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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Simona Halep, of Romania, returns a shot to Taylor Townsend during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. Halep says she will skip the U.S. Open. She says she wants to put her health first and prefers to stay in Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

Wimbledon champ Simona Halep skipping US Open due to virus

Aug. 17, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon champion Simona Halep will skip the U.S. Open, saying Monday she is putting her health first and prefers to stay in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic. Halep, a former top-ranked player who is currently No. 2, won the title in Prague on Sunday. “After weighing up all...