course, it’s a Grand Slam, everyone would like to play it. But health is the most important thing. To go there, I need to be sure we’re going to be safe in New York. And right now, I don’t feel safe about the idea of playing the tournament.”
“It’s Very Vague For Me”- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Wants Transparency On Protocols
World Number Thirty Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova said that the U.S.Open 2020 protocols would not help us to protect from the Coronavirus.“The concept of the bubble, it’s very vague for me. Unless you place a chip on the players to know exactly their position, it’s impossible to control everyone. Someone could easily leave and then come back, as nothing had happened. It’s not easy.” Pavlyuchenkova added.
In 2020, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova before reaching the last eight in the Australian Open stunned World Number three Karolina Pliskova and three-time Grand Slam champion, Angelique Kerber. Eventually, She lost to tournament Runner-up Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the straight sets.
Moreover, It accounted for the third quarter-finals lost for her at the Aussie Open. Notably, Russian qualified in 2017 and 2019 as well.