SYDNEY: 2011 US Open champion and former doubles world no.1 Samantha Stosur stated that she will take the rest of 2020 off after her partner gave birth to the couple's first child last month. The 36-year-old is eyeing a comeback to the court next year however. "With the schedule coming up, with COVID, with quarantine and with all the other things that you're going to have to deal with, Ia¿ve decided that I'm going to take the rest of the year off," Stosur was quoted as saying by Tennis Australia
"I'm going to stay here, enjoy being with my family, go through all those little milestones that Evie is going to have in the next six months and just really enjoy being home."
Stosur thus became the first big name from Australia to officially announce that she won't be taking part in the US Open this year. World no.1 Ashleigh Barty had earlier expressed concerns about the tournament being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as did men's star Nick Kyrgios. IANS
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