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Svitolina, Bertens withdraw from US Open

  • Published at 11:31 pm August 7th, 2020
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Kiki Bertens (L) and Elina Svitolina

Men’s defending champion Rafael Nadal and women’s world No 1 Ashleigh Barty have opted against travelling to New York to play the hardcourt Grand Slam

Women’s world No 5 Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens, ranked seventh, Friday joined a growing list of players withdrawing from this month’s United States Open due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Men’s defending champion Rafael Nadal and women’s world No 1 Ashleigh Barty have opted against travelling to New York to play the hardcourt Grand Slam as well as the Western and Southern Open that will work as a warmup for the US Open.

The United States has close to 5m cases of Covid-19 and almost 160,000 people have died, according to a Reuters tally.

The US Open organizers (USTA) are creating a bio-secure “bubble” in New York to hold the tournament from Aug. 31 without spectators.

But concern remains about whether players would face mandatory quarantines upon returning home from the US Open.

Former world No 1 Andy Murray, who won the US Open in 2012, said Monday that players travelling to New York needed assurance that they would not face mandatory quarantines after returning to Europe.

The Italian Open is scheduled to be held in Rome from Sept. 20 ahead of the French Open Grand Slam in Paris a week later.

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