Andreescu won't defend US Open title

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(AP) -- Reigning U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament Thursday, saying the coronavirus pandemic prevented her from properly preparing for competition.

Andreescu joins 2019 men's champion Rafael Nadal in skipping the U.S. Open.

A year ago at age 19, Andreescu became the first woman in the professional era to win the championship in New York in her tournament debut.

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1 N. Djokovic 10,220
2 R. Nadal 9,850
3 D. Thiem 7,045
4 R. Federer 6,630
5 D. Medvedev 5,890
6 S. Tsitsipas 4,745
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