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Ash Barty won’t play US Open due to COVID-19, undecided on French Open title defence – Wide World of Sports

French Open defence also in doubt for world No.1

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Australia’s women’s world No.1 tennis star Ash Barty won’t play the US Open due to COVID-19.
Barty said in a statement on Thursday that she is still considering whether or not to defend her French Open crown.
“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 said.
“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…

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