World number one Australian Ashleigh Barty has withdrawn from the tournament in Indian Wells. It is unclear whether he will defend the championship at the November Champions Tournament, which was transferred from China to Mexico due to coronavirus measures.
Barty last played at the US Open, where she lost in the third round. After Japanese Naomi Osaka and American Serena Williams, she is another star who canceled her participation in Indian Wells.
According to coach Craig Tyzzer, Barty will have to rethink the start of the final event of the season due to his date and game conditions in Guadalajara.
According to the coach, a start in Mexico could disrupt Barty’s preparation for the new season. After returning to Australia, she would first have to quarantine for two weeks.