Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has announced that she will not participate at US Open later this month.

Pavlyuchenkova, 29, posted her decision on her Instagram account.

“I’ve been thinking a lot and decided not to play US Open @usopen this year.

“It wasn’t easy because I hadn’t missed any Grand Slam in my entire carrier.

“Tennis is almost everything for me. The main reason is insecurity, US Open doesn’t provide any guarantees. I don’t feel comfortable to travel to USA in such circumstances.

Thanks WTA and USTA that give us a chance to play. From this moment, every player is on his own. My team and I have decided it would be for the best not to participate.”

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