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US Open: Dutch tennis star Kiki Bertens drops out of tournament over COVID-19 concerns – Sports News

Bertens follows different prime gamers who’ve introduced their withdrawal from New York together with Raphael Nadal and girls’s world primary Ashleigh Barty.

Dutch top-ten tennis participant Kiki Bertens mentioned Friday she was withdrawing from the US Open, following different senior gamers who pulled out over coronavirus issues.

Bertens, at the moment ranked quantity seven by the Women’s Tennis Association made the choice after a “long consideration.”

“The situation around COVID-19 is still so worrying that the health of everyone comes first and control of this virus is obviously a priority,” Bertens mentioned on Instagram.

“Our prime minister also indicated yesterday that we should be quarantined for two weeks after coming back from the States,” she mentioned.

The Dutch authorities on Thursday tightened measures after a spike in coronavirus infections within the Netherlands, the place greater than 6,150 folks have died.

This included a obligatory two-week quarantine for guests coming back from orange-coded high-risk nations together with the United States.

“Of course we respect that as a team, but this would hinder the preparation for my beloved clay court tournaments in Rome and Paris,” Bertens mentioned, indicating that she might play on the French Open, which is because of begin in Paris on September 27.

Bertens follows different prime gamers who’ve introduced their withdrawal from New York together with Raphael Nadal and girls’s world primary Ashleigh Barty.

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are all nonetheless resulting from play.

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