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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday July 29, 2020

World No.1 Ash Barty has announced her withdrawal from the 2020 US Open. The Aussie says she isn’t quite ready to take the risks that are involved with travelling and being out on the circuit with a global pandemic raging.

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“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 told the Herald Sun on Thursday. “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.”

Barty says she is still as of yet undecided about the upcoming clay court season in September. She plans to inform the public in a few weeks’ time.

“I will make my decision on the French Open and the surrounding WTA European tournaments in the coming weeks,” she said.


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