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.”