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The US Open women’s singles draw has lost a few big names.

World No.5 Elina Svitolina and World No.7 Kiki Bertens both announced their withdrawal on Friday, citing concerns related to travelling during the coronavirus pandemic.

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“I still don’t feel comfortable to travel to US without putting myself and my team at high risk,” wrote Svitolina on social media.


“After long consideration I have decided not to go to the states for Cincinnati and the US open,” wrote Bertens in an Instagram post. The situation around COVID-19 is still that worrying and the health of everyone and the control over this virus is priority."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Na lang nadenken heb ik besloten niet naar Amerika te gaan voor de toernooien Cincinnati en Us open. De situatie rond COVID-19 is nog dusdanig zorgwekkend dat de gezondheid van iedereen voorop staat en de controle over dit virus uiteraard prioriteit heeft. Zo heeft onze premier gisteren ook aangegeven dat we na Amerika 2 weken in quarantaine zouden moeten. Uiteraard respecteren wij dit als team en zou dit de voorbereiding voor mijn geliefde gravel in Rome en Parijs in de weg zitten. Ik hoop dat de situatie snel een positieve wending zal krijgen en wens iedereen een goede gezondheid toe # after long consideration I have decided not to go to the states for Cincinnati and the Us open. The situation around COVID-19 is still that worrying and the health of everyone and the control over this virus is priority. Our prime minister indicated yesterday that we should be quarantined for 14 days after coming back from the states. Off course we respect this as a team and this would disturb our preparation for my beloved clay court tournaments in Rome and Paris. I hope the situation will soon take a positive turn and wish everyone good health. Take care!

A post shared by Kiki Bertens (@kikibertens) on



Svitolina reached her first US Open semi-final last September, and will be able to keep those points in the rankings.

Bertens reached the third round at last year’s US Open, matching her best ever performance in New York.

In total, three Top 10 players are already out of the 2020 US Open. Svitolina and Bertens join Ash Barty, who announced her withdrawal last week. World No.30 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova also announced her withdrawal this week, citing similar concerns.

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