Ashleigh Barty cautious about travelling to the United States if the US Open goes ahead

Ashleigh Barty

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty admits taking part in the US Open and other events on American soil is far from clear cut as she has her “team to consider”.

Having been on an enforced break since the beginning of March due to the coronavirus pandemic, tennis is set to resume on August 1 with the US Open scheduled to start on August 31 at Flushing Meadows.

However, there remain question marks over the US Open as New York is the epicentre of Covid-19 in the United States while it is still unclear if players and their coaching teams will be quarantined.

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Reigning French Open champion Barty says she will only make a decision once she has received all the information from the powers that be.

“It’s exciting that tennis is being talked about again and things are moving in the right direction for us to start competing,” she told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“But I’d need to understand all of the information and advice from the WTA and the USTA before making a decision on the US events.”

She added: “It’s not just me, it’s my team I have to consider.”

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