Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 US Open champion, added her identify to the rising group of gamers withdrawing from the Grand Slam match due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kuznetsova wrote Monday on Instagram that she was pulling out of the US Open and the match previous it on the similar web site in New York.
The Western & Southern Open begins August 22; the US Open begins August 31. Additionally withdrawing from the US Open on Monday had been No. 31 Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic, a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2019, and No. 108 Wang Xiyu of China.
Kuznetsova wrote: “I really feel very unhappy, as a result of I’ve been (ready) for these tournaments a lot, however the pandemic modifications all plans.”
The 35-year-old Russian, who additionally gained the 2009 French Open, has been ranked as excessive as No. 2 in singles. She is presently No. 32, which might have put her in line to be seeded at Flushing Meadows.
Three of the highest seven girls within the rankings, together with No. 1 Ash Barty, have pulled out of the US Open, as have the defending males’s champion, Rafael Nadal, and others reminiscent of Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios.