Chinese tennis player Wang Qiang will miss the US Open because she is afraid to go to the US because of the situation with the coronavirus, reports L’equipe with reference to the statement of the athlete in the social network.
It is noted that the 28-year-old athlete and her team withdrew from the US Open and its preliminary tournament in New York due to travel restrictions, as well as for security reasons.
Wang Qiang is ranked 29th in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, currently the best result among Chinese women.
Earlier, due to concerns related to coronavirus, the first racket of the world, Australian Ashleigh Barty, withdrew from the US Open.
The tournament in New York will be held on August 21-28, and the US Open will be held on August 31-September 13.