Barbora Strýcová is the second Czech tennis player to cancel this year’s US Open Grand Slam due to coronavirus. World number two in the doubles imitated Barbora Krejčíková, who withdrew from the New York tournament last week.
The dismissal of the 31st single player Uncle was announced by the organizers of the US Open. Last year, the 34-year-old uncle of Flushing Meadows lost in the first round and never reached the third round. In doubles, she played the semifinals here twice.
“Leaving the Grand Slam was not an easy decision, especially considering my age, as the end of my career approaches. Unfortunately, I̵
In front of Uncle and Krejčík, three players from around the world apologized from the US Open for fear of covid-19: number one Ashleigh Barty from Australia, number five Elina Svitolinová from Ukraine and number seven Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands. Former Russian champion Světlana Kuzněcovová also withdrew, Spaniard Rafael Nadal will not defend the men’s singles title.
On the other hand, the two best Czech tennis players go abroad. Karolína Plíšková and Petra Kvitová confirmed that they want to play at the US Open.
Karolína Plíšková, Kvitová, Markéta Vondroušová, Karolína Muchová, Marie Bouzková, Siniaková and Kristýna Plíšková from the Czech Republic remain in the competition. Tereza Martincová has a chance to take the lead as a substitute. Jiří Veselý is in the men’s competition.