“My group and I’ve determined that we cannot be travelling to the US for the Western and Southern Open and the US Open this 12 months,” Barty stated in an announcement. “I like each occasions so it was a tough choice however there are nonetheless vital dangers concerned as a result of Covid 19 and I do not really feel snug placing my group and I in that place. I want the USTA all one of the best for the tournaments and stay up for being again within the US subsequent 12 months.
“I’ll make my choice on the French Open and the encompassing WTA European tournaments within the coming weeks.”
The US Open foremost draw is scheduled to start on August 31.
The Western & Southern Open, which is often held in Mason, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb, can be held on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle in New York this 12 months, with foremost draw play starting August 22.
5 gamers from the highest 10 within the WTA singles rankings aren’t within the Western & Southern Open subject. These not enjoying embody Barty, No. 2 Simona Halep, No. 6 Bianca Andreescu and No. 10 Naomi Osaka.Headlining this 12 months’s Western & Southern Open girls’s singles subject can be No. three Karolina Pliskova, No. four Sofia Kenin and No. 9 Serena Williams. Within the males’s singles draw, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal are listed as entrants.