US Open Tennis Withdrawals : 2017 French Open winner Ostapenko and…

first_img Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Cricket After Australian Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios, China’s Wang Qiang and 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko have joined the growing list of tennis players to withdraw from the US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic.Per Baltic news website Delfi, Latvian Ostapenko said she feels its “too dangerous” to travel to the United States to play. 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