Jelena Ostapenko, Carla Suarez Navarro withdraw from the US Open

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Jelena Ostapenko and Carla Suarez Navarro are added to the ever-growing 2020 US Open withdrawals list.

The 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko is the latest active major singles titlists who will miss this year’s Grand Slam in New York, others being Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep, and former US Open winners Bianca Andreescu, Sam Stosur, and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The 42nd-ranked Latvian didn’t explain the reason for her withdrawal on social media. Her replacement in the draw will be American Whitney Osuigwe, while American 16-year-old Katrina Scott will receive the wildcard previously awarded to Osuigwe.

Earlier, two-time US Open quarterfinalist Carla Suarez Navarro also pulled out, due to unspecified “health reasons”:

Unfortunately I had to withdraw from the US Open due to health reasons. I’m not ready to compete at the moment, so I’m following medical advice. All the best to those competing in NYC. Hope to see you soon!

With the Spaniard’s withdrawal, Kurumi Nara of Japan moves into the main draw.


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