US Open 2020: Jelena Ostapenko, Carla Suarez Navarro pull out of Grand Slam event
Jelena Ostapenko is the latest woman with a Grand Slam title or high ranking to withdraw from the tournament that begins next week amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jelena Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, pulled out of the US Open on Monday, citing a change of schedule.
She is the latest woman with a Grand Slam title or high ranking to withdraw from the tournament that begins next week amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Six of the top eight women in the WTA rankings already were out, including No. 1 Ash Barty, the reigning champion at Roland Garros, and No. 6 Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 winner at Flushing Meadows.
Also pulling out Monday was Carla Suarez Navarro, who was fined $40,000 of her $58,000 prize money at the US Open last year for what was deemed a lack of effort after she retired from her first-round match with a lower-back injury.
With the two withdrawals, Kurumi Nara and Whitney Osuigwe were able to get into the main draw. A wild-card invitation awarded to Osuigwe was transferred to 16-year-old Californian Katrina Scott by the US Tennis Association.
The other Indian who achieved the feat was Manav Thakkar, who became the World No 1 in the Under-21 category in January 2020.
Second seed Schwartzman carved out a 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) victory over the three-time Grand Slam title winner who won the last of his 46 career titles in the Belgian port city in 2019.
The British teenager, who is also the face of jewellery brand Tiffany and Co, will represent Maria Grazia Chiuri's womenswear collections and Dior's skincare and make-up ranges.