ROmania's SImona Halep
Romania's Simona Halep Image Credit: Reuters

Paris: World number two Simona Halep joined a growing list of tennis stars when she said on Monday that she would skip the US Open over coronavirus fears.

"After weighing up all the factors involved and with the exceptional circumstances in which we are living, I have decided that I will not travel to New York to play the @usopen," tweeted Halep, the current Wimbledon champion.

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"I always said I would put my health at the heart of my decision."