Australia’s world no. 1 Ash Barty has announced that she will not compete at the US Open.
“My team and I have decided that we won’t be travelling to the US for the Western and Southern Open and the US Open this year,” she 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 I in that position.
“I wish the USTA all the best for the tournaments and look forward to being back in the US next year.”
After deciding to skip the US Open the defending French Open champion how has a tough call to make about playing in Paris.
“I will make my decision on the French Open and the surrounding WTA European tournaments in the coming weeks,” she said.