Women’s World #2 Simona Halep will not be traveling to New York to play in this year’s US Open.
The 28-year-old described the “extraordinary circumstances we live in” in her Twitter post as an important aspect of her thinking, continuing: “I said in general that I would put my well-being at the center of my mind. Chosen and in Europe. I want to stay like this and prepare. “
The Romanian, who won the Prague Open on Sunday, joins a growing list of players who have spoken out against participation in this year’s US Open.
Foreclosure teacher Bianca Andreescu and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty are the biggest names in retirement, while Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens and Belinda Bencic resigned, referring to the chilling feelings of Covid-19.
Doppelkreuzmeisterin Halep says he intends to stay in Europe to prepare. Six-time US Open champion Serena Williams, along with Naomi Osaka, Sofia Kenin and Karolina Pliskova, has signed up to play.
The 2020 US Open will begin on August 31 without sight.
Among the men, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios said they will not play in New York, while Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev said they will participate.