World Number One Ashleigh Barty will not play this year’s Flushing Meadows Grand Slam event due to travel concerns. Notably, The U.S.Open 2020 is scheduled for 31st August to 13th September amidst ongoing uncertainty.
While Aussie tennis star is not ready to travel to the United States this year, Besides, She has not taken a decision to play on France and upcoming women tennis tournaments in Europe. Australian said in a statement on Thursday, “My team and I have decided that we won’t be traveling to the US for the Western and Southern Open and the US Open this year.”
Moreover, the Western and Southern Open will take place from 20th August to 28th August in New York. As a general rule, Cinncinatti Masters held in Mason near Cincinnati. But, this year a pro-US Open tennis tournament has moved to the same Grand Slam court venue in NYC due to health and safety reasons.
She also said, “I love both events so it was a difficult decision but there are still significant risks involved due to COVID-19 and I don’t feel comfortable putting my team and me in that position. I wish the USTA all the best for the tournaments and look forward to being back in the US next year.”
“I Will Make My Decision On The French Open”- Ashleigh Barty
The 124th edition of the French Open and the last Grand Slam event of 2020 will begin on 27th September in Paris. However, the defending champion Ashleigh Barty puts a hold on the decision to defend her crown in the Clay-court.
She also said, “I will make my decision on the French Open and the surrounding WTA European tournaments in the coming weeks.”
Earlier, the Roland Garros has postponed twice in a row because of the Coronavirus pandemic. It was originally scheduled for 24th May to 7th June. To date, Several top tennis players have no clue about playing in U.S.Open 2020 and French Open 2020 as well.