The Australian mentioned in an announcement that she wouldn’t be touring to Europe partially due to the Covid-19 pandemic in addition to factoring in her lack of preparedness to play at Roland Garros.
“It has been a tough resolution to make however sadly I cannot be competing in Europe this 12 months,” Barty mentioned in an announcement. “Final 12 months’s French Open was essentially the most particular match of my profession so this isn’t a call I’ve made calmly.
“There are two causes for my resolution. The primary is the well being dangers that also exist with Covid. The second is my preparation, which has not been perfect with out my coach with the ability to prepare with me as a result of state border closures in Australia.
“I want the gamers and the French Federation all the most effective for a profitable match.
“I now look ahead to a protracted preseason and the summer time in Australia. It has been a difficult 12 months for everybody and though I’m disenchanted on a tennis entrance, the well being and well-being of my household and my staff will all the time be my precedence. Thanks to my followers in your continued assist, I am unable to wait to play for you once more.”
The French Open is often the second main within the tennis calendar 12 months, historically starting in late Could and ending in early June. This 12 months’s match was moved due to the coronavirus and now begins later this month. Wimbledon was canceled due to the pandemic earlier this 12 months.