World No 1 Ashleigh Barty has ‘concerns’ over playing US Open


Ashleigh Barty (TEAMtalk)


Ashleigh Barty (TEAMtalk)

World Quantity One Ashleigh Barty admits she has “considerations” over enjoying on the US Open in New York.

Tennis has been on a break for the reason that begin of March with August 1 the date pencilled in for a potential return with the US Open scheduled to begin on August 31.

Nevertheless, there are storm clouds hanging over the Flushing Meadows hard-court Grand Slam as New York is the epicentre of the coronavirus in the USA.

Organisers have already hinted that ought to the US Open go forward, then there shall be a number of restrictions in place, together with gamers getting examined a number of instances every week and gamers being restricted to at least one assist member.

Males’s world No 1 Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal are amongst gamers who’ve raised considerations concerning the match and Barty additionally falls into that camp.

“I’ve considerations too,” she advised The Related Press in an electronic mail.

“I perceive the tournaments are desirous to run however holding everybody secure needs to be the precedence.

“I can’t wait to get again on the market and play however we have now to verify it’s secure to take action first, not only for me however for my group.”

Barty, although, is more likely to get an opportunity to defend her Roland Garros title in September because the French Open was moved because of Covid-19.

Nevertheless, the Australian admits it’s robust to set “tennis objectives” for the rest of the yr.

“It’s robust to set objectives, that’s for positive, (when) we nonetheless don’t actually know what the remainder of the yr will seem like, there’s a lot out of our management,” she stated.

“When we have now some certainty on the remainder of the yr, my group and I’ll sit down and set a couple of tennis objectives.”

– TEAMtalk media



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