US Open 2020: Former winner Svetlana Kuznetsova drops out of tournament over COVID-19 concerns

Kuznetsova wrote Monday on Instagram that she was pulling out of the US Open and the tournament preceding it at the same site in New York.

The Associated Press August 10, 2020 23:10:17 IST
US Open 2020: Former winner Svetlana Kuznetsova drops out of tournament over COVID-19 concerns

New York: Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 US Open champion, added her name to the growing group of players withdrawing from the Grand Slam tournament because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kuznetsova wrote Monday on Instagram that she was pulling out of the US Open and the tournament preceding it at the same site in New York.

The Western & Southern Open starts 22 August; the US Open starts 31 August.

Kuznetsova wrote: “I feel very sad, because I have been (waiting) for these tournaments so much, but the pandemic changes all plans.”

The 35-year-old Russian, who also won the 2009 French Open, has been ranked as high as No 2 in singles. She is currently No 32, which would have put her in line to be seeded at Flushing Meadows.

Three of the top seven women in the rankings, including No 1 Ash Barty, have pulled out of the US Open, as have the defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, and others such as Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios.

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