The US Open is scheduled to begin on Aug. 31 in New York, but as that date approaches, more tennis stars are withdrawing from the event. On Friday, two of the best women’s players in the world, Elina Sviotlina (ranked No. 5) and Kiki Bertens (ranked No. 7) announced that they won’t be participating in the US Open due to COVID-19 concerns.

“Considering all the aspects, I have decided not to play the US Open 2020,” Svitolina said in a statement on her Twitter account.”I want to thank the USTA, organisers and WTA for giving the players a chance to play and the fans to watch this great event. I understand and respect all the the efforts they are putting to make it…

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