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Top-ranked Barty pulls out of US Open, citing travel risks

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — No. 1-ranked Ash Barty is skipping the first tennis major since January after deciding it’s too risky to travel for the U.S. Open during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 24-year-old Australian is the highest-profile player so far to opt out of the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 Grand Slam tournament in New York because of the global health crisis.

”My team and I have decided that we won’t be travelling to the … Western & Southern Open and the U.S. Open this year,” Barty said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Thursday. ”I love both events

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Go on holiday but know the risks says government minister

Visitors to countries outside the UK can travel but will run the risk of needing to quarantine upon return, a minister has said. (Photo by Alex Zea/Europa Press via Getty Images)
Visitors to countries outside the UK can travel but will run the risk of needing to quarantine upon return, a minister has said. (Photo by Alex Zea/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Brits are free to travel abroad but they will run the risk of having to quarantine upon return, a minister has said.

Holidaymakers who went to Spain will need to self isolate for two weeks when they touch down in the UK after the government suddenly announced the country would be removed from the no-quarantine list.

It followed a spike in coronavirus cases and fears that the popular destination

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