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<br>Ashleigh Barty, the top-ranked women's tennis player in the world, [https://www.kynghidongduong.vn/tours/tour-du-lich-trung-khanh-cuu-trai-cau-thanh-do-ha-noi-sai-gon.html kynghidongduong.vn] announced Wednesday she will skip both the Western &amp; Southern Open and the U.S.<br>Open out of concern over the COVID-19 pandemic.<br> <br>"I love both events so it was a difficult decision," Barty said in a [http://www.buzzfeed.com/search?q=statement statement] sent to Australian media outlets Wednesday (Thursday in Australia). "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."<br> <br>Both tournaments are scheduled to take place in New York (with the Western &amp; Southern Open moved from its customary location in Ohio), with the non-major slated for Aug.<br><br>21-28 and the major scheduled for Aug. 31 through Sept. 12.<br> <br>Barty, 24, has been practicing in her native Australia, but with the United States struggling to get the outbreak under control, the defending French Open champ is joining athletes in other sports in opting not to travel to the U.S.<br> <br>Last week, world No.<br>2 Simona Halep of Romania signed up to play in a clay-court event in Prague on Aug. 10-16, leaving her status for the New York tournaments in doubt. Among others reportedly yet to sign up for [https://www.kynghidongduong.vn/tours/tour-du-lich-trung-khanh-cuu-trai-cau-thanh-do-ha-noi-sai-gon.html tour cửu trại câu giá rẻ] the U.S. Open are sixth-ranked Bianca Andreescu of Canada and No.<br><br>10 Naomi Osaka of Japan. They are the last two winners of the tournament, Osaka in 2018 and Andreescu in '19.<br> <br>"I respect every player's decision," U.S. Open tournament director Stacey Allaster said to the New York Times on Wednesday. "Ash made her decision on what she thinks is best for her and her team. We wish her well, and I am looking forward to seeing her return to play as she is a fan favorite."<br> <br>The U.S.<br><br>Open will be played without spectators and with extensive health precautions.<br> <br>The pandemic also forced the postponement of the French Open, which is now scheduled to begin Sept. 27.<br> <br>"I will make my decision on the French Open and the surrounding WTA European tournaments in the coming weeks," Barty said in her statement.<br> <br>--Field Level Media<br>
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<br>Ashleigh Barty, the top-ranked women's tennis player in the world, announced Wednesday she will skip both the Western &amp; Southern Open and the U.S.<br>Open out of concern over the COVID-19 pandemic.<br> <br>"I love both events so it was a difficult decision," Barty said in a statement sent to Australian media outlets Wednesday (Thursday in Australia). "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."<br> <br>Both tournaments are scheduled to take place in New York (with the Western &amp; Southern Open moved from its customary location in Ohio), with the non-major slated for [https://www.kynghidongduong.vn/tours/tour-du-lich-trung-khanh-cuu-trai-cau-thanh-do-ha-noi-sai-gon.html tour cửu trại câu] Aug.<br><br>21-28 and [https://www.kynghidongduong.vn/tours/tour-du-lich-trung-khanh-cuu-trai-cau-thanh-do-ha-noi-sai-gon.html kynghidongduong.vn] the major scheduled for Aug. 31 through Sept. 12.<br> <br>Barty, 24, has been practicing in her native Australia, but with the United States struggling to get the outbreak under control, the defending French Open champ is joining athletes in other sports in opting not to travel to the U.S.<br> <br>Last week, [https://www.kynghidongduong.vn/tours/tour-du-lich-trung-khanh-cuu-trai-cau-thanh-do-ha-noi-sai-gon.html tour cửu trại câu] world No.<br>2 Simona Halep of Romania signed up to play in a clay-court event in Prague on Aug. 10-16, leaving her status for the New York tournaments in doubt. Among others reportedly yet to sign up for the U.S. Open are sixth-ranked Bianca Andreescu of Canada and No.<br><br>10 [http://www.superghostblogger.com/?s=Naomi%20Osaka Naomi Osaka] of Japan. They are the last two winners of the tournament, Osaka in 2018 and Andreescu in '19.<br> <br>"I respect every player's decision," U.S. Open tournament director Stacey Allaster said to the New York Times on Wednesday. "Ash made her decision on what she thinks is best for her and her team. We wish her well, and I am looking forward to seeing her return to play as she is a fan favorite."<br> <br>The U.S.<br><br>Open will be played without spectators and with extensive health precautions.<br> <br>The pandemic also forced the [http://www.google.com/search?q=postponement&btnI=lucky postponement] of the French Open, which is now scheduled to begin Sept. 27.<br> <br>"I will make my decision on the French Open and the surrounding WTA European tournaments in the coming weeks," Barty said in her statement.<br> <br>--Field Level Media<br>

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Ashleigh Barty, the top-ranked women's tennis player in the world, announced Wednesday she will skip both the Western & Southern Open and the U.S.
Open out of concern over the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I love both events so it was a difficult decision," Barty said in a statement sent to Australian media outlets Wednesday (Thursday in Australia). "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."

Both tournaments are scheduled to take place in New York (with the Western & Southern Open moved from its customary location in Ohio), with the non-major slated for tour cửu trại câu Aug.

21-28 and kynghidongduong.vn the major scheduled for Aug. 31 through Sept. 12.

Barty, 24, has been practicing in her native Australia, but with the United States struggling to get the outbreak under control, the defending French Open champ is joining athletes in other sports in opting not to travel to the U.S.

Last week, tour cửu trại câu world No.
2 Simona Halep of Romania signed up to play in a clay-court event in Prague on Aug. 10-16, leaving her status for the New York tournaments in doubt. Among others reportedly yet to sign up for the U.S. Open are sixth-ranked Bianca Andreescu of Canada and No.

10 Naomi Osaka of Japan. They are the last two winners of the tournament, Osaka in 2018 and Andreescu in '19.

"I respect every player's decision," U.S. Open tournament director Stacey Allaster said to the New York Times on Wednesday. "Ash made her decision on what she thinks is best for her and her team. We wish her well, and I am looking forward to seeing her return to play as she is a fan favorite."

The U.S.

Open will be played without spectators and with extensive health precautions.

The pandemic also forced the postponement of the French Open, which is now scheduled to begin Sept. 27.

"I will make my decision on the French Open and the surrounding WTA European tournaments in the coming weeks," Barty said in her statement.

--Field Level Media